Atlanta Pride rolls out schedule for Stonewall Celebration in June The GA Voice Editors April 14, 2011 Southeast After Atlanta Pride was held in Piedmont Park for most of its 40-year history, Pride was forced to move in 2008 when city officials booted large festivals from the park due to a massive drought. Held over July Fourth weekend at the Civic Center, Pride attendance and finances suffered. The festival moved back to Piedmont Park for 2009, but over Halloween, to get around city policies that limited festivals in the summer season. Last year, for its 40th anniversary, Pride was held again in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day and the Atlanta Pride Committee made plans to keep the festival in October but to also hold celebrations in June to coincide with the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that kicked off the modern day LGBT equality movement. The full schedule: Saturday, June 18East Point Possums ShowOutdoor charity drag showPresented by: The East Point PossumsLocation: Downtown East PointSite opens 7:30p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.Free eventAll tips and donations benefit Atlanta Pride & Positive Impact Wednesday, June 22StoryCorps: Out and OutLoudA celebration of stories from the LGBTQ communityPresented by: WABE, Radial Café, and the Atlanta Pride CommitteeLocation: The Phillip Rush Center (1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Suite A, Atlanta GA 30307)Doors open 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7 p.m.Host: John Lemley from WABE’s City CafeFree event Thursday, June 237th Annual Evening for EqualityFeaturing the Equality Awards & Silent AuctionPresented by: Georgia EqualityLocation: The Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference CenterDoors open 6 p.m. VIP, 7 p.m. general admissionAdditional details, including honorees and ticket prices TBA Friday, June 24Pride SederA spiritual celebration of the LGBTQ liberation movementPresented by: Congregation Bet HaverimLocation: Central Congregational UCC (2676 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta 30329)Service begins at 6:30pmFree event Saturday, June 252nd Annual Sylvia Rivera Stonewall Community EventEvent featuring fellowship, food and a panel discussion with transgender community members.Presented by: Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, TILTT, and the Atlanta PrideCommitteeLocation: The Phillip Rush Center (1530 Dekalb Ave. NE, Suite A, Atlanta GA 30307)Doors open 11:30 a.m., program at noonFree event, $5 suggested donationAdditional details, including panel discussion topic TBA Official Stonewall Celebration PartyAn evening of performances and music to commemorate StonewallPresented by: Jungle Club AtlantaLocation: Jungle Club Atlanta (2115 Faulkner Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324)Doors open 6 p.m.18+ EventAdditional details, including cover charge and DJ TBA Sunday, June 26Brunch & A MovieViewing of “March On!” with food and cocktailsPresented by: Out on Film and the Atlanta Pride CommitteeLocation: The Phillip Rush Center (1530 Dekalb Ave. NE, Suite A, Atlanta GA 30307)Additional details, including ticket price TBA These events are subject to change and additional events may be added. Visit www.atlantapride.org for updates. Top photo: The East Point Possums Show attracts hundreds of people to downtown East Point for an amazing drag show that kicks of this year’s Stonewall Celebration. (by Dyana Bagby) SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website + 4 = ten Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.