Atlanta’s LGBT community continues to step up to help the victims of the shooting at Orlando LGBT nightclub Pulse. So many fundraisers and tributes have been created that it’s hard to keep up, so here’s a handy guide so you know where and when to go. If we missed any or new ones are created, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll update the list.
And don’t forget, Uber is offering free rides to a few bars, events and organizations through Monday night, so take advantage of that while you can.
Atlanta Rollergirls Doubleheader & Fundraiser
Saturday, June 18, 2016
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Yaarab Shrine Center
400 Ponce De Leon Ave.
Atlanta Rollergirls will match donations collected during the games to go to Equality Florida’s GoFundMe campaign for the victims’ families and survivors of the shooting. They’ll also be offering $10 off doubleheader tickets for anyone who donated blood this week.
A Night to Remember. Cry. Love. Laugh and Heal.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2115 Faulkner Rd.
Tribute will be paid to the victims, a representative from Equality Florida will speak and then a number of Atlanta’s best drag performers will put on a show. $10 admission at the door, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Equality Florida’s GoFundMe campaign and additional opportunities throughout the evening to donate. 18 and up.
We Stand With Orlando Benefit
Sunday, June 19, 2016
3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
My Sister’s Room
66 12th St.
There will be a raffle with a number of top notch items donated from various companies, DJ Liz Owen will be spinning and there’s a 7 p.m. drag show featuring Jordan Michaels McCord and Will Walker. $5 minimum donation at the door with all proceeds from the door and the raffle going to Equality Florida’s fundraiser. MSR’s owners are also donating 10 percent of gross sales through Sunday.
Atlanta Bar Church presents Pray For Orlando: A Service of Remembrance, Song and Prayer
Sunday, June 19, 2016
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Smith’s Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave.
The LGBT-inclusive Atlanta Bar Church is dedicating their Sunday night service to the victims. The offering collected during the service will be donated to Equality Florida’s fundraiser, and therapy dogs will be present.
Memorial Concert for Victims of Orlando Shooting
Monday, June 20, 2016
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Georgia State Capitol Rotunda
206 Washington St.
Lesbian state Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) will host a memorial concert to honor the victims. Includes performances by the Atlanta Women’s Chorus, the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and a message from Rep. Drenner.
Benefit for the Victims of the Pulse Shooting
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
990 Piedmont Ave.
Lesbian-owned 18.21 Bitters hosts this benefit at TEN, with 100 percent of proceeds from purchases of Absolut 18.21 cocktails going to Equality Florida’s fundraiser. Featuring a performance by Phoenix from “Rupaul’s Drag Race.”
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus presents The Story of Us
Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, 2016
8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church
1026 Ponce De Leon Ave.
This performance will be dedicated to those affected by the Orlando shooting and will feature a tribute to the victims. AGMC has waived all ticket prices and will be collecting donations for the Equality Florida fundraiser instead. Still a ticketed event so make sure to reserve yours before going.
Don’t Stop Kissing: A Reading for Orlando
Friday, June 24, 2016
Georgia Center for the Book (at Decatur County Public Library)
215 Sycamore St.
Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book are hosting this special reading of poetry and prose to remember the victims. Featured readers will include Andrea Jurjević, Megan Volpert, Stan Fong, Young Hugely, Theresa Davis, Karen Garrabrant, Waqas Khwaja, Franklin Abbott, Cleo Creech, Evan Guilford-Blake, Malika Hadley Freydberg, Diana Lynn Farmer, Rupert Fike, Janet Metzger, Christeene Alcosiba, Lita Hooper, Tammy Foster Brewer, Robert Lee Brewer, Lori Gaurisco, Lisa Nanette Allender, Michelle Castleberry, Mariana McDonald, Brent Calderwood, Karen Wurl, Teri Elam and Alice Lovelace. Collin Kelley will host.
“Love Is Love” Sticker Fundraiser
Local artist and designer Pauline Lu designed stickers with the theme “Love Is Love,” with the profits from all sticker sales to be donated to Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund. The stickers run $10.12 and are available here through July 31.