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Atlanta Pride Starlight Cabaret

Atlanta drag star Phoenix emcees Starlight Cabaret as it returns to Atlanta Pride this weekend

Phoenix will produce and emcee Atlanta Pride’s 33rd annual Starlight Cabaret solo for the first time on the Coca-Cola Stage at Piedmont Park. It’s also the first time the show will be back on stage live and in-person since 2019.
Out on Film 2022

What not to miss at Out on Film, Atlanta’s premier LGBTQ+ film festival

Cinephiles are eagerly anticipating the 35th annual Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival, which runs in multiple Atlanta theaters from September 22 to October 2. Here's what to expect at this year's 35th annual festival.
Dr. Julia Skinner explores the many meanings of fermentation

Dr. Julia Skinner explores how fermented foods connect us to people and places

As Dr. Julia Skinner writes in her new book, Our Fermented Lives: A History of How Fermented Foods Have Shaped Cultures & Communities, few food-preparation techniques are as rich in meaning and as ripe for metaphor as fermentation. I visited Skinner at her house on the Southside—yard wild and overgrown, chickens somewhere out back—to ask what she found so alluring about the subject.
Anita Bryant Protest at National Teenager Pageant, August 19, 1977

6 Atlanta queer history facts you might not know

Way before there was a rainbow crosswalk in Midtown, Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ scene was flourishing. Queer history tends to focus on large cities like New York and San Francisco, but Atlanta’s actually been a haven for queer and trans Southerners since the early 20th century.
history of the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance

They came out slugging: The history of the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance

Fifty years ago, a ragtag group of queer women launched the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance, upending Georgia’s leftist politics with protest, performance—and plenty of softball.
Swinging Richards closes

One last night at Swinging Richards

Atlanta’s only all-nude male dance club and a longtime pillar of the LGBTQ community says goodbye after 26 years.
Vicki Powell

DJ Vicki Powell on queer nightlife, a changing Atlanta, and the art of throwing a party

"I got into DJing because I was an introvert—really shy. But I loved nightlife, and I loved going to Backstreet. I just couldn’t quite find my groove. But once I figured out that I could throw a party with a DJ booth around me, I was like, 'Oh, it’s on now.'"
It’s time to stop criminalizing HIV

It’s time to stop criminalizing HIV

Georgia law hasn’t caught up to science. For people living here with HIV, consensual sex can still lead to felony charges. An Atlanta writer shares his concerns and why it's time for change.

Canceling Atlanta Pride festival is “ultimately a public health decision,” says executive director

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Pride Committee took to social media to announce, due to surging Covid-19 case rates, it would cancel its large, in-person events scheduled for October 9 and 10, including the festival in Piedmont Park and its popular parade, for the second year in a row.
Mrs. P's Atlanta

On Ponce de Leon Avenue, 2 Atlanta LGBTQ+ landmarks are being preserved

The Wylie Hotel has named its restaurant, Mrs. P’s, for an iconic gay bar housed in the building decades ago. Down the street, the Atlanta Eagle has become the city’s first designated historic landmark dedicated to LGBTQ+ history.

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