‘Winter Pride’ events put the LGBTQ in ATL MLK

The annual Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend is just one of the annual celebrations that makes Atlanta the South’s gay go-to. Starting on Thursday, don’t stop ‘til you get enough all the way through Monday’s big LGBTQ breakfast, march and rally.

Celebrities, porn stars, DJs, go-go dancers, and more pack the town for the yearly commemoration and celebration of how far the movement has come and how far we have yet to go. Be ready for thousands people partying with purpose.

We start with an introduction to meet the major players. These party promoters know what’s up, and all have fun in store.

Rockstars Production ‘We Rock MLK’ Weekend

From the guys who bring you non-stop Black Gay Pride action in fall comes three days of fab that lets you party – what? – like a rock star of course. While venues are being finalized, secure your passes to Friday-through Sunday fun. VIP options available for all events. rockstarsproduction.com.


WassupNATL ‘Freedom’ & ‘Freaknik 2018’

The party promoters at Wassup create an ultimate man’s-man getaway for guys. Five amazing nights, five supersized parties, and 5,000 same-gender loving men. Dagger, Jeremy Copeland, Sherrod, Yusaf Mack, Sidney Star and more appear as guests. wassupnatl.com


ATL Mega Party

The newest organizers on the list offer weekend passes, or get tickets individually to their five blowouts. A&E Ent LLC, Angel X, Dream Team and ALT Clubbing join forces for this year’s series Thursday through Sunday. Text MLK to 64600 or visit atlblackpride.com


Friday, January 12

We Rock MLK Pre-Game Mixer

Einstein’s, 7 p.m.

1077 Juniper St.



Freedom Kickoff

with Celebrity Choreographer Jeremy Copeland

& Model-Webster Sherrod


2520 Piedmont Road NE



Hotlanta Mega Party

Museum Bar, 11 p.m.

181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW



MLK Mega Party

Location TBA

Text MLK to 64600



Saturday, January 13

We Rock Ultimate Day Party

Havana, 5 p.m.

3112 Piedmont Road NE



Mega Day Party

Atlanta Eagle, 5 p.m.

306 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE



Freaknik 2018

with Boxer & Model Yusaf Mack & Sidney Star


2520 Piedmont Road NE



Mega Night Party

Location TBA

Text MLK to 64600



Big Dicks & Fat Asses

with Big Dick Contest

Gentlemen’s Club, 12 midnight to 6 a.m.

2145 Piedmont Road NE



Sunday, January 14

We Rock Brunch, 12 noon

Location TBA

We Rock Finale, 10 p.m.

Opium, 960 Spring Street



MLK Sexy Onesie Party

to benefit Thrive SS with

Drinks, Hookah & Cash Prizes

150 Pine Street, 9 p.m.



I AM King

Kompass, 10 p.m.

2520 Piedmont Road NE



Monday, January 15

LGBT Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast

Loudermilk Center, 10 a.m.

40 Courtland St. NE



MLK Day March & Rally

Including a gay contingent from Breakfast

Peachtree @ Baker Streets, 1:45 p.m.


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