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.
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. www.mysistersroom.com
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. www.facebook.com/events/2054056018151955/
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. gov.georgia.gov/capitol
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.
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. www.voicesofnote.org/events/the-story-of-u-s/
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.
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.