Atlanta Pride is sexing up its slate of Stonewall Month activities, spicing up scores of fundraisers, dinners and seminars in June with sexy cuddle bear Ben Cohen, porn legend ChiChi LaRue and hunky guy with two moms Zach Wahls.

LaRue, who partied during Atlanta Pride in 2012, hits town to hang with the go-go boys of BJ Roosters for a June 14 fundraiser; Cohen (photo) returns to Atlanta on June 18 for Out in the Stands with the Atlanta Braves, like last year; and Wahls, the straight Boy Scout from Iowa who gained fame in 2011 when he spoke passionately about his lesbian moms during a legislative hearing on gay marriage, arrives for a June 27 book signing.

Pride officials announced the events on Thursday, two days after it confirmed that the Georgia Aquarium will again host the big gay kickoff celebration and a few weeks after saying yes girl, they will burp rainbow again in October.

"We are excited to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn with a robust offering of educational programs, social gatherings, and community activities that run the gamut of the LGBTQ community in Atlanta," says Atlanta Pride Executive Director Buck Cooke.

A few other events that stand out in the crowded Stonewall schedule: the draglicious 16th Annual East Point Possums Show on June 15, the jockular Pride Run on June 22, the tasty Stonewall Party at 10th & Piedmont on June 28 and the heroic 9th Annual Evening for Equality from Georgia Equality on June 29.

The full schedule and press release from Atlanta Pride:

The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) is pleased to announce the full schedule of events in honor of the anniversary of Stonewall.

When the new guidelines for park usage were developed after the drought that forced all festivals out of Piedmont Park in 2008, Atlanta Pride moved to October in order to remain in their traditional home of Piedmont Park. That moved prompted a closer focus on the anniversary of Stonewall, a watermark in the LGBTQ community nationwide.

In 2009-2011, Atlanta Pride celebrated Stonewall Week to mark the historic anniversary within the LGBTQ movement; and in 2012, APC expanded from celebrating one week to celebrating for the entire month of June.  In 2013, the schedule of events has once again proven to be exceptional in its offerings.

Atlanta Pride Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the newly published schedule, “While many in our community bemoan our move to October for the Atlanta Pride Festival, we are excited to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn with a robust offering of educational programs, social gatherings, and community activities that run the gamut of the LGBTQ community in Atlanta!”

Cooke continued, “One thing we want to do is educate our community about what actually happened on June 28, 1969, which is why we have included the event, “Stonewall 101” on June 6. During this event, we have a panel of Atlantans, some with connections to New York City in the late 60s, who can discuss what it was like being LGBTQ during that tumultuous time, so if you've ever wondered what happened at the Stonewall Inn or didn't even know what that was, here's a great chance to learn from some fantastic pioneers in our community.”

While a schedule listing is included, full event descriptions and additional information can be found via the Atlanta Pride website at:  http://atlantapride.org/events/

Events may be added or changed, so check the Official Atlanta Pride mobile app or website for the latest updates.

Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
2013 Stonewall Month schedule

June 1 - UPDATE: RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 13
Sylvia Rivera Community Event – 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Presented by Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 2

Legal clinic for same sex couples (Part 1 of 2) – 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Presented by Georgia Benefits Counsel and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 3
Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 5
Dine Out for Pride – Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Grant Park) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Doc Chey’s Noodle House, 563 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA 30312

June 6
Stonewall 101 – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Touching Up Our Roots, Love Under Fire, and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 8
An Insider’s History of Atlanta’s GLBTQ Community and Pride Festival – 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America
Dining Room, Open Door Community, 910 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

Cirque du Nuit – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Atlanta Cotillion, benefitting AID Atlanta
Delta Heritage Museum Hanger, 1010 Delta Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30354

June 10
Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 11
“On These Shoulders We Stand” screening – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Touching Up Our Roots and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

June 12
Dine Out for Pride – Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Emory) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Doc Chey’s Noodle House, 1556 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

