Join Charis Books and More for a conversation with Darnell Moore about black queer liberation, feminism, and freedom as he shares stories from his book “No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America.” When Moore was 14, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they thought he was gay, and poured a jug of gasoline on him. He escaped, but barely. Three decades later, Moore is an award-winning writer, a leading Black Lives Matter activist, and an advocate for justice and liberation. In his book, he shares the journey taken by that scared, bullied teenager who not only survived but found his calling.
Charis Books and More
There’s nothing like a good ol’ fashioned tea party to build community and meet others. Southern Fried Queer Pride kicks off with No Boys Allowed, a tea party social for women to discuss issues and ideas in the community, sip tea, and meet others. This is an intentional space for women. Tea and refreshments will be served. This event is 18 & up.
The Bakery Atlanta
Atlanta Pride presents out comediennes Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro tonight as part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Celebrations.
Thursday, June 21
Need a lift to your spirits? Check out Sashay Away with bartender Trent and drink specials.
My Sister’s Room
Friday, June 22
The terrific, lesbian-themed “Hearts Beat Loud” shows today.
Midtown Art Cinema
The Rise of the Rainbow Economy: 2018 AGLCC LGBT Business Summit is today, sponsored by the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The summit is a day-long seminar exploring the intersectionality of personal, professional, and social responsibility and advocacy through micro-networking, interactive panel discussions with local and national business leaders, and an overview of the state of today’s LGBT economy.
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Saturday, June 23
Don’t miss an Atlanta Rollergirls double-header — the Glamma Rays v. Apocalypstic and Jukes of Hazzard vs. a TBD opponent.
Yaarab Shrine Center
Join ZAMI NOBLA and Charis Circle in welcoming Leona Beasley who is a writer and self-described “Southern lesbo warrior king.” Beasley writes about eccentric, funny, and often queer characters from the South. Her debut book “Something Better than Home” is a 2018 Lambda Literary award finalist, depicting the life of a young lesbian coming of age and coming out in the 1970s South. The event will feature a reading, refreshments, and a book signing. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary event and the suggested donation is $5.
Charis Books and More
LovHer and T A S T E and Rotten Peaches and For All Humans and WUSSY have come together to throw the Unity Ball, a unifying dance party tonight with DJ Ree De La Vega.
Sunday, June 24
DJs Neon the Glowgobear and Ron Pullman headline Drench pool party. Register at GaaPac.com for free admission.
W Atlanta – Downtown
Come get some sun, fresh air, and community at Frolic, a queer picnic and day party put on by Southern Fried Queer Pride for Southern Fried Queer Pride 2018. Bring a blanket, snacks, and a friend. SFQP will have field games for folks to play. Come early to get pops by King of Pops. There will be swimming pools, board games, barbecue, and a community mural painting going on all day and music.
The Bakery Atlanta
Atlanta United is holding Unity Night during its match against Portland today. The event includes a pregame tailgate party and rainbow flags with ticket purchase. The tailgating begins at noon.
Mercedes Benz Stadium
Thursday, June 28
Out On Film and the Atlanta Pride Committee present “The Wound” for Stonewall Month. “The Wound” is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by openly gay musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood.