The best gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Labor Day cranks up the gay. See what our people are up to, not just in a long weekend of ramped up regular events, but in extra-gay annual fests like Black Gay Pride, Dragon*Con and Decatur Book Fest.

Friday, Aug. 29

Black Gay Pride (top photo) Thousands of people hit the town for reverence and revelry during this signature gay Atlanta event series centered @ Georgian Terrace, all weekend. Faith Evans, Mimi Faust, Tamara Braxton and many more are expected across dozens of events.

Dragon*Con is Gay Nerdvana. The nationally revered, four-day annual sci-fi/fantasy geek fest with cosplayers galore seizes its spot on the Labor Day calendar @ downtown hotels, all weekend.

Decatur Book Festival LGBT Programming. One of Atlanta’s Labor Day cornerstones is so gay inclusive that it features an entire gay programming track among a slew of guest-author and other literary events. Find the Beekman Boys, Allan Gurganus, T Cooper, Jericho Brown and many more in downtown Decatur, all weekend.

“The Peach” International Tennis Championships. The gay Atlanta Team Tennis Association hosts a full weekend of competition with the visiting and homebase LGBTs who serve and volley during the annual @ DeKalb Tennis Center, all weekend.

The Other Show – And Then Some serves up the most unique drag cabaret in town with its singularly creative cast, this week with Taejah Thomas @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Swank lays down its monthly women’s jam at the hotspot on the corner of Gay and Lesbian. Ladies fandango with VJ beats and tons of surprises @ 10th & Piedmont, 10 p.m.

Ladies Lounge: Black Gay Pride Edition gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this week with DJ Sean Mac @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.

Daring Divas lays it on thick. Lena Lust, Shawnna Brooks, Lateasha Shuntel, Chavon Scott and Niesha Dupree. The crowd goes wild @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Got Leche? amps up the weekly gay Latin night featuring stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.,

 

Saturday, Aug. 30

DJ Tony Moran Superhero Cosplay. The legendary gay DJ (middle photo) swoops in to helm this costume party of your best superhero looks on the dance floor @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. See what he has to say about his Atlanta return. Get there early for Ruby’s Redd Light District in the Jungle Room, 9 p.m.

Black Gay Pride. Thousands of people hit the town for reverence and revelry during this signature gay Atlanta event series @ Georgian Terrace, all weekend. Saturday events include the Get Em Wet Luau @ Evolution Project, 5 p.m., Kings vs. Queens Panel with Derek J. @ BOE, 5 p.m., and the Blood & Wine Tour @ Charis, 7 p.m. Of course that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Dragon*Con. The nationally revered annual geek fest with cosplayers galore rocks Labor Day weekend so har @ downtown hotels, all weekend. Saturday includes the must-see signature parade through downtown.

Decatur Book Festival. One of Atlanta’s Labor Day cornerstones is so gay inclusive that it features an entire gay programming track among a slew of guest-author and other literary events. Find the Beekman Boys, Allan Gurganus, T Cooper, Jericho Brown and many more in downtown Decatur, all weekend.

Atlanta Rollergirls Grudge Match. The double-header roller derby fans have come to love gets amped up on the rivalry of Sake Tyas vs. Apocalypstix @ Yaarab Shrine Auditorium, 5 p.m., followed by the Toxic Shocks vs. Denim Demons playoffs, 7:30 p.m.

Early Country & Late Night Dance offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down, then DJ Mike Pope picks up the pace until close @ Heretic, 8 p.m. and 12 midnight.

DJ Gordon John’s LoveSports Fetish Night. London’s sexiest dresscode party and hottest gay DJ return to Atlanta. Put on your jock, pads, uniform and other sports gear to get sweaty with the manly throngs @ Eagle, 10 p.m. You know you love it.

Glow in the Dark Party lights up the night with black lights and more lesbians than you can shake a glowstick @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m. Get there early for That Time of the Month queer comedy hour with Julie Osbourne, 8 p.m.

Trinity Bonet hosts Synergy. Atlanta’s own Season 6 Glamazon turns up the volume on this Saturday night show and blows your ever-loving mind @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m.

Sinful Saturday includes the Divas Cabaret and all kinds of other bar night fun for our suburban gays outside the perimeter @ LeBuzz, Marietta, 10 p.m.

DJ Alex Acosta All Nighter moves your booty all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.

 

Sunday, Aug. 31

DJ Alexander Labor Day Blowout. This Cuban stud knows that you don’t have to work tomorrow, so get down to his sounds during this holiday man-on-man dance party (bottom photo) @ Heretic, 9 p.m. Heretic knows how to do it.

Pure Heat (top photo). The community festival that has become a cornerstone Black Gay Pride event hits hard with hundreds picnicking and networking @ Piedmont Park, 12 noon – 8 p.m. Of course, Black Gay Pride doesn’t stop there.

Gayest Dragon*Con ever. The nationally revered annual geek fest with cosplayers galore goes where few have gone before @ downtown hotels, all weekend.

Decatur Book Festival. One of Atlanta’s Labor Day cornerstones is so gay inclusive that it features an entire gay programming track among a slew of guest-author and other literary events. Find the Beekman Boys, Allan Gurganus, T Cooper, Jericho Brown and many more in downtown Decatur, all weekend.

Sunday Funday. It's two parties in one with DJ Rob Reum inside and DJ Roberty Ansley outside. All kinds of fun as you go back and forth @ Ten Atlanta, 4 p.m. – midnight. They really bring it.

Babes for Boobs puts food and drinks on Atlanta’s lesbian Sunday to raise funds for the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Women come together @ Hobnob, 6 p.m.

High Energy & Cell Block Sunday. Get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux, 3 p.m., then the Cell Block drag show with Lateasha Shuntel, Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

Late Night Labor Day Blowout takes advantage of the holiday and your day off on Monday to let you party later @ Burkhart's, tonight only until 3 a.m.

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