Queer Atlanta rolls out the pink carpet on Valentine-themed events

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Even if it feels early, the season of Love starts Saturday. Ccoupled queers have about a week to buy the perfect gift, so basically, it’s never too early to talk about Valentine's Day.

Even if you prefer to call Feb. 14 Galentine's Day, Singles Awareness Day or Independence Day, there’s a queer cupid with a quiver of LGBTQ events aiming its Valentine arrow in your direction.

Make sure you get full use of your red and pink attire by dropping these into your calendar.

Click on each event name for even more info or tickets.

Reverie: Love On The Rocks

The annual fete for all comers kicks off Joining Hearts’ 33rd fundraising season. Don your pink and red cocktail attire and mix with your gays and gals. This year, the “Reverie” twist at Frazer Center “reimagines the world if we each elevated our own threshold to love one another, and even ourselves.”

Saturday, