Q mag queers your vote in critical midterm election cycle

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Nov. 6 is a big day in LGBTQ Atlanta. In fact, some say it's the most crucial day for queer safety, rights and even survival in years, and our best chance to flick the pendulum back toward justice.

Two years after the Trumpian tide turned, Election Day hosts an official response from disenfranchised voters. Consider Tuesday the day that queers can shout in unison from the proverbial rooftops that we’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore.

Making sure you vote as if local queer lives depend on it, because they do, this issue of Q offers content to consider, discuss and act upon. Q Voices columnist James Parker Sheffield lays out the queer case for Stacey Abrams, and we follow that with interviews of 13 candidates including Abrams who have LGBTQ backs. For some perspective, 10 Queer Things lists Georgia's top queer issues for the state representatives that you elect on Tuesday.

Of course, Q also provides the columns and features that bring readers back week after week. Q&A meets another fiery local queer, the Q Shots photographers snap LGBTQ ATLiens, the Queer Agenda calendar offers the week's best events, and The Q advice column tries to ease folks' burdens. To top it all off, Q Movies previews the Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody

Flip through this issue of Q below, pick up a hard copy around town, and feel free to e-mail me about any and all things Q.



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