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.
“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)