Best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta over Stonewall weekend

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Pride Month events in Atlanta round out an already packed calendar for the big gay anniversary weekend. Get in on a little something for every L, G, B and T with the Q Agenda calendar.

Keep scrolling, and click on each event title for more information.

‘Backroom at Heretic’ used to have only one meaning. Now the ‘Backroom’ party is the official theme for Heretic’s Friday night. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Friday, June 25

Out Night. Atlanta Pride hosts a 21+ evening of cocktails and giant fish tanks to commemorate Stonewall and raise funds @ Georgia Aquarium, 7 p.m. Read our preview.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. With a mix of virtual and IRL events, the slate of workshops, exhibitions, parties and performances returns post-pandemic. Today and Saturday, there’s a Reclaim! Gallery Exhibit. Tonight, there’s the Hawt Sauce Queer Dance Party @ Best End Brewing, 8 p.m.

Stand By You Pride Concert. Miley Cyrus hosts  tons of acts including Brothers Osborne, Mickey Guyton, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Orville Peck for a streaming celebration of Pride Month @ Peacock, drops today.

Friday BBQ. Atlanta’s gay sports bar does in-person as well as to-go food and cocktails. Fridays are extra special with a taste-escape to backyard ‘cues @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

F*ck It Friday. Drop in on a full day and night of specials. Andrew opens, then JayR and Eric bring it home with DJ Mr. Richard. Anything goes @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Out Front Theatre Stream Festival. Atlanta’s LGBTQ playhouse makes all of its productions from the pandemic year available again for streaming. See the ones you missed or catch your favorites again. Virtual online downloads @ Out Front, all month.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Dinner and a show amid the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Taejah Thomas headline two dinner-show experiences with Lala Ri, Trinity Bonet and Raquel Heart in the show bar @ Future, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Queer Bait. East Atlanta’s gay bar limits capacity but is reopen @ Mary’s, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Water Polo. The LGBTQ team practices every week @ @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 7:30 p.m. Same again on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Eventide Comedy Night. Our favorite queer comic Ian Aber co-hosts an outdoor, socially distanced lineup of comedians in Grant Park @ Eventide Brewing, 8 p.m.

Fem Friday. The backyard and patio are open for women who love women who love open-air parties and two indoor levels of fun @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Neon Queen. The ABBA tribute band returns to regular gigs after a pandy break @ 37 Main, Avondale Estates, 9:30 p.m.

Stand Out Stand Up. It’s an LGBTQ+ comedy show running every Saturday through the end of July @ Role Call Theatre, 9:30pm.

Slumber Party Comedy. With friends, a bachelorette party, or riding solo, get some laughs with a late-night slumber party-themed, all-female comics show (Boys allowed!). BYOB @ Relapse Theatre, 10:30 p.m.

The Back Room. New York DJ Michael Magnan headlines this first in a series of twisted dance parties @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Sin Friday. Dancers, drinks and DJ Rob Reum @ Ten Atlanta, 10 p.m.

Madams of the Moonlight. Legendary queens doing legendary things @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.


RuGurl Heidi N. Closet appears Saturday night at My Sister’s Room and for Sunday brunch at City Winery.

Saturday, June 26

LMAO ft. Heidi N. Closet. The Drag Race queen hits Atlanta for a Wussy comedy and drag show hosted @ My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m.

Front Runners. One of two weekly group runs with Atlanta’s LGBTQ @ John Howell Park, 9 a.m. Check out last weekend’s Pride Run pics.

NFFLA. The gay and allied National Flag Football League of Atlanta fields its teams in 10 weeks of matchups @ Silverbacks Park, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Check our photo gallery of Opening Day.

Hotlanta Soccer. Weekly practice until tournament play is safer @ Central Park, 10 a.m.

The Left Hand of Darkness. LGBTQ Book Club discusses this work by Ursula K. Le Gui  in their monthly virtual series sponsored by Charis Books @ Zoom, 10 a.m.

She Monsta. The Queen Butch party crew brings together DJs Tedd Patterson and David Knapp for a tea dance benefitting More To Love on the patio @ Heretic, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. With a mix of virtual and IRL events, the slate of workshops, exhibitions, parties and performances s. Today, it’s a Reclaim! Gallery Exhibit and the Dirty Work mutual aid workshops, 3 p.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party when the sun drops @ Mary’s, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. then Weekend shenanigans, 7 p.m. – midnight.

HSL 40th Anniversary Party. Celebrate a whopping four decades of Hotlanta Softball League with past and present players, coaches and fans @ Loews Atlanta Hotel, 6 p.m.

