After a sizzling hot summer, Atlanta’s LGBT scene slips into high gear with a massive number of new and established events swelling the calendar for fall.
Already a big month in 2009, this year every weekend in October hosts a major event. Out On Film kicks off the month, Atlanta Pride follows on the second weekend, and AIDS Walk Atlanta and the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival round out the month.
The bigger festivals share October with other traditional LGBT events like the MEGA Family Project Family Conference (Oct. 2), Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative’s Garden Party (Oct. 3) and gay humorist David Sedaris’ stop at Cobb Energy Center (Oct. 7).
Pride moved to Halloween weekend last year as part of a compromise with the city of Atlanta over drought concerns, and is set for Oct. 8-10 this year. Executive Director J.P. Sheffield says being near other gay events wasn’t a concern.