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Saturday, Nov. 12

The American Veterans for Equal Rights will march in Atlanta’s Veterans Day Parade, carrying flags including the rainbow flag, for the first time since the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., starting at the Civic Center MARTA Station. To participate, contact president@aver.us.

Come share and hear stories of LGBT people working across race, gender and social justice movements with “Queers Run Amok: LGBT Leadership in Social Movement.” 12-5 p.m. at Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

East Side Pride hosts a Stone Mountain Hike. Meet in the free parking lot in downtown Stone Mountain Village (next to City Hall at 922 Main St., Stone Mountain, GA 30083), then hike into the park and up the mountain. 4-7 p.m., http://eastsidepridenews.blogspot.com.

Brett Norris with “What’s Best for Jane” at 6 p.m., followed by “Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry” at 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com.

It’s officially sold out, but Brandi Carlile performs with doors open at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, www.thebuckheadtheatre.com.

Liquified, P’cheen & Vicki Powell presents the Edgewood Electronic Music Festival featuring Atlanta’s own Earthtone Soundsystem and Warm Art. 8 p.m.-3.a.m. Dinner served until midnight. No cover. P’cheen. 701-5 Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312. www.pcheen.com.

The Augusta Pride 2012 Kick-Off Party features entertainment including Atlanta’s Armorettes, plus the unveiling of the 2012 slogan and merchandise. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at The Filling Station, 1258 Gordon Highway, Augusta, GA 30901, www.augustapride.com.

DJ Tina Vee spins for the first Les – Bro Tie Party, with a $25 bar tab for the butch or femme with the best tie. My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.mysistersroom.com.

DJ Extreme spins at 10 p.m. at Mixx Atlanta, 1492 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mixxatlanta.com.

DJ Jack Chang spins at the Heretic, 2069 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com.

Sunday, Nov. 13

DJ Vicki Powell spins for the last “Sunday Service” patio dance party at Church until spring, which also serves as the closing party for the Edgewood Electronic Music Festival. 6-11 p.m. at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, 466 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312.

In lieu of the regular Church Without Walls service in Candler Park, Gentle Spirit Christian Church will make bag lunches and carry them to Little 5 Points to offer food and hygiene kits to homeless people in the square. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. www.gentlespirit.org.

Joining Hearts hosts a volunteer and host committee Kick Off Party to launch its 2012 season, the group’s 25th year of providing housing support for people impacted by HIV. 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.joininghearts.org.

“Woke Up Black,” a documentary featuring diverse African-American youth including a genderqueer lesbian and a young man being raised by two dads, screens as part of the BronzeLens Film Festival. 5:45 p.m. at the Cosby Center at Spelman College. www.bronzelensfilmfestival.com.