It’s the largest Black Gay Pride in the country for several reasons, and one of them is definitely the parties!...
The mood was friendly and laid-back as the LGBT community came out in force Sunday to celebrate Black Gay Pride...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. noted that the gulf between different groups of people was widened not only by outright racism, but also by the unspoken acceptance of the status quo. Although the white and black gay populations in King’s hometown have gained tremendous vibrancy and clout since his era, modern Atlanta’s gay social scene can sometimes feel as segregated as 1950s lunch counters and water fountains.
“We’re creatures of habit, and we tend to stick to things and people that we are accustomed to,” says Gregory Allen, CEO of Xtreme Entertainment, which hosts “The Lion’s Den” parties. “We tend to stay in our own neighborhoods, we tend to party in our own circles.
“There are so many subsets of the LGBT community, and without actually taking the initiative or making the effort to really bring the cultures together, everyone just goes to their own corner — African-Americans partying in their own circle, Caucasians partying in their own circle, Hispanics partying in their own circle,” he adds.
The Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde community breakfast focused on "resilience" in the LGBT community
Durand Robinson, an organizer for Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride celebration and co-owner of Traxx Atlanta, was found shot to death on Wednesday, Aug. 25.
Friends and family gathered at Traxx on Saturday, Aug. 28, to memorialize Robinson. Those in attendance remembered him as a caring, loving person who worked tirelessly as a family man as well as in business.