New Q looks back to move forward with gays of future past

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It’s been almost 50 years since David Bowie ch-ch-ch-chanted about ch-ch-ch-changes, warning “you rock n rollers” to look out for times morphing before our very eyes.

These children that you spit on 

As they try to change their world,

Are immune to your consultations.

They’re quite aware what they’re going through.

And it’s true. You can almost tell nobody anything these days, whether you’re the “children” in the lyric or have already transitioned to the other side of the equation.  

Still, it’s too easy to forget or ignore those who paved our way to the queer Atlanta we (mostly) enjoy today, and it's good to instead try and appreciate our lives in context of history. That’s why two of our Q features this week are set firmly in the past. 

The 10 Queer Things features pinpoints milestones that changed LGBTQ history in the U.S., and matters of queer hearts in this week's Yesterqueers photo essay. For all the advances and iterations queer life has seen, long before now and long before Bowie’s classic song, faces in these vintage photos show that love is love and gender is fluid no matter the era, except that showing it for a camera was a bold political action in itself.

Also in this week’s Q, trans pioneer Scott Turner Schofield returns to the scene of his biggest early success with a 10th-anniversary filming of Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps. You'll also find Q Shots photo galleries, the Queer Agenda events calendar, and The Q advice column.

Enjoy the full digital version below, and hit us back here on the Project Q Atlanta home site with all-new content every day.

 

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