Pride expands Stonewall Week to 18 events

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Get ready for a jam-packed late June.

imageThe Atlanta Pride Committee, not content to wait until their two-day Pride festival in late October, unveiled on Tuesday nine more events for late June. That brings the total number of events under the Stonewall Week banner to 18 and highlights several new partnerships Pride organizers have struck with local bars, promoters, non-profits and community groups.

The nine events announced Tuesday include a reenactment of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a specially-themed Armorettes show, a panel discussion and march by transgender activists.

“We felt it was important to commemorate the date and spirit of Stonewall by celebrating the movement it sparked and promoting advocacy for transgender rights,” says Monica Helms of Gentle Spirit Christian Church, which initiated the idea for the march.

The new events add to the initial slate Pride announced for Stonewall Week in late March. Those events included LGBT Days at the Georgia Aquarium, the 12th Annual East Point Possums Show and the Pearl Day Pool Party, among others.

Pride organizers say don’t be surprised if they make even more additions to Stonewall Week. The official Pride festival is set for Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The event was moved from its traditional late June date to pave the way for a return to Piedmont Park.

The additional events announced Tuesday:

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
Premiere Party

Benefiting CHRIS Kids
Opera, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.; VIP Auction 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
1150B Peachtree Street
www.premiereparty.org

TUESDAY, JUNE 23
Blake’s Turnabout Show

Blake’s on the Park, 9 p.m.
227 10th Street
www.myspace.com/blakesonthepark
Free Event. Tips benefit Atlanta Pride.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Transgender Issue Panel Discussion

including public safety and access,
employment and immigration
Charis Books & More, 7 p.m.
www.humanrightsatlanta.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
AGLCC Fourth Friday

5:30-7:30pm
Location and other details to be announced
www.atlantagaychamber.org

Film screening
Focus: discrimination based on sexuality,
gender and immigration status
Charis Books & More, 7 p.m.
www.humanrightsatlanta.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Transgender Rights Now March
from Freedom Park to First Existentialist Congregation
Convene at Moreland and Freedom Parkway, 2:30 p.m.
Step-off, 3 p.m.
Rally for Transgender Rights, 4 p.m. at First Existentialist
www.humanrightsatlanta.org

Reenactment performance of the 1969 Stonewall Riots
First Existentialist Congregation, 4:30 p.m.
www.humanrightsatlanta.org

PALS Stonewall Ball
with Bubba D. Licious and Jordan Kennedy
Jungle, 7 p.m. – 10pm
$15; $5 off with Pearl Day Pool Party ticket stub
www.palsatlanta.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Armorettes Stonewall Show

Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.
Free event
www.armorettes.com

Read the full Stonewall Week schedule.

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