Happy Pride month! Although Atlanta’s heat pushes the official celebration to October, Pride is still going strong this month as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with film screenings, dance parties, political activism, and more! Atlanta’s offering up some fantastic Pride events this June, so come on out and celebrate the history, the community, and of course, your Pride.

Sexy Saturday Burlesque – Show your Pride Edition: June 8

The Candybox Revue Burlesque troupe’s monthly show at My Sister’s Room gets a rainbow twist! Start your Pride month with a bang — wear your best rainbow gear and enjoy sexy performances by Candi LeCoeur, Frankie Love, and more! The show starts at 10:30 pm. More information: MySistersRoom.com

50 Years of LGBT Cinema:

June 14 and 15

Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta Pride, and Out on Film celebrate Pride month with four free screenings of LGBTQ-themed films and documentaries. On June 14, you can see Living with Pride at 100 at 7 pm, a documentary following Ruth C. Ellis, the oldest living lesbian activist, and The Watermelon Woman at 9 pm, a movie following Cheryl as she goes in search of the identity of the Watermelon Woman – a black lesbian actress from the 30’s. On June 15, see Save Me at 5 pm, about a sex and drug addict forced into conversion therapy by his Christian-run ministry, and Brother to Brother at 7 pm, a drama following a black writer and a gay teenager, both homeless during the Harlem Renaissance. More information: AtlantaPride.org

2019 Pride Run: June 15

Celebrate the community, get some exercise, and raise money for a good cause – sounds like a win-win-win to us! This 5k, hosted by Atlanta Pride Run and Walk and Atlanta Pride Committee, raises money for Atlanta’s LGBTQ community. The race takes place at Piedmont Park from 8 am to noon and costs $30 to participate. Register: FrontRunnersAtlanta.org

Rainbow Pub Crawl: June 15

My Sister’s Room hosts the second annual Rainbow Pub Crawl, featuring 10 different Midtown bars. Sign-up for the crawl begins at 7 pm at My Sister’s Room, and the crawl ends at Ten Atl at midnight. Pub crawl guests receive waived covers and exclusive drink specials! Early bird tickets are only $10, so get yours now! Tickets: MySistersRoom.com


What better way to celebrate Pride than dancing the night away – for those 21+, that is! Atlanta Pride Committee and My Sister’s Room host the party, featuring DJ sets by Whitney AbstraKt and Ree de la Vega, as well as other special guest performers. Doors open at 10 pm, pre-sale tickets are $10 and $15 at the door. Tickets: FreshTix.com/events/grrl-crush

OutRising: June 23

The Fox Theatre and Lexus commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Pride at the Fox Theatre’s rooftop Marquee Club. Enjoy light bites, cocktails, sets from Anonima and Alexander, and free merch from Lexus while soaking in the views of Midtown. Tickets for the event, which lasts from noon to 4 pm, are $20. More information: FoxTheatre.org


Not only is the Atlanta summer hot, but so is the dance floor! Head over to The Bakery Atlanta for Southern Fried Queer Pride’s official queer dance party. The 18+ event features sets by Jsport, Malcriada, and Whitney AbstraKt. Doors open at 10 pm and the suggested door cover is $7 to $20. More information: SouthernFriedQueerPride.com

SWEET TEA – A Queer Variety Show: June 29

Sothern Fried Queer Pride hosts Atlanta’s longest-running queer variety show at The Bakery Atlanta. Celebrate Atlanta’s vibrant LGBTQ community, as well as the history behind the month, by enjoying the talents of performers like Edie Bellini, Gabbie Watts, Perka Stex, and more! Doors open at 9 pm, the show starts at 10 pm. The suggested door cover is $7 to $20. More information: SouthernFriedQueerPride.com

Heavy Syrup Tea Dance: June 30

Want to join in on the festivities but not a night owl? This event is perfect for you! Southern Fried Queer Pride closes out their festival with this evening event. Come out to The Bakery Atlanta from 4 pm to 9 pm for yard games, sprinklers, food vendors, and live music. Enjoy the Atlanta summer sun alongside the city’s LGBTQ community. More information: SouthernFriedQueerPride.com

2019 Stonewall March: June 30

The Atlanta Pride Committee is honoring the legacy of Stonewall by gathering Atlanta’s best activists and organizations for the first-ever Stonewall Pride march and rally. Line-up for the march will begin at noon at the North Avenue MARTA station and step off is at 1 pm. The march ends at Piedmont Park, where a rally will commence with speakers from the community. More information: facebook.com/events/433953584038180/

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