Stonewall Month calendar of events The GA Voice Editors June 8, 2012 Features But after being celebrated the last weekend in June in Piedmont Park for most of its history, Atlanta Pride was forced to move in 2008 when city officials booted large festivals from the parched park due to a record drought. Held over July Fourth weekend at the Civic Center the next year, 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 due to drought concerns. In 2010, Atlanta Pride Committee announced it would hold future festivals on the weekend closest to National Coming Out Day, which is Oct. 11. For 2012, that means Oct. 13-14. But the Atlanta Pride Committee still wants to honor the anniversary of the riots — hence, Stonewall Month. “We’ve hosted Stonewall Week for several years and wanted to branch out to include more events … which lead to the creation of our most extensive and diverse list of Stonewall offerings thus far, lasting far longer than just a week,” said Pride Board Chair Glen Paul Freedman. Monday, June 11 ‘Legalize Gay’ screeningQ&A with Ben Cohen to follow7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Midtown Art Cinema391 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308http://bit.ly/JMv2p5 Tuesday, June 12 ‘I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters’ Book and history discussionPart two of three7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books and More1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307www.charisbooksandmore.com Wednesday, June 13 Dine with Pride at Osteria 832Portion of bills donated to Atlanta Pride5 – 10 p.m.832 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306 Friday, June 15 ‘Stonewall Uprising’ screening7 p.m. at First Existentialist470 Candler Park Drive NEAtlanta, GA 30307 Saturday, June 16 ‘Examining What We Have & Where It Can Take Us’ Poetry Workshop w/ Dustin BrookshireBring a poem to workshop and participate in generative exerciseFreeRegister for free at email@example.com – 4 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307 East Point Possums ShowA benefit for the Phillip Rush Center7 p.m. at The Commons2727 East Point St., East Point, GA 30304www.eastpointpossums.com Tuesday, June 19 ‘I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters’ Book and history discussionPart three of three7:30 – 9 p.m. at Charis Books and More1189 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307www.charisbooksandmore.com Wednesday, June 20 Dine with Pride at Doc Chey’s (Grant Park)Portion of bills donated to Atlanta Pride5 – 10 p.m.563 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA 30312 LGBT Health Insurance Seminar7 p.m. at the Phillip Rush Center1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307 Friday, June 22 Pride SederPresented by Congregation Bet Haverim7 p.m. at Central Congregational2676 Clairmont Road NEAtlanta, GA 30329 Georgia Equality’s 8th annual Evening for Equality7 p.m. at Twelve Hotel361 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363www.georgiaequality.org Saturday, June 23 22nd annual Pride Run/Walk 5k8 a.m. Race starts at Piedmont Parknear the Aquatic Centerwww.eteamz.com/frontrunnersatlanta Augusta PrideParade: 10 a.m., Festival: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.Augusta Common836 Reynolds St., Augusta, GA 30901www.augustapride.com Wednesday, June 27 Dine with Pride at Doc Chey’s (Morningside)Portion of bills donated to Atlanta Pride5 – 10 p.m.1424 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306 Out in the Stands LGBT Night at Turner FieldBraves vs. Arizona DiamondbacksVIP meet-and-greet with Ben Cohen7 p.m. at Turner Field755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315Tickets: 404-614-1325 or firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, June 29 Author/blogger Sinclair Sexsmith Discussion on body confidence in queer masculine community7:30 p.m. at Charis Books and More1189 Euclud Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307www.charisbooksandmore.com Saturday, June 30 Sylvia Rivera Community EventTrans community member panel11:30 a.m. at the Phillip Rush Center1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307 Author/blogger Sinclair Sexsmith ‘Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica’7:30 p.m. at Charis Books and More1189 Euclud Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307www.charisbooksandmore.com Sunday, July 1 KCCA Children’s Story HourKelli’s Childcare Collective of Atlanta celebrates queer families“A Tale of Two Daddies” “Who’s in a Family” “In our Mother’s House”1 p.m. at Charis Books and More1189 Euclud Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307www.charisbooksandmore.com Top photo: Bayard Rustin (via Library of Congress) SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website + one = 8 Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.