The president may make it official, but you make it fabulous. All the homos and homies are go for Pride Month party in the USA, and gay Atlanta gets in on the action with events throughout Stonewall Month.
On Friday, President Obama proclaimed June for all that is gay and good in America to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. As if on cue, Atlanta Pride Committee also released its month-long list of officially sanctioned LGBT events in its Stonewall Month slate through the end of June.
New activities join some old favorites that say, “Hey girl, if you’re lesbian, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in Atlanta, we have your back and boy do we know how to celebrate it.”
You can view Atlanta Pride’s whole official event schedule, from paint parties to panel discussions to meals and more, but we’ve picked out a few sure-bets for making your Stonewall Pride bright. Then to boost your output and intake during this all-important month, we mixed them with some other, unofficial but amazing June happenings that make sure your June Pride burns hard and long.
PALS 25th Anniversary Party
The gay-beloved organization that lets ill or infirm people keep and care of their pets, as well as hosts gay Atlanta's favorite monthly Bingo game, throws a 25-year soirée on June 7 at Park Tavern with food, drinks and a proclamation of accomplishment from the city.
A free screening of last year’s Audience Award Winner during Out On Film. Atlanta’s LGBT film festival co-sponsors the return of “Pride” on June 9. The inspiring, funny movie that many say was the festival’s best film of the year. RSVP by e-mailing so they can reserve the right sized theater.
LGBT Night at Turner Field
The Atlanta Braves hit the diamond against the Padres on June 10, and a cadre of gay athletic supporters will turn out in force and be out in the stands. Pre-game reception is part of your entry, and a portion of every ticket sale benefits Lost N Found Youth.
East Point Possums Show
The annual romp through amateur drag colliding with seasoned performers sets up shop in East Point to benefit local LGBT non-profits. The East Point Possums Show always means good food, great drinks and awesome fun, this year on June 13.
Atlanta Pride Night at the Atlanta Eagle means non-stop Spears songs from midnight to 2 a.m. on June 13 with Pride volunteers collecting for the festival and bidding farewell to outgoing Pride Executive Director Buck Cooke.
GLAAD 'Southern Stories: State of Change'
Real stories of LGBT people in Georgia are presented in this mini-documentary about their lives and experiences as part of GLAAD’s Southern Stories program. A screening is June 17.
Peach Party 2015
GA Boy Productions does it again. The annual Peach Party lays down three days of nonstop fun for dancing queens with DJ Shane Stiel at Heretic on June 19 plus DJ Cindel after-hours at Xion, DJ Alain Jackinsky on June 20 at Jungle then Isaac Escalante at Xion, as well as Sunday, June 21 with DJ Kevin DuRard at BJ Roosters, Alyson Calagna at Jungle, and Abel at Xion.
Atlanta Pride Run/Walk
Get up early on June 20 and show off your legs in Piedmont Park. Wait. Well, do that but also move a lot and breathe heavy with FrontRunners Atlanta and their guests in this 5K race affectionately known as Pride Run.
Evening for Equality
Georgia Equality hosts its annual gala dinner. Evening for Equality on June 20 at Twelve Hotel benefits the state’s largest LGBT lobby and honors outstanding community and political contributors. Din-din, drinkypoos and movers and shakers. What’s not to love? You can also become a member of the host committee.
Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex of Hate
The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6 winner hits town with the irreverent stand-up comedy you’ve come to expect on June 20. Her Rolodex of Hate spins with you in the crowd at Center Stage.
A Midsummer’s Wet Dream
Atlanta Radical Faeries lead the charge for the fifth year to celebrate summer solstice, or Midsummer’s Night, with costumes, music, art, magic and so much more from noon to the following sunrise on June 20-21.