Stonewall’s 50th opens packed summer of LGBTQ Atlanta events

If you’re preoccupied with thoughts of sun and fun, you’re on brand with the rest of the out-proud village. As the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots brings thousands to New York, queer events at home are slated to slay summer — including the first Stonewall March in June since Atlanta Pride moved to October.

Q magazine and Project Q tap into a season-long to-do list for you to start penciling plans and daydreaming destinations. First, it's the biggest events in the LGBTQ-ATL through Labor Day.

It’s a lot. You can handle it. Grab your shades, smudge some sunscreen across that nose and maybe sip a cocktail, because it’s time to preview Atlanta’s queer summer.

*Official Atlanta Pride Stonewall Month events are marked with an asterisk

 

 

 

 

JUNE

Friday, June 7

LGBT Business Summit & Expo

‘Rise of the Rainbow Economy’

Atlanta Marriott Northeast, 1 p.m.

atlantagaychamber.org

 

Saturday, June 8

*Legendary!

Atlanta Women’s Chorus Pride Concert

Out Front Theatre, 2 p.m.

voicesofnote.org

 

Roxie Watson

Eddie’s Attic, 6:30 p.m.

eddiesattic.com

 

Sexy Saturday: Pride Edition

My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

mysistersroom.com

 

Sunday, June 9

PALS Bottomless Brunch

Guac y Margys, 12:30 p.m.

palsatlanta.org

 

Tuesday, June 11

SFQP Fundraising Show

Mother Bar + Kitchen, 5 p.m.

southernfriedqueerpride.org

 

50s Sock Hop Drag Queen Bingo

Benefits PALS Atlanta

Lips, 7:30 p.m.

lipsatl.com

 

Wednesday, June 12

The Fifth Element

Queers on Film Series

Plaza Atlanta, 7 p.m.

outonfilm.org

 

Thursday, June 13

Holy Sh!t Comedy Night

Sister Louisa’s Church, 10 p.m.

sisterlouisaschurch.com

 

SouthEast LeatherFest (SELF)

Doubletree Hilton Atlanta, through June 16

setheaterfest.com

 

Friday, June 14

*Atlanta Braves LGBT Night

SunTrust Park, 5 p.m.

atlantapride.org

 

*50 Years of Stonewall Double Feature

Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis at 100 and

The Watermelon Woman

Out Front Theatre, 7 p.m.

outonfilm.org

 

Saturday, June 15

Belong Summer Hike

Kennesaw Mountain, 10 a.m.

belong.lgbt

 

*Atlanta Pride Run

Piedmont Park, 8 a.m.

frontrunnersatlanta.org

 

Pull For Pride

Queer Women’s Weightlifting Competition

CrossFit Downtown, 12 p.m.

pullforpride.com/atlanta

 

*50 Years of Stonewall Triple Feature

Save Me, Shelter and Brother to Brother

Out Front Theatre, 5 p.m.

outonfilm.org

 

Neon Horror Daydrunk

Peaches & Beaches Edition with Neon Horror

Mary’s, 2 p.m.

marysatlanta.com

 

*15th Annual Evening for Equality

Loews Atlanta, 6 p.m.

georgiaequality.org

 

Naturally Tan

Tan France from Queer Eye

Friends School of Atlanta

friendsschoolatlanta.org

 

*Stonewall 50 Concert & Panel

Church at Ponce & Highland, 6 p.m.

atlantapride.org

atlantafreedombands.com

 

Rainbow Pub Crawl

Drink at Ten Bars with Wristband

Steps off from MSR,  7 p.m.

mysistersroom.com

 

Ladies of LCD Soundsystem

with Deep South

The Music Room, 10 p.m.

atlmusicroom.com

 

DJs Paulo and Abel

Double Dance Feature

Heretic and Xion, 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Sunday, June 16

Cabbage Patch 

Father’s Day Drag Brunch

Georgia Beer Garden, 1 p.m.

georgiabeergarden.com

 

*50 Years of Stonewall Triple Feature

Rafiki, Prideand

Saturday Church

Out Front Theatre, 3 p.m.

outonfilm.org

 

Monday, June 17

Paris is Burning

Queers on Film Series

Plaza Atlanta, 7 p.m.

outonfilm.org

 

Saturday, June 22

*I See You: 50 Years After Stonewall

Gay Men’s Chorus Pride Concert

St. Luke’s Episcopal, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

voicesofnote.org

 

Queen’s Night at the Opera

with ATL Collective

Buckhead Theatre, 8 p.m.

atlcollective.org

 

Michelle Malone & Sarah Peacock

Crimson Moon, Dahlonega, 8 p.m.

Recurs June 23 and June 29

thecrimsonmoon.com

 

BrutBears Decadence

Heretic, 10 p.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Grrl Crush

My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

mysistersroom.com

 

Sunday, June 23

*LGBTQ History Tour

Center for Civil & human Rights, 1 p.m.

lgbtqinstitute.org

 

OutRising Rooftop Party

with DJs Anonima & Alexander

Fox Theatre, 12 noon- 4 p.m.

foxtheatre.org

 

Stonewall Pool Party

with Deep South

Altitude Apartments Rooftop, 2 p.m.

facebook.com/deepsouthatl

 

Michelle Malone & Sarah Peacock

Crimson Moon, Dahlonega, 9 p.m.

