LGBT Atlanta honors MLK with Rustin Lorde breakfast

Add this share

LGBT Atlanta again celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther Ling, Jr., on Monday with the 16th Annual Rustin Lorde Breakfast.

The event in Atlanta's Loudermilk Center, with the theme “Relevance,” attracted a crowd of hundreds for the breakfast. Longtime LGBT and HIV activists Craig Washington and Darlene Hudson launched the event in 2002 as a way to remember the legacy of activist Bayard Rustin and poet Audre Lorde.

The breakfast honored Mary Anne Adams, founding director of ZAMI NOBLA, and trans activist Cheryl Courtney-Evans, with its Angelic Troublemakers Spotlight. Courtney-Evans died in October.The event also included select works from “Living With,” an art exhibit that explores the stories of HIV-positive youth across Georgia through multi-media installations from local artists.

Enjoy photos from the breakfast last year and2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.

Photos by Diane Haymes


Atlanta Pride, Braves add to Pride Month events in June

2021 just keeps looking up. Atlanta’s post-pandemic Pride Month calendar adds some old favorites and new events to celebrate a safety-cautious return to semi...

The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Live shows, virtual gatherings, DJ sets, watch parties and LGBTQ streaming content are just the start of weekend events in gay Atlanta. Scroll down and...

Police: Killing of metro Atlanta trans woman not hate crime

A Latina transgender woman killed in her Brookhaven apartment was shot more than once but was not targeted over her gender identity, police officials...

Kennesaw couple finds love and success with Forks & Flavors

As if a pandemic wasn't disruptive enough in 2020, David Wilmott and Darnell Morgan added to the whirlwind by opening a restaurant and marrying...

Coming along swimmingly in this week’s Q ATLus

For weary but tenacious LGBTQ Atlantans, "just keep swimming" goes literally and figuratively in this week’s issue of Q ATLus. The print magazine is...