For the second year in a row, Atlanta Pride has organized a series of events throughout June to honor the riot at Stonewall, considered by many as the moment the modern-day LGBT equality movement began.
Ria’s Bluebird Memorial Drive, Atlanta GA 30312 Friday, June 6 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Premiere Party for CHRIS Kids Mason Murer Fine Art Center Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324 Saturday, June 7 6 to 10 p.m. Premiere Party is the annual summer kickoff cocktail party and silent auction for the nonprofit CHRIS Kids, an organization that helps LGBT and all youth “who suffer from trauma and neglect.” Tickets start at $40 in advance, $50 at the door. VIP tickets start at $125 www.chriskids.org/premiereparty 90’s Pride Prom Mary’s 1287 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316 Saturday, June 7 at 10 p.m. Join your favorite Village Queens for a night of 90s Pride Prom realness and support Atlanta Pride. Bring cash to tip the queens and donate to Atlanta Pride. No cover.
Screening of “The New Black” Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave, Atlanta GA 30307 Monday, June 9 7 to 9 p.m. “The New Black” is a critically hailed documentary examining the African-American community’s diverse responses to the issue of marriage equality and LGBT rights. $5 donation suggested
Immigration Law 101 for LGBTQ couples and families with Kerry McGrath and co-sponsored by Atlanta Pride Charis Books & More 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta GA 30307 Tuesday, June 10 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is an informative session to learn up-to-the minute developments in immigration marriage law for LGBT people after the Supreme Court struck down a major portion of the Defense of Marriage Act law. Spanish interpretation available. Suggested donation is $5 More info: http://tinyurl.com/moz9hg8 Theologically Incorrect—Finding Your Voice Phillip Rush Center Annex 1530 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta GA 30307 Thursday, June 12 7 to 9 p.m. An interfaith panel “will tackle barriers to faith, cultural misperceptions and commonly misused scripture, as well as the ‘elephant in the room’ —sexuality and sin.” Donations welcome
2014 East Point Possums Show Downtown East Point on the Commons Saturday, June 14 8 to 11 p.m. www.eastpointpossums.com
Protect Your Relationship with Legal Documents The Rush Center 1530 DeKalb Ave Session1: Saturday, June 14, from noon to 6 p.m. Session 2: Sunday, June 15, from noon to 6 p.m. Cost to attend event: Price of marriage license Georgia Benefits Counsel is partnering with Atlanta Pride to provide a series of low-cost legal clinics that will help LGBTQ couples protect their relationships with important and necessary legal documents. RSVP required—email David Rutland at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Deconstructing Binaries’ Poem 88 1100 Howell Mill Road, Suite A04, Atlanta, GA Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. ‘Deconstructing Binaries’ is a community-based public art project that explores and challenges binary representations of gender identity on public restroom signage.
Out on Film screening of “To Be Takei” Phillip Rush Center Annex 1530 Dekalb Ave. Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. Cost to attend event: $10
TitlCliterati Open No-Mic featuring Stonewall Month special guest Kordale Lewis Charis Books & More 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 Thursday, June 19 7:30 to 9:30p.m. The featured performer is Kordale Lewis, author of ‘Picture Perfect,’ “which tells the story of how the photo of him and his partner doing their daughter’s hair went viral on Facebook and Instagram and sparked a worldwide conversation about black gay men, fatherhood and families.” Suggested donation is $5 More info: http://tinyurl.com/pq92xg4
Georgia Equality’s Evening for Equality TWELVE Hotel, Atlantic Station 361 17th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363 Saturday, June 21 VIP reception at 6 p.m.; general admission at 7:30 p.m. This year’s honorees are: the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, which wrote a letter to state lawmakers urging them to not pass the so-called ‘religious freedom’ bill because it would effect Atlanta-based corporations who readily employee and recruit LGBT people; Grady Health System; Augusta Pride; and Kevin Clark of the Savannah chapter of Georgia Equality. To purchase tickets: www.georgiaequality.org/2014/03/10th-annual-evening-equality.
Atlanta Cotillion presents “Cirque de Nuit en Rouge” Delta Flight Museum 1060 Delta Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30354 Saturday, June 21 7 to 11 p.m.
In 2013, this event attracted some 500 people and raised more than $75,000 for AID Atlanta. The money, considered unrestricted funds, is used by the agency to supplement programs such as the Evolution Center for young gay men, free HIV testing and community testing events. AID Atlanta can also use the money to enhance access to clinical services like paying for labs for a person who cannot afford to and medicines after their Ryan White dollars have been exhausted. This year’s event includes “Americas Got Talent” finalist Prince Poppycock; “So You Think You Can Dance” performance dance crew Dragon House; and an aerialist and cirque type performance by Liquid Sky! Tickets: Host-$250, VIP-$125, general admission-$50. www.AtlantaCotillion.com
Atlanta Freedom Bands Present “Set Sail!” First Metropolitan Community Church 1379 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta 30329 Saturday, June 21 Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. “Atlanta Freedom Bands present “Set Sail”, a swashbuckling concert of sailors, pirates, and songs of the sea. AFB’s 50-member Concert Band has exciting music from the classic pirate adventure film ‘Sea Hawk’ sailing alongside ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and other swarthy selections from Gilbert and Sullivan, maritime marches from Sousa and Clarke, sea shanties and more. Cost to attend event: $15 general admission, $10 for seniors, $5 for students To purchase tickets: www.tickets.atlantafreedombands.com
Atlanta Pride’s ‘We are Family!’ celebration Piedmont Park Pavilion between active oval and Greystone building. Enter from 12th Street entrance and follow path past playground and pavilion is on the left. Sunday, June 22 1 to 4 p.m. “Atlanta Pride invites LGBTQ families and kids of all ages to enjoy a day of games, arts and crafts, kids yoga, story telling, face painting, and more! Adults can participate in a yoga class and visit community family resources tables including legal, health, and literary organizations. ‘We are Family’ is free, open to the public, and pizza and water will be provided. Join us for a day in the sun to kick off summer!” Cost to attend event: Free but donations are welcome