Recurs on June 29

thecrimsonmoon.com

 

Desperately Seeking Susan

Plaza Atlanta, 7 p.m.

plazaatlanta.com

 

Wednesday, June 26

*Southern Fried Queer Pride

The Bakery Atlanta, 1 p.m.

southernfriedqueerpride.com

 

Saturday, June 29

Mayor Bottoms Drag Queen Story Hour

With Terra Cotta Sugarbaker

Atlanta City Hall, 10 a.m.

atlantaga.gov/lgbtq

 

* Atlanta United Unity Night

With Swag Bags & Pre-Party

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 4 p.m.

fevo.com, atlantapride.org

 

*Stonewall 50: Atlanta QueerStory Panel

84 12th St. NE, 5 p.m.

facebook.com/dykesonbikesatl

 

Lavender Prom

For LGBTQ+ Youth Age14-18

Unitarian Universalist North

uuman.org

 

Ultimate Queen Tribute

With Bohemian Rhapsody voice Marc Martel

Brown Amphitheater, Peachtree City, 8 p.m.

amphitheater.org

 

Michelle Malone & Sarah Peacock

Crimson Moon, Dahlonega, 8 p.m.

thecrimsonmoon.com

 

*Considering Matthew Shepard

Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m.

citysprings.com

 

Leslie Jordan

Westside Cultural Arts Center, 9 p.m.

westsideartscenter.com

 

*Stonewall 50: Big Rainbow Cabaret

My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m.

mysistersroom.com

 

Queer History Live!

Comedy Show

Relapse Theatre, 10 p.m.

relapsetheatre.com

 

Sunday, June 30

*Stonewall March

North Avenue MARTA, 12 noon

atlantapride.org

 

JULY

Tuesday, July 2

Queer Classics: Dog Day Afternoon

Midtown Art Cinema, 7 p.m.

 

Hugh Jackman

State Farm Arena, 7 p.m.

ticketmaster.com

 

Sunday, July 14

Nina Flowers

Xion/BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.

facebook.com/xionatlanta

 

Head Over Heels

Gogos Musical

Actor’s Express, 8 p.m.

Runs through Aug. 25

actors-express.com

 

Friday, July 19

Joining Hearts Weekend Kickoff

Heretic, 10 p.m

hereticatlantac.om

 

Saturday, July 20

Belong Big Gay Summer Potluck

McCLathchey Park, 11 a.m.

belong.lgbt

 

Joining Hearts 32

Greystone at Piedmont Park, 4 p.m.

joininghearts.org

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race Tour

Season 11 Queens

Center Stage, 8 p.m.

vossevents.com

 

JH Weekend Afterparties

Buckhead Theatre, 10 p.m.

Xion with Pagano, 3 a.m.

gaboyevents.com

 

Sunday, July 21

Sweet Spot

DJs Deanne, Pride and Brian rojas

District, 2 p.m.

gaboyevents.com

 

Sugar w/Dan DeLeon

Loca Luna, 4 p.m.

facebook.com/beyondatl

 

JH Weekend Closing Party

DJ Dan Slater

District, 7 p.m.

gaboyevents.com

 

Saturday, July 27

Serving for Equality

Sharon E Lester Tennis Center, 6 p.m.

hrcatlanta.org

 

ABBA The Concert

Cobb Energy Centre, 8 p.m.

cobbenergycentre.com

 

Sunday, July 28

Carly Rae Jepsen

Tabernacle, 8 p.m.

tabernacleatl.com

 

Wednesday, July 31

Shawn Mendes

State Farm Arena, 7:30 p.m.

ticketmaster.com

 

AUGUST

Friday, Aug. 2 – Sunday Aug. 4

Hotlanta Classic XXVI

Tsunami Volleyball, all weekend

hotlantavolleyball.org

 

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Katya: Help Me I’m Dying

Center Stage, 8 p.m.

centerstage-atlanta.com

 

Saturday, Aug. 17

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Piedmont Park, Sunday too.

piedmontparkartsfestival.org

 

Glamorous

Heretic, 10 p.m.

hereticatlanta.com

 

Thursday Aug. 22

Queen + Adam Lambert

State Farm Arena, 7 p.m.

ticketmaster.com

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

The Excellence Gala

Trans Gentlemen of Excellence

Georgia Tech Hotel, 7 p.m.

transgentlemenofexcellence.org

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Aug. 29 – Sept. 2

Black Gay Pride Atlanta

atlantaprideweekend.com

 

Rainbow Days at Six Flags

meakproductions.com

 

Peach Weekend

LGBTQ Tennis Tournament

atta.org

 

DragonCon

dragoncon.org

 

*Official Atlanta Pride Stonewall Month events are marked with an asterisk

This calendar originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here:

 

 

 

Check back every Thursday for the latest Queer Agenda of weekend events, and pick up a new edition of Q in print each week at LGBTQ and queer-friendly venues around town.