The best queer virtual events to do in quarantine this week

It may not entirely feel like it, but it’s Memorial Day Weekend in the LGBTQ ATL. Either way, lockdown online events continue, whether you seek parties, politics or other pandemic pastimes.

Thursday, May 21

Amen: Online Drag Show. Jaybella Bankz, Molly Rimswell, Taylor Alxndr and Dotte Com do what they used to do on Edgewood, but online @ Twitch, 9:30 p.m.

Drag Queen Story Hour. Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker reads for kids and adults alike in her first of a new weekly virtual session @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m. 

Georgia Equality Lonely Cocktails Club. Every Thursday, pour yourself a drink and join the discussion of the statewide LGBTQ rights org’s ongoing work. Topics like census, self-care, elections and mutual aid are on the docket @ Facebook Live, 5:30 p.m.

The Other Show. Edie, Jaye and the queens take it online for their left-of-center show @ Twitch, 9 p.m.

 

Request a Sketch. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight is Q’s own Brad Gibson doing live illustrations and guests playing Drawfer @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Friday, May 22

Cruise Control. DJ Mister Richard serves hot beats to move you from your seats as a fundraiser for Atlanta Eagle staff @ Twitch.tv, 8 p.m.

Atlanta Pride DJ Party. Super bored? Join DJ Malcriada for an hour of music with the Pride Committee @ Instagram Live, 7 p.m.

RPDR Watch & Kiki. House of Alxndr and Southern Fried Queer Pride watch the show with you @ Twitch, 8 p.m.

Happy Hour & Queer Bait. Mary’s continues its Mary’s in Space events to benefit its out-of-work employees @ Twitch.tv, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Fuego Fridays Fired Up. Joining Hearts hosts an exciting lineup of international DJseah week @ Facebook Live, 10 p.m.

VLSC Records Watch Party. 3 Bears Gaming watches this online music event with their followers and gaymers @ Twitch, 10 p.m.

 

Saturday, May 23

Atlanta Disco Society. DJ Kimber and her boys host a dance party from their living rooms @ Facebook Live, Zoom, Twitch and more, 9:30 p.m.

DayDrunk. Mary’s continues its Mary’s in Space events to benefit its out-of-work employees @ Twitch.tv, 2 p.m.

Lavendar Graduation. Campus Pride and PFLAG host an LGBTQ+ graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 with US Reps. Sharice Davids and Chris Pappas delivering commencement remarks @ Facebook Live & Instagram Live.

Virtual Speed Dating with Lamont. Each Saturday, Better Way to Meet's Lamont Scales will be hosting an interactive virtual meet up for single guys. You don't want to miss this event. Each Saturday will be different. 

 

Sunday, May 24

Digital Dragalicious Gospel Brunch. Make a batch of mimosas and prepare to raise a glass as the ladies of Lips go live-stream. Bubba, Shavonna, Edie and more @ Facebook Live, 1:30 p.m.

Synchronici:TEA. DJs from around the globe keep you going to benefit Joing Hearts every Sunday @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m.

Loser. Mary’s continues its Mary’s in Space music-video events to benefit its out-of-work employees @ Twitch.tv, 10 p.m. – 12 midnight.

LGBTQIA Minecraft. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight, chill and build @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Monday, May 25

Binge TV. Quarantine streaming, but make it queer. Check our list of the best LGBTQ Netflix, Hulu and Prime like Kimmy Schmidt’s interactive choose-your-adventure episode @ theQatl.com.

I Am Divine. Out on Film and Atlanta Pride host a Netflix watch party of the documentary about drag icon Divine. Director Jeffrey Schwarz will answer questions after the movie @ YouTube, 7:30 p.m.

Gamers + Gaymers. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight, Street Cast is in the house @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 26

Groovesday Tuesday. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games and great tunes and convos. Tonight is grooves for your soul with trans DJ and activist Deku @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

Virtual Retro Video Jukebox. DJ Mister Richard curates an entertaining two hours of vintage music videos as a fundraiser for Woofs Sports Bar Atlanta employees @ Twitch, 7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 27

Talk Saves Lives. The Trevor Project and the City of Atlanta co-host this presentation on how to recognize warning signs and stop suicide among LGBTQ+ people, as well as how to keep ourselves and others safe @ Zoom, 12 noon – 1 p.m. Register at link for meeting link on the day.

Wild Out Wednesday. Nicole Paige Brooks and Mo’Dest Volgare are fall-down hilarious as they host video performers live from quarantine @ Twitch.tv and on Facebook.

Art Night. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games and great tunes and convos. Tonight is fun, inspiring visual works plus 5 games under $5 @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 28

Drag Queen Story Hour. Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker reads for kids and adults alike in her weekly virtual session @ Facebook Live, 8 p.m. 

Georgia Equality Virtual Town Hall. The statewide LGBTQ rights group continues its online event series with all the Democratic candidates for Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners taking your questions @ Facebook Live, 5:30 p.m. Find all of GE’s endorsements here.

Black Feminist Book Reads: Heads of the Colored People. The book club restarts online with a discussion of this title by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, hosted by the lesbian-feminist Charis Books & More @ Zoom, 7 p.m.

Request a Sketch. Every single night, Gamemaster Herb and his husbands host video games, great tunes, conversations and other fun. Tonight is Q’s own Brad Gibson doing live illustrations and guests play Drawfer @ twitch.tv, 10 p.m.

Keep an eye out for more virtual events as they’re announced on the Project Q and Q magazine Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and of course right here at theQatl.com.