LGBTQ culture was founded on a fight for variance, for justice, and the right to be whoever we want and live however we want. But is it being erased by assimilation into broader society? This issue of Q ATLus magazine takes a look.
For all that lip service to diversity, people on the LGBTQ spectrum sure like to play gatekeeper to who’s in and who’s out, who’s behaving properly and who’s not. “You do you” flies out the window at the first perceived “offense.” In an in-depth Q Cover story, I argue and find evidence that our infighting is a good problem to have and a testament to advances in our movement.
The bigger questions give way to individual LGBTQ Georgians living their lives and paving our future. Q People meets progressive Athens-Clarke County Councilmember Mariah Parker. Q Community introduces Baker Dude Orran Booher.
While you do you and let others do the same, our reliable weekly features highlight diverse aspects of life in the LGBTQ-ATL. This week’s Q Events offers opportunities to socialize. A disturbing culture alert is on in Q Things, and there’s good advice for a bizarre date in Q Advice.
Pick up each new edition of QATLus at LGBTQ and allied venues around Atlanta.