5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 1

1. Barely three months into 2017 and six transwomen of color have been killed. Ciara McElveen was stabbed to death. Her murder is the second reported death of a black transwoman in New Orleans this month, occur...

Catching Up with Atlanta DJ Sed the Saint [AUDIO]

Catching Up is a monthly look at Atlanta's LGBT arts scene brought to you by AM1690 and the Georgia Voice. This month's guest is DJ Sed the Saint, a popular Atlanta DJ who has played at numerous events both in ...

5 LGBT Things you need to know today, June 16

1."On Tuesday, less than three days after Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo's brutal murder, his grandmother, heartbroken and alone, boarded a flight to Orlando to attend his funeral." What happend next goes a long way to ...
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Big Freedia bounces hard in the ATL


If you haven't heard of Sissy Bounce, you don't know what you are missing. This is some of the most fun, loud, azz-shaking music in the entire world and Atlanta was fortunate to have the Queen Diva herself, Big Freedia, in town on Jan. 21 to spread some popping joy — the perfect way to end a historic MLK holiday that included a presidential inauguration.

Sissy Bounce, which I learned about from Atlanta's own Mondo Homo fest, "features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes." And while Big Freedia may appear to be masculine, she is definitely all diva and uses a female pronoun. Her hits include the booty-shaking anthem "Azz Everywhere!" and "Gin In My System."