Rustin Lorde Breakfast 2017

LGBT Atlanta Best Bets for Jan. 12 – 18

Friday, Jan. 12

Feeling a bit frisky? Come to Underwear Night at the Atlanta Eagle, 7 p.m. – 3 a.m., 306 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Lesbians Love Atlanta and Kia and Co. present the Outstaged Lesbian Speakeasy, 8 – 10 p.m., My Sister’s Room, 66 12th St., Atlanta, GA 30309,

Synthpop duo Frisky Monkey play The Atlanta Room at Smith’s Olde Bar tonight with Board of Whores, It’s What’s For Breakfast and The Sagas, 8 p.m., 1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307,

Saturday, Jan. 13

If you are ready to let your legislators hear from you, learn how today at Georgia Equality’s Advocacy Training. This training provided by Georgia Equality staff will provide you with the tools necessary to make an impact on issues you care about, beginning with a Legislative Update/Overview for the work ahead in 2018. LGBTQ and supportive voices are going to be critical at the state Capitol again this year as full non-discrimination protections are sought. 1 – 4 p.m., Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307,

Hail to the Armorettes, who will be hosting their 39th annual anniversary show tonight with musical numbers and special guests, 8 – 10 p.m., Heretic Atlanta, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30324,

Sunday, Jan. 14

Come join THRIVE SS Inc. for the Martin Luther King Sexy Onesie Party. This is a fundraiser for THRIVE SS Inc., an Atlanta nonprofit helping people live healthy with HIV. All proceeds will go to this organization. Cash prizes will be given to best onesie, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., 150 Pine St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Monday, Jan. 15

It’s a LGBT Atlanta institution. If it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day then that means it’s the Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast, and this year’s theme is “Love Letters Across the Generations: Honoring Our Elders.” Doors open at 9:30 a.m., breakfast starts at 10 a.m. and following the breakfast, participants will assemble for the MLK March and Rally. Loudermilk Conference Center, 40 Courtland St., Atlanta, GA 30303,

MLK Day of Service is a “day on, not a day off.” It is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action to help bring together people, strengthen communities and meet national challenges. Join HRC Atlanta for a service project benefiting Lost-n-Found Youth, which provides shelter and services for homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth. Volunteers will be cleaning and organizing the Lost-n-Found Youth thrift stores, noon – 11:59 p.m., 2585 Chantilly Drive N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307,

The Bleux Stockings Society is a monthly live literature show featuring cis/trans women and non-binary people. The theme is announced in advance and the pieces that best fit the theme are chosen. Each performer gets five to seven minutes to read their piece. The cover is $10 and a portion of the proceeds will go to a women’s charity. The theme this month is Triumph and submissions are open. 8:30 p.m., Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge, 644 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Tuesday, Jan. 16

“In Memory of – Honoring Trans Lives and Losses” is a group show highlighting the loss of life and violence experienced by those in the trans community. This show is meant to make violence against trans folks (and, disproportionately, trans people of color) an issue for every person, not just those affected by it. This is an invitation for trans people and allies to use art as a form of recognizing and remembering those who have died due to transphobia. The use of portrait is an intentional way to allow allies to step forward and amplify the voices of trans folks without speaking over them. For additional questions contact, 12 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 17, Murmur, 100 Broad St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Wussy’s monthly campy feature for January is the 1999 lesbian classic “But I’m a Cheerleader!” All ages are welcome and prizes will be given for the best looks, Doors open at 7 p.m. Arrive then, grab a cocktail and a snack and take some photos before the look contest and the screening at 8 p.m., Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306,

Author Jessica Handler moderates Hear Our Voice: Atlanta Women Fighting For Human Rights, a panel of local activists, government officials and attorneys impacting our communities and beyond, including: civil rights attorney Nora Benavidez, advocate and community organizer Mary-Pat Hector, former Atlanta City Council candidate Liliana Bakhtiari and Georgia Alliance for Social Justice Executive Director Janel Green. This event is a part of 7 Stages’ National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. This year’s Big Read book is Julia Alvarez’s “In the Time of Butterflies,” 7 – 9 p.m., Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030.,

Thursday, Jan. 18

Come join a diverse group of people at Rainbros Lunch to learn more about each other and see how people can help each other in life. 12 – 1 p.m., Roxx Tavern, 1824 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324,


Monday, Jan. 21

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets tonight from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1605 Interstate 85/Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329,

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Out performer Suzanne Slair — who has been singing and songwriting professionally since the age of six in Calgary, Canada — appears at Eddie’s Attic tonight with special guest Wyatt Espalin, 7:15 p.m. 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030,

Thursday, Jan. 24

The city’s biggest film festival — the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival — kicks off tonight at 7:30 p.m. with the documentary “Sammy Davis, Jr. : I’ve Gotta Be Me,” with the LGBT film “The Cakemaker” also in the mix later in the run, Cobb Energy Centre tonight (and closing) as well as various other venues through Feb. 15, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta Georgia 30339,