In case you couldn’t tell by the preponderance of red outfits, gift guides and pop music fluff, it’s time to party in the LGBTQ-ATL. This week brings so many gatherings that we put it on our cover.
Look no further than the Queer Agenda calendar of events, which lays out the best local opportunities to don your gay apparel and make the season bright. We also take the party back home with easy, inexpensive, creative ideas for throwing a cozy queer celebration without leaving the house.
One of the biggest events of the year takes place on Saturday. Heretic takes advantage of its December anniversary to throw the gay men’s holiday party of the season, and after 27 years rocking the house on Cheshire Bridge Road, who better?
Of course, there’s reverence among all the revelry this season, and Mark King interviews the performer of a monologue on queer history that simply should not be missed. Bring a tissue. Elsewhere, columnist Heather Maloney returns to speak on behalf of fellow trans women about a cultural slight that she can no longer ignore — the fetishization of transgender bodies way beyond the objectification of other porn participants.
Amid all the seasonal spirit, you’re you and we’re Q. A week doesn’t go by that we miss a chance to offer Q Shots event photos, The Q advice column, and the freshest local LGBTQ news in town online every day.
Read the full issue below, and let us know how we’re doing.
Pick up a new edition of Q each week at queer and LGBTQ-friendly venues around town.