Glitz & Glam. Charlie Brown and her girls give you dinner and a show in Atlanta’s drag restaurant and bar. Make reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Fantasy Girls. Phoenix and Destiny Brooks headline two dinner-show experiences with Shawnna Brooks, Extasy Grey and Cici Nicole in the show bar @ Future, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Atlanta Dream Pride Game. The WNBA team takes on the New York Liberty with a special nod to LGBTQ players and fans @ Gateway Center, College Park, 7 p.m.

Pride Prom. Like your high school prom but better, because you can wear whatever you want and the punch doesn’t suck. Food and drink specials and gaming all night @ Battle & Brew, Sandy Springs, 7  p.m.

Pop! DJ Nova does the music and video party gays and gals need @ Blake’s 9 p.m.

Atlanta Disco Society. DJ Kimber’s Nonsense ATL is back, baby! She, her gays and their friends are gonna try to move your feet @ The Basement, 10 p.m.

Pride Comedy at Ponce. The outdoor amphitheater opens wide for laughs from some of Atlanta’s best queer comics. Hosted by Julie Marateck @ Ponce City Market, 9:30 p.m. weekly through July 24.

DJ Ana Flor. The Brazilian bombshell hits the states and lands in Atlanta with a Stonewall Weekend set for the shirtless queens @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Midtown Saturday Night. Gather your gay-guy gaggle @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.

Love Saturdays. Tristan Hartment hosts, and DJ Darlene spins tunes. Drink specials, too @ Hideaway, 10 p.m.

Divas of the Moonlight. Myah Ross Monroe, Angelica D’Paige Brooks and more cast a spell @ Midtown Moon, 10 p.m.

Hot Legs Comedy. Not only is it a don’t-miss comedy show, but it’s a gams contest. All eight comics wear short shorts for your cheers and jeers @ Role Call Theatre, 10:30pm.

Xion Afterhours with Ana Paula. The new club is jumpin into the wee hours @ Future, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


The LGBTQ soccer fans of All Stripes gather for Atlanta United’s Pride Match on Sunday. (Photo by Russ Bowen-Youngblood)

Sunday, June 27

Hotlanta Softball League. The pitchers and catchers of Hotlanta Softball League begin their masked and distanced return to post-pandemic play @ Tolleson Park, 8 a.m. Check out our photos from Opening Day.

Lilburn Pride Potluck. All are welcome to the first-ever Pride for LGBTQ Lilburn residents and their allies. Bring a dish, blankets and lawn chairs – but not alcohol – and join the fun @ JB Williams Park, Lilburn, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bottoms Up! RuGurl Heidi N. Closet makes her second stop of Stonewall Weekend for Wussy’s drag brunch @ City Winery, 12 noon.

Atlanta United Pride Match & All Stripes Tailgate. Atlanta’s LGBTQ pro-soccer fans gather before the home match, with extra joy this time because this is Atlanta United’s official Pride Match of the season with swag and special commemorations @ 58 Magnum St., 12 noon.

Drag Brunch. The Sisters of Sequins perform with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat in dinner-theater style @ Lips, 12:30 p.m.

Atlanta Rainbow Trout Swimming. The local LGBTQ swimming club practices @ Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, 12 noon. Same again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. First two practices free.

Sunday Brunch & Heifer Review. Ruby Redd drives the bus while you eat up and drink down with $20 endless Mimosas @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. There’s also the Other Side of the Moon drag show, 9 p.m.

Stoli Sundays with Mother. Get the day going with drink specials and Mother Malloy at the helm, then keep it going with Tim and Victor’s Honey Pot Bear Night @ Hideaway, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Drag Queen Story Time. Brent Star is back at Ponce City Market reading to kids to the entertainment of adults @ Posman Books, 3 p.m.

Shameless Sunday. Kyra Mora hosts the fun with Brigitte Bidet and Shawnna Brooks in the cabaret and DJ Kevin Durard in the club @ Future, 8 p.m. The dance floor pops anew with DJ Karlitos, 12 a.m.

Sunday Funday. Gather at the rainbow crosswalks, then step into one of gay Atlanta’s biggest bar traditions. Cocktails, food, shows and fun @ X Midtown, through 12 midnight.

Beatz Sundayz. MSR does what they do with a few extras for Sunday Funday. You can knock back $3 mimosas with DJs and brunch @ My Sister’s Room, all day.

A version of this calendar also appeared in Q ATLus Magazine. Read the full issue:

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