Atlanta Pride sets June schedule for Stonewall

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That’s right, possums. The start of Atlanta’s bifurcated Pride celebration is just two months away. On Thursday, organizers provided a glimpse at the events on tap for Part I. Let’s call it the Stonewall Celebration.

It’s the third year of the Stonewall Celebration, which is the way the Atlanta Pride Committee provides two times of year to celebrate your gayness and reminisce about the old-timers that paved the way to our big gay lives today. Or put another way, Atlanta Pride is in October — Oct. 8-9, actually — so here’s your chance to gay it up and celebrate the drag queens who started it all with their June 1969 uprising.

Pride Part I is set for June 18-26 and opens with the biggest drag show south of Interstate 20, the East Point Possums (photo).

Saturday, June 18
East Point Possums Show
Outdoor Charity Drag Show
Presented by: The East Point Possums
Location: Downtown East Point
Site opens 7:30pm, Show at 8 p.m., free
All tips and donations benefit Atlanta Pride & Positive Impact

Wednesday, June 22
StoryCorps: Out and OutLoud
A celebration of stories from the LGBTQ community
Presented by: WABE, Radial Café, and Atlanta Pride Committee
Location: The Phillip Rush Center
Doors open 6:30 p.m., Program at 7 p.m., free
Host: John Lemley from WABE’s City Cafe

Thursday, June 23
7th Annual Evening for Equality
Featuring the Equality Awards & Silent Auction
Presented by: Georgia Equality
Location: The Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
Doors open 6 p.m., VIP; 7 p.m. General Admission
Additional details, including Honorees and Ticket Prices TBA

Friday, June 24
Pride Seder
A spiritual celebration of the LGBTQ Liberation Movement
Presented by: Congregation Bet Haverim
Location: Central Congregational UCC
Service begins at 6:30 p.m., free

Saturday, June 25
2nd Annual Sylvia Rivera Stonewall Community Event
Event featuring fellowship, food, and a panel discussion with trans community
Presented by: Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, TILTT and Atlanta Pride
Location: The Phillip Rush Center
Doors open 11:30 a.m., program at noon; free, $5 suggested donation
Additional details, including panel discussion topic TBA

Official Stonewall Celebration Party
An evening of performances and music to commemorate Stonewall
Presented by: Jungle Club Atlanta
Location: Jungle Club Atlanta
Doors open 6 p.m., 18-plus event
Additional details, including cover charge and DJ TBA

Sunday, June 26
Brunch & A Movie
Viewing of “March On!” with food and cocktails
Presented by: Out on Film and Atlanta Pride Committee
Location: The Phillip Rush Center
Additional details, including ticket price TBA


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