The best queer things to do in Atlanta Stonewall Weekend

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The Queer Agenda calendar is here for you every week, but this time, if you’re looking and can’t find a local LGBTQ event, you’re just flat doing it wrong.

Friday, June 28

Southern Fried Queer Pride (top photo). Atlanta’s alternaPride turns five on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with the HawtSauce Party @ The Bakery, 10 p.m. Events all weekend. Read SFQP founder Taylor Alxndr’s take on the state of queer activism in this week’s Q cover story.

Stonewall 50 Panel Discussion. Bank of America and Cox Enterprises present this discussion on the meaning and impact of the Stonewall Riots on the LGBTQ civil rights movement @ Center for Civil & Human Rights, 8 a.m.

Stonewall 50 Exhibit. The city and mayor host a weeklong retrospective on LGBTQ rights in Atlanta every day during business hours @ Atlanta City Hall, through June 28.

LGBTQ Artist Exhibit at Atlanta City Hall. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office recognizes LGBTQ artists and LGBTQ-inspired art in the Mayor’s Gallery. The works of 20 artists were selected for the exhibit open to the public Monday through Friday @ Atlanta City Hall, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Aug. 26.

The Fly: Trashy Queer Stories Told Live. Molly Rimswell hosts Queeriety performers telling their “first time” tales @ Out Front Theatre, 7 p.m.

Morningside: Closing Weekend. Topher Payne’s latest play of Southern sass and big heart opens @ Onstage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through June 29.

Country Night. LGBTQ Boot scootin’ and line dancin’ with no cover @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

The Other Show: Pride. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

Stonewall Anniversary Bash. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Cruise Control. DJ Mister Richard kicks off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Celestial Friday with Celeste Holmes puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars. Don’t forget Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Charlie Brown, the undisputed Bitch of the South and her gurlz entertain with 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.

Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. The new faces of Fresh Fish drag show wrap your week, then the drag eleganza of Moonlight Cabaret starts the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Ladies Night. Get your weekend started with DJ beats, performances and scores of women in Midtown’s home for Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.


Saturday, June 29

Atlanta United’s Unity Match (middle photo). The third annual Unity Night match features a pre-game party in the Home Depot Backyard. The team’s queer fan group also hosts its Pride Tailgate in the Gulch, 2 p.m. The game against the Montreal Impact is @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 6 p.m.

Mayor's Drag Queen Story Hour. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms hosts Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker, whose event was canceled at a library OTP. Bottoms extended an invite in the aftermath for this version @ Atlanta City Hall, 10 a.m. For Stonewall this year, the City goes all out.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. Atlanta’s alternaPride turns five on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with an Artist Market, 1 p.m., and the Sweet Tea variety show @ The Bakery. Events through Sunday. Read SFQP founder Taylor Alxndr’s take on the state of queer activism in this week’s Q cover story.

People Powered Prosperity. A workshop with the Georgia Policy Institute and Asian Americans Advancing Justice @ 5680 Oakbrook Pkwy, Norcross, 12 noon.

Doraville Pride. The first picnic of its kind in this Atlanta suburb @ Brook Park, 12 noon.

Dine Out for Pride & Stonewall Sign Making. Supplies provided while you prepare for Sunday’s march and a portion of your lunch bill goes to Atlanta Pride @ My Sister’s Room, 1:30 p.m.

Norcross Pride. It’s the first-ever! Picnic and live entertainment @ Thrasher Park, 4 p.m.

#Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Atlanta QueerStory Panel. Dykes on Bikes, Femme Mafia and MSR bring the issues to the fore, 5 p.m., then the Big Rainbow Cabaret celebrates Stonewall Weekend @ My Sister’s Room, 9:30 p.m. Read the DOB president's preview.

Young Democrats of Georgia Pride. LGBTQ elected officials Stephe Koontz and Matthew Wilson hit the road to Athens to be part of a panel discussion @ Fire Hall No. 2, 5:30 p.m.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the theater experience of 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. 

Jericho Brown, Darius Bost & Calvin Warren. Three renowned thinkers discuss “Black Gay Cultural Legacies in Times of Terror” with Counter Narrative Project’s Charles Stephens @ Charis Books & More, 7 p.m.

Lavender Prom. LGBTQIA youth ages 14-18 get their moment @ Unitarian Universalist Metro Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Yoon Nam. The multifaceted queer human presents their solo show “In My Dreams I Am Always An Antagonist” @ HiLo Press, 7 p.m.

Ky Krebs. The amazing queer comic hits town in his local debut, 8 p.m. then a hilarious Stonewall-themed lineup of Queer History Live, 10 p.m. @ Relapse Theatre.  Read Q’s Ky Krebs Q interview.

The Ultimate Queen. The man who voiced Freddie Mercury in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie is the frontman for this tribute show @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre, Peachtree City, 8 p.m.

Considering Matthew Shepherd. Coro Vocati, a leading Atlanta-based professional chamber choir takes you on an emotionally gripping musical journey @ Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m.

Leslie Jordan. The diminutive dynamo you remember from the '00s still loves Atlanta. Enjoy his “Exposed” set @ Westside Cultural Arts Center, 9 p.m.

Stonewall Pride with DJ Roland Belmares. Anybody could be that guy. See that gurl, watch that scene, they are the dancing queens @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

DJ Rob Moore kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

Stonewall 50 Party puts DJ beats on the decks and you in the spotlight @ Ten, 10 p.m

Xion Stonewall Afterhours. DJ Scorpio moves you ‘til sunrise @ BJ Roosters, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, June 30

Stonewall March & Rally (bottom photo). Atlanta Pride Committee presents this first annual procession from Midtown to Piedmont Park, 1 p.m. Convenes at the Arts Center MARTA Station with rally at 12th Street Gate. It's going to be epic.

Atlanta Dream’s Pride Night. The women hit the floor for the Pride game against the New York Liberty @ State Farm Arena, 3 p.m.

Southern Fried Queer Pride. Atlanta’s alternaPride turns five on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with a contingent in the Stonewall March, 12 noon, and then the Heavy Syrup Tea Dance @ The Bakery, 4 p.m.

Super-Sized Sunday. First, it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Drag Brunch Theatre. The Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 12:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 6:30 p.m.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio, this week with the bonus of being HSL’s Extra Inning Beer Bust @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Madames & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. The Stonewall 50 Sunday Funday tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs and drinks follows, 4 p.m.

The Neon Queen. The ABBA tribute band you didn’t know you needed but so did @ City Winery, 6 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Queer AF. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

A version of this calendar originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here:

Pick up a new edition each week at queer and LGBTQ-friendly venues around town, and check back every Thursday for the latest Queer Agenda of weekend events. You can also check out our schedule of queer Atlanta’s biggest and best summer shows, soirees and special guests through Labor Day.


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