So you think just because the festival and parade are in October that the city of Atlanta doesn’t celebrate Pride in June? Tsk tsk.
The Atlanta Pride Committee has numerous events lined up throughout the month marking the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, whether you’re a baseball fan, movie buff, activist, person of faith, foodie, parent or if you just like to kick back, grab a drink and dance.
Here’s the lowdown on how to celebrate your Pride during Stonewall Month.
Sylvia Rivera Day of Service
June 6, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Lost-N-Found Youth Thrift and Consignment
Honor the memory of the late bisexual transgender activist and help Atlanta’s LGBT homeless youth by taking part in this day of service at Lost-N-Found Youth Thrift and Consignment.
Free screening of “Pride”
June 9, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
The Golden Globe-nominated flick was a hit at last year’s Out On Film festival, taking home the Audience Award for Best Overall Film. Even better? It’s free. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to snag your spot.
5th Annual LGBT Night at Turner Field
June 10, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$20.00 and up
Meet up with at the pregame patio to redeem your free drink ticket, then watch the Braves take on the San Diego Padres, then stay for the free post-game concert by Charli XCX! Five dollars of every ticket sold goes to Lost-N-Found Youth.
The Reformation Project Atlanta Regional Training Conference
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel – Downtown
$149 and up with scholarships available
Join Christian LGBT activist Matthew Vines and others for this conference that will provide training and resources on how to talk about the Bible and LGBT issues with non-LGBT-affirming Christians.
Sips-N-Strokes Pride Night
June 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
$35.00 per person
Support Atlanta Pride, bring drinks and snacks and get your Picasso on at the Toco Hills location of Sips-N-Strokes. Maybe throw a rainbow in there while you’re at it? Register by calling Sips-N-Strokes at 404-901-1099.
East Point Possums Show
June 13, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m
The Commons in Downtown East Point
A whopping 31 acts/performers are lined up for the 18th annual show with organizers expecting 3,000 people to descend on Downtown East Point. Grab some possum punch and enjoy at this Lost-N-Found Youth benefit.
Britney Bash: Atlanta Pride Night at the Eagle
June 13, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Help bid Atlanta Pride Committee executive director Buck Cook farewell with a night of non-stop Britney. There’s no cover, but save some of that cash to donate to Atlanta Pride. It’s Buck, bitch.
Dine Out for Pride at Ria’s Bluebird
June 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Head to Grant Park, order up some delicious eats for brunch or lunch with a southern flair and enjoy. 20 percent of all sales that day will go to Atlanta Pride. The late, great Ria Pell would surely approve.
What place does faith have in recovery?
June 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Phillip Rush Center Annex
Atlanta Pride, SOJOURN and The Health Initiative present this panel discussion on how different faiths deal with addiction. Includes presentations by several religious leaders and a Q&A with the audience.
Dine Out for Pride at Varuni Napoli
June 17, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The popular Midtown pizzeria opened last summer at the corner of Piedmont and Monroe and has been gaining fans ever since. Plus, they will donate 20 percent of profits to Atlanta Pride so eat up!
We Are Family!
June 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Piedmont Park Picnic Pavilion
Free but donations accepted
LGBT families and kids of all ages are invited for a morning in the park, featuring games, kids yoga, arts and crafts, and more. Plus, free pizza and water, but donations to Atlanta Pride are welcome.
Evening for Equality
June 20, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
$100 general admission
Celebrate Georgia Equality’s 20th year of advocating for our community by attending this annual awards show. Tickets sold out for last year’s event, so get yours fast before they’re all gone!
Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex of Hate
June 20, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$35.00 to $75.00
“Rupaul’s Drag Race” season six winner Bianca Del Rio is hitting Atlanta hard with two hours of non-stop comedy. This one’s not for the kids so leave the little ones at home, it’s going to get raunchy!
Atlanta Pride Seder
June 26, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Phillip Rush Center Annex
Free admission but bring a dish
Each year, the Jewish community gathers at Passover to remember our people’s journey from slavery to freedom many thousands of years ago. In partnership with Congregation Bet Haverim, we also gather once a year to call to mind another journey out of oppression – one that we are still in the midst of as an LGBT community. This year, our Pride Seder will focus on the struggle for LGBT liberation in Africa and around the word. There is a potluck dinner and there is no charge. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.