2016 Black Gay Pride Event Guide

­Friday, Sep. 2 The Gilead Community Luncheon takes place inside the Mitchell Ballroom of the Georgian Terrace Hotel, 12 p.m., www.atlantaprideweekend.com Who can resist a party with the name the Naked Hu...

Guest editorial: Lessons learned from Black Pride

Everyone’s first Black Pride is their favorite, and mine is no exception. For black gay men who came out in Atlanta around a certain era, late 1990s to early 2000s I suppose, our Black Pride memories are shaped...
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Join GA Voice tonight at XS Ultra Lounge to kick off Black Pride weekend


The GA Voice staff will join Traxx Girls and Traxx Atlanta tonight for "First Degree Burn," an official welcome to Atlanta party for Black Pride weekend.

The party is at XS Ultra Lounge, located at 708 Spring St., officially starts at 10 p.m. and will go long into the night and early morning hours and hundreds of people get the weekend to one of the largest Black Pride weekends off to a start.

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Plan your Pride

Check our extensive events calendar for the world’s largest Black Gay Pride celebration

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Black Pride’s nightlife scene scales back on major stars, but still promises plentiful parties

Black Gay Pride nightlife

There won't be a Nicki Minaj versus Lil Kim drama storm, a Brandy sing-a-long or Kelly Rowland waving to the masses at this year's Black Gay Pride. Expect old-fashioned block parties, plenty of great music from up-and-coming artists, and still a few notable names including Elle Varner, Fantasia and Melanie Fiona.

Tough economic times are taking a toll on Black Gay Pride promoters known for bringing in the big names and many decided this was the year to cut back and work to produce quality parties with great talent at affordable pricing.

For the first time ever, Traxx Atlanta, Rockstars Production and the Lions Den are combining their VIP and Club Hopper passes so participants can purchase one pass from any promoter and have access to all parties the promoters are producing.