In June 1969, patrons at a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in New York City fought back against police harassment in what is viewed as the start of the modern LGBT rights movement.

Pride festivals sprung up the next year to commemorate the riot. Atlanta held its first Pride march in 1971, when about 100 people marched down Peachtree Street to Piedmont Park.

Many of the 2013 events announced by the Atlanta Pride Committee, like the annual East Point Possums drag show and Georgia Equality’s “Evening for Equality,” are June staples. Other events, like the Pet Blessing and a series of events on LGBT history, are new or expanded this year.

Saturday, June 8

Insider’s History of Atlanta’s GLBTQ Community and Pride Festival
11 a.m. @ Open Door Community
Presented by Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America

Cirque de Nuit
7 p.m. @ Delta Heritage Museum Hanger
Presented by Atlanta Cotillion, benefitting AID Atlanta

Monday, June 10

Dine Out for Pride
5-10 p.m. @ Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee

Tuesday, June 11

“On These Shoulders We Stand” screening
7 p.m. @ Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
Presented by Touching Up Our Roots and Atlanta Pride Committee

Wednesday, June 12

Dine Out for Pride
5-10 p.m. @ Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Emory)
Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee

“Married and Counting” screening
7 p.m. @ Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
Presented by Out on Film and Atlanta Pride Committee

Friday, June 14

Atlanta Pride Night featuring ChiChi LaRue
10 p.m. @ BJ Roosters
Presented by BJ Roosters, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee

Saturday, June 15

Big Gay Sing
6 p.m. @ Jungle
Presented by Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

East Point Possums Show
7 p.m. @ The East Point Commons
Presented by the East Point Possums, benefitting Lost-N-Found Youth

Sunday, June 16

Legal clinic for same sex couples (Part 2 of 2)
11 a.m.-4 p.m. @ the Rush Center
Presented by Georgia Benefits Counsel and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.

Monday, June 17

Dine Out for Pride
5-10 p.m. @ Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee

Tuesday, June 18

Out in the Stands at Turner Field: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
5-7 p.m. pre-game meet-and-greet with Ben Cohen
7 p.m. first pitch @ Turner Field
Presented by the Atlanta Braves, benefitting the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation. Tickets can be purchased by calling 404.614.1325 or e-mailing stacey.nicely@braves.com to obtain the order form.

Wednesday, June 19

Dine Out for Pride
5-10 p.m. @ Osteria 832 Pizza and Pasta (Virginia Highland)
Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee

Big Gay Game Show
8 p.m. @ Jungle
Presented by and benefits Lost-N-Found Youth, Inc.

Thursday, June 20

GALA Celebrates the Emory LGBT Archives
6:30 p.m. @ Woodruff Library, Emory University
Presented by Emory Gay & Lesbian Alumni and the Emory University Manuscripts & Rare Books Library (

Friday, June 21

Criminalization & Queer Rebellion: A Multi-Generational Discussion
6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Little 5 Points Community Center

Saturday, June 22

Pride Run
8 a.m. @ Piedmont Park
Presented by Front Runners

Augusta Pride
Parade 10 a.m.; Festival 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. @ Augusta Commons
Presented by Augusta Pride

“Our American Journey” concert
8 p.m. @ Saint Mark United Methodist Church
Presented by Atlanta Freedom Bands

MASH ATTACKS! Party
10 p.m. @ Atlanta Eagle
Presented by the Atlanta Eagle, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee

Sunday, June 23

Pet Blessing and Picnic
11 a.m. @ Mason Mill Park
Presented by Congregation Bet Haverim

Monday, June 24

Dine Out for Pride
5-10 p.m. @ Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee

Wednesday, June 26

Dine Out for Pride
5-10 p.m. @ Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Morningside)
Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee,

Thursday, June 27

Zach Wahls reading and book signing
7 p.m. @ Friends School Sanctuary
Presented by Charis Books and More/Charis Circle, the Friends School of Atlanta, and Atlanta Pride Committee

Friday, June 28

Pride Seder
7 p.m. @ Central Congregational Church
Presented by Congregation Bet Haverim

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy
8 p.m. @ Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

Stonewall Party
Time TBA @ 10th & Piedmont
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee

Saturday, June 29

Ninth Annual Evening for Equality
7 p.m. @ Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station
Presented by and benefitting Georgia Equality

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy
2 p.m. & 8 p.m. @ Glenn Memorial Auditorium
Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

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