Love Out Loud shows LGBT solidarity for Haiti

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imageWhere can you find a diverse music, poetry and song by a wide array of LGBT artists and writers in Atlanta? A labor of love for organizers makes the answer easy for the rest of us: Saturday’s Love Out Loud concert.

And just as the rainy season looms over Haiti, upping the need for shelter to critical, you get to enjoy the Love Out Loud For Haiti concert on Saturday and contribute to the global crisis relief at the same time.

Sweet Tea Southern Men’s Collective and event organizer/poet Yolo Akili (top photo) bring together more than a dozen widely variant local LGBT organizations and businesses to sponsor the program. All proceeds go to the Haiti Relief Fund of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

imageFor only $5, the program at First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta in Candler Park includes performances by Theresa Davis (second photo), Collin Kelley, Karen G., Mose Hardin, Red Summer, Yolo Akili, Franklin Abbott and the PachaMamas, to name just a few.

“The event will provide LGBTQ people an opportunity to raise funds for Haiti, and donate water and non-perishable supplies,” Akili says in a press release. “A wide array of LGBTQ organizations in the Metro Atlanta area are sponsoring, showing solidarity through this collaborative labor of love.”

Just as an example of how diverse the offering has become, sponsors for the event include Affinity, AID Atlanta, All My Children Project, Amnesty International, Atlanta Black LGBTQ Coalition, The Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, BLACKOUT, Charis Circle, Emory Office of LGBTQ Life, First Existentialist Congregration, Georgia Equality, Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse,, Spark! Reproductive Justice, St. Marks United Methodist Church, Unity Fellowship In Christ Church Atlanta, Youth Pride and ZAMI.

For more details, email Akili at {encode=”[email protected]” title=”[email protected]”}


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