“Married and Counting” screening – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Out on Film and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

UPDATED AND ADDED: JUNE 13
Sylvia Rivera Community Event – 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Presented by Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 14
Atlanta Pride Night featuring ChiChi LaRue and special guest – 10:00 p.m.
Presented by BJ Roosters, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
BJ Roosters, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

June 15
Sixteenth Annual East Point Possums Show – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by the East Point Possums, benefitting Lost-N-Found Youth, Inc.
The Commons, 2727 East Point Street, East Point, GA 30304

June 16
Legal clinic for same sex couples (Part 2 of 2) – 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Presented by Georgia Benefits Counsel and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Event Room at The Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307
In order to participate, you must have taken part in the first clinic on June 2, 2013.

June 17
Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 18
Out in the Stands at Turner Field: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – 5:00-7:00 p.m. pre-game meet-and-greet with Ben Cohen, 7:00 p.m. first pitch
Presented by the Atlanta Braves, benefitting the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315 – Tickets can be purchased by calling 404.614.1325 or e-mailing [email protected] to obtain the order form.

June 19
Dine Out for Pride – Osteria 832 Pizza and Pasta (Virginia Highland) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Osteria 832 Pizza and Pasta, 832 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

Big Gay Game Show – Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m.
Presented Lost-N-Found Youth, Inc.
Jungle Atlanta, 2115 Faulkner Road, Atlanta, GA 30324

June 20
GALA Celebrates the Emory LGBT Archives – 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Emory Gay and Lesbian Alumni (GALA) and the Emory University Manuscripts and Rare Books Library (MARBL)
Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

June 21
Criminalization & Queer Rebellion: A Multi-Generational Discussion – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presented by JustUsATL
Little Five Points Community Center, 1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

June 22

Pride Run – 8:00 a.m.
Presented by Front Runners
Piedmont Park

Augusta Pride – Parade: 10:00 a.m., Festival: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Presented by Augusta Pride
Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Our American Journey – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by Atlanta Freedom Bands
St. Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

MASH ATTACKS! Party – 10:00 p.m.
Presented by the Atlanta Eagle, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308

June 23
Pet Blessing and Picnic – TBA
Presented by Congregation Bet Haverim
TBA

June 24
Dine Out for Pride – Gilbert’s, HOBNOB, 10th & Piedmont – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Gilbert’s, 219 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
HOBNOB, 1551 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 26
Dine Out for Pride – Doc Chey’s Noodle House (Morningside) – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Presented by HomeGrown Restaurants, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Doc Chey’s Noodle House, 1424 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

June 27
Zach Wahls reading and book signing – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Charis Books and More/Charis Circle, the Friends School of Atlanta, and Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
Friends School Sanctuary, 862 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

June 28
Pride Seder – 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Congregation Bet Haverim
Central Congregational Church, 2676 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

Stonewall Party – TBA
Presented by Communitas Hospitality, benefitting Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.
10th & Piedmont, 991 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

June 29
Ninth Annual Evening for Equality – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Georgia Equality
Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy – 2:00 p.m.
Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

Singing Out Proud: Living the Legacy – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus
Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307

These events are the result of hard work of many different LGBTQ and allied organizations within Atlanta’s LGBTQ community. Atlanta Pride is grateful for community partners for all that they do to add to the quality of LGBTQ life in Atlanta and for allowing their events to be included in the Stonewall Month schedule.

Finally, Cooke noted, “There are a number of fundraisers scheduled during the month of June benefitting a range of organizations. Like many of our community partner organizations, Atlanta Pride is a nonprofit organization and we rely on the support of our donors, small business partners, and corporate sponsors in order to make our festival happen and to keep our festival free for everyone to enjoy. We hope individuals, couples, and families will participate in these fundraisers, which also allow Atlanta Pride to continue our year-round outreach and programming to build community and do important social justice work.”