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Thursday and Friday, March 27 – 28 The Whose Beloved Community? Black Civil and LGBT Rights conference will open with a keynote conversation featuring activist Mandy Carter, civil rights leader Julian Bond C...

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On Friday, Film Love presents The Velvet Underground, a cinematographic tribute to musician Lou Reed (1942-2013), the Velvet Underground, and the relationship with their mentor and producer Andy Warhol, 8 p.m....
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‘Re-Imagine the Dream’ over MLK Weekend

MLK Weekend Events

Over the past decade, the Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast has become the hallmark event of MLK Weekend in Atlanta as LGBT activists gather together for food and conversation.

Craig Washington and Darlene Hudson, organizers of the annual breakfast, agree the event is known for bringing together a diverse crowd of people to discuss social justice while eating a free breakfast of eggs, bacon and biscuits.

This year there will not be a formal panel, Washington said. Instead, key leaders in the city’s LGBT community will present the theme and “deliver the charge” to attendees, he said. This year’s theme is “Re-Imagine the Dream.”

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Athens Pride announces 2012 festival details

Organizers behind the annual Athens Pride festival have announced details of this fall's upcoming event.

This year's festival will be held Sept. 6-9. Last year was the first year that Athens celebrated Pride outside of the spring.

Organizers wanted to move the festival to the fall to get students out and mixed into the community at the beginning of the school year.

The festival unofficially kicks off with a pre-Pride happy hour at The Go Bar from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31.

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What’s on your LGBT agenda for the weekend?

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Plenty of events are taking place this weekend, from dance parties to beer busts to a transgender community gathering to 'sugarbutch' blogger realness. Check out our Best Bets and plan your weekend now.

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Festivals, fundraisers and more: Atlanta LGBT calendar overflows this weekend

Whether you prefer gala dinners, singing around a campfire, tipping back margaritas or traveling back in time, Atlanta's packed LGBT schedule has something for you this weekend.

Sure, Atlanta's queer calendar is brimming almost every day. But this weekend is especially filled with major events.

Here are just a few of the biggest you can choose from this weekend. Click on the links for full stories about each.

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Gayest weekend ever?

From fundraisers to festivals, Atlanta LGBT calendar overflows Friday through Sunday

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Immigration activist named LGBT honorary grand marshal, speaker at Atlanta MLK March

Paulina Hernandez, Atlanta Pride grand marshalPaulina Helm-Hernandez, co-director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG), is the 2012 honorary grand marshal and speaker for the Martin Luther King rally following the annual MLK March on Monday, Jan. 16.

The selection of Helm-Hernandez was announced by the Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast planning group. The breakfast, founded in 2002 by LGBT activists Craig Washington and Darlene Hudson, takes place this year at St. Mark United Methodist Church at 10 a.m.; the march begins at 1:30 p.m. with the rally following the march.

Helm-Hernandez was chosen because of her "commitment to community building with marginalized populations. She has a background in farm worker and immigrant/refugee rights organizing, cultural work, youth organizing, anti-violence work and liberation work that centers people most affected by violence, poverty, war and racism," the planning committee said in a statement.