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Though the traditional Pride season occurs during June to coincide with the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the Atlanta Pride festival has been held in October for the past four years. Pride organizers have also made an effort to create a schedule of events during the traditional Pride month.

Atlanta Pride will be held Oct. 11-13 at Piedmont Park.

“While many in our community bemoan our move to October for the Atlanta Pride Festival, we are excited to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn with a robust offering of educational programs, social gatherings, and community activities that run the gamut of the LGBTQ community in Atlanta,” said Atlanta Pride Executive Director Buck Cooke.

Many of the events announced by the Atlanta Pride Committee, like the annual East Point Possums drag show and Georgia Equality’s “Evening for Equality,” are June staples. Other events, like the Pet Blessing and a series of events on LGBT history, are new or expanded for 2013.

“One thing we want to do is educate our community about what actually happened on June 28, 1969, which is why we have included the event, ‘Stonewall 101’ on June 6,” Cooke continued. “During this event, we have a panel of Atlantans, some with connections to New York City in the late ‘60s, who can discuss what it was like being LGBTQ during that tumultuous time, so if you’ve ever wondered what happened at the Stonewall Inn or didn’t even know what that was, here’s a great chance to learn from some fantastic pioneers in our community.”

June is also packed with LGBT fundraisers.

“There are a number of fundraisers scheduled during the month of June benefitting a range of organizations. Like many of our community partner organizations, Atlanta Pride is a nonprofit organization and we rely on the support of our donors, small business partners, and corporate sponsors in order to make our festival happen and to keep our festival free for everyone to enjoy. We hope individuals, couples, and families will participate in these fundraisers, which also allow Atlanta Pride to continue our year-round outreach and programming to build community and do important social justice work,” Cooke said.

Here is a complete list of the upcoming Stonewall Month events:

June 15

Sixteenth Annual East Point Possums Show – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by the East Point Possums, benefitting Lost-N-Found Youth, Inc.
The Commons, 2727 East Point Street, East Point, GA 30304

June 16

Legal clinic for same sex couples (Part 2 of 2) – 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Presented by Georgia Benefits Counsel and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307
In order to participate, you must have taken part in the first clinic on June 2, 2013.

June 17

Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 18

Out in the Stands at Turner Field: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – 5:00-7:00 p.m. pre-game meet-and-greet with Ben Cohen, 7:00 p.m. first pitch
Presented by the Atlanta Braves, benefitting the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315 – Tickets can be purchased by calling 404.614.1325 or e-mailing stacey.nicely@braves.com to obtain the order form.

June 19

Dine Out for Pride – Osteria 832 Pizza and Pasta (Virginia Highland) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Osteria 832 Pizza and Pasta, 832 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

Big Gay Game Show – Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m.
Presented Lost-N-Found Youth, Inc.
Jungle Atlanta, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

June 20

GALA Celebrates the Emory LGBT Archives – 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Emory Gay and Lesbian Alumni (GALA) and the Emory University Manuscripts and Rare Books Library (MARBL)
Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

June 21

Criminalization & Queer Rebellion: A Multi-Generational Discussion – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presented by JustUsATL
Little Five Points Community Center, 1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 22

Pride Run – 8:00 a.m.
Presented by Front Runners
Piedmont Park

Augusta Pride – Parade: 10:00 a.m., Festival: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Presented by Augusta Pride
Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Our American Journey – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by Atlanta Freedom Bands
St. Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

MASH ATTACKS! Party – 10:00 p.m.
Presented by the Atlanta Eagle, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308

June 23

Pet Blessing and Picnic – TBA
Presented by Congregation Bet Haverim
TBA

June 24

Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 26

Dine Out for Pride – Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Morningside) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Doc Chey’s Noodle House, 1424 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

June 27

Zach Wahls reading and book signing – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Charis Books and More/Charis Circle, the Friends School of Atlanta, and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Friends School Sanctuary, 862 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

June 28

Pride Seder – 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Congregation Bet Haverim
Central Congregational Church, 2676 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

Stonewall Party – TBA
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 29

Ninth Annual Evening for Equality – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Georgia Equality
Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy – 2:00 p.m.
Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

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