LGBTQ Atlanta comes for autumn with a season of signature events

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While the weather seems to take its time to catch a clue long after Labor Day, queer Atlanta catches the wave much earlier.

Fall is a signature season in the LGBTQ-ATL, with cornerstone events falling, even when the leaves aren’t.

Below are a few of our favorite things from now through Thanksgiving, then catch an updated weekly calendar every Thursday in the Queer Agenda.






Sept. 20

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2018


DustyRose by Patrick Di Rito

The Bakery


Sept. 21

Kathy Griffin

Cobb Energy Centre


Sept. 22

Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest


Rainbow Ball

Out Front Theatre Co.


Stride Into Pride

DJ Roland Belmares


End of Summer T-Dance

District Atlanta


Sept. 22-23

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival


Sept. 27

Out on Film 

Opening Night “When the Beat Drops”


Andre Leon Talley

Meals on Wheels Power Lunch

Flourish Atlanta


Sept. 29

Fall Festival

Candler Park


DILF 'Fall Ball'



Atlanta Pride Beer Bust

My Sister’s Room


Sept. 30

Miss Atlanta Pride Pageant

Midtown Tavern



Oct. 1

Troye Sivan

Coca-Cola Roxy


Oct. 5

Gentlemen’s Ball Weekend


Oct. 6

Kicking for a Cause

Kickball for Joining Hearts

Piedmont Park


Out on Film Super Saturday

Including “Mapplethorpe”

Midtown Art Cinema & Out Front Theatre


Mayor’s LGTBQ Reception

Atlanta City Hall


Oct. 7

Out on Film Closing Day

Best Of Shorts & More


Oct. 12

Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party

Georgia Aquarium


Heaven Pride Party

Park Tavern


Oct. 13-14

Atlanta Pride

Piedmont Park


Oct. 13

Queen Butch

Midtown Tavern


Peep Show with Alaska Thunderfuck

Deep End


Oct. 14

Atlanta Pride Parade

Downtown to Midtown


Spectra Pride Panel Brunch

Deep End


Oct. 18

Lisa Stansfield

Center Stage


Oct. 20

Little Five Points Halloween Festival


Oct. 21

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run


Oct. 26

Shalloweeen with Sasha Velour



Oct. 27

Amy Ray

Variety Playhouse



Nov. 11

Christina Aguilera

Fox Theatre


LGBTQ Movie Night

Ponce Branch Library


Nov. 16-18

Divertidos! ATL Latin Pride

This feature originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue below and pick up a new edition every week:



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