Georgia Equality's annual event largest in history
Inman Park's Krog Street Tunnel is one of Atlanta's premiere street art venues. The walls lining the tunnel and interior columns have been tagged and re-tagged with various symbols, graffiti and posters. But until quite recently, no one had used the tunnel's walls for a marriage proposal.
That's exactly how Sean Lanoue proposed to his now fiance Neon Douglass on Jan. 26.
“It was a big surprise. Big surprise,” Douglass told GA Voice today, who of course said "yes!"
Rainbow Days at Six Flags Over Georgia brought crowds to the theme park on Aug. 25 for an LGBT day of thrills complete with a concert featuring ‘80s pop star Tiffany and raunchy gay rapper Cazwell.
Lines formed to get into Mary's in East Atlanta on Friday, Aug. 17, for its annual Madonna-Rama bash, a celebration of the birth of the Queen of Pop that had people squeezing, swaying and sweating to decades of Madonna hits and favorites. DJ Diablo Rojo, wearing a special "Hey Mister DJ" t-shirt (that later came off) was manning the tables as he laid down the beats of the queen who has earned her place forever a gay icon.
She's still speaking out on behalf of LGBT equality and making trouble, currently being sued by Russian activists angered and offended she dared to advocate for gay equality during her tour in St. Petersburg.
People packed the bar and sang loudly to Madonna favorites as videos of the pop legend played on screens throughout the bar. Upstairs in the Boozy Cougar, Lourdes "herself" was serving up cocktails for fans of her mother. The party is considered one of Mary's most popular annual parties.
SkateBoyz ATL gathered Aug. 8 at Metro Skates on Metropolitan Parkway for its weekly Wednesday skating night.
The LGBT skating organization was formed as a place for those who love to rollerskate to get together for fun, parties as well as providing community service, including conducting HIV tests at the rink.
Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast
The 11th annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast was held Jan. 16, 2012, at St. Mark United Methodist Church as part of the official Martin Luther King Jr. march's events. More than 250 people attended the breakfast with the theme "Setting Our Agenda for Justice" and included food as well as discussion surrounding such issues as reproductive rights, gender equality, HIV stigma and economic disparity.
Founded by Craig Washington and Darlene Hudson, the breakfast is a way for black LGBT people "to take the lead in bringing all groups to remember the contributions of lesbian poet activist Audre Lorde and civil rights activist and aide to Dr. King, Bayard Rustin," says Hudson. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)
GA Voice photographers were on-hand all weekend, capturing the best of LGBT Atlanta's Halloween celebrations. Check out our Halloween nightlife galleries below. Be sure to click the gallery titles for more photos.
Halloween 'Fame' Party at The Arts Exchange
“Fame: A Halloween Party Where People Will Remember Your Name” was held on Sat. Oct. 28, 2011 at The Arts Exchange. DJs Vicki Powell and Kyle Keyser provided the beats. (Photos by Brent Corcoran/RNZ Photography)
Jubilant crowds packed Le Buzz, the Cobb County gay bar, July 29-30 for the second annual Marietta Rainbow Festival.
The event exceeded all expectations, said Johnathon Murphy, general manager of the bar located just outside the perimeter, who placed attendance as high as 4,000.
There was a kids' zone where drag queens interacted and performed for young children and their families on Saturday evening as well as packed bar with a long line to enter to watch the drag show later on Saturday night. A vendor space included local businesses as well as booths from Georgia Equality and AID Atlanta.
More than 75 artists performed over the weekend event and tentative plans for next year include possibly making the event a three-day festival including a parade.
Sissy Bounce queen Katey Red knocks Friday's Mondo Musico out of the park
It was Mondo Musico Friday night as part of Mondo Homo's great music lineup over the weekend for its 5th annual alternative queer arts fest held in East Atlanta.
The Friday night action began with punk-rock group 8 Inch Betsy getting the crowd warmed up with their grrrrl rock sound, followed by hip hop music MC UNECC, and then Skate Night.
On Sunday, March 20, 2011, the Hotlanta Softball League kicked off its 2011 spring season. Check out our photos from Opening Day below. Click here for the full album.