In our mission to highlight every aspect of LGBTQ Atlanta, we train this week's Q magazine spotlight on a relatively new holiday on the queer calendar. On International Trans Day of Visibility and every day, we see you.
We all know that standing up, declaring who we are, and telling our stories is precious and crucial for the whole movement. On March 31, TDOV commemorates the struggle for the ‘T’ in our beloved acronym. Inextricably sewn into the fabric of the queer tapestry since before Stonewall, the often-rocky, always-inspiring journey for trans brothers and sisters is all of our story, even if factions of the community don’t acknowledge that fact like they should.
To recognize it and help create forward movement, our Cover Feature turns to contributing photographer Jon Dean. He shoots and interviews six local trans folks making change by being visible every day of the year. They reveal details on their journeys, advice for trans people just starting to explore their identities, and shout-outs to what cis queers can do to help ease their paths.
Inspired, we asked GLAAD what more we can do as allies, and the 10 Queer Things feature has those insights and revelations.
Speaking of revelations, we're discovering the all-queer Australian band Cub Sport. They're making a big splash in the music world with kudos from high places. What's more, they're kicking off their U.S. tour in Atlanta this week. Our Music interview gets to know the band as their trajectory heads directly for your pop consciousness.
In Voices, Eric Paulk says conservative reactions to the Parkland shooting are putting LGBTQ students in the line of future fire, and in The Q column, sexual two-faces rear their heads in need of advice. We have Q Shots pic pages from past events, and an expanded Easter edition of Queer Agenda calendar for new ones.
Enjoy this issue, and be sure to tell your friends to pick us up each week. Of course, please continue to visit our Project Q Atlanta homesite for new content every day, and feel free to e-mail me any time with your Q-related questions and comments.
Q magazine is available at LGBTQ and queer-friendly outlets around town. Read the digital version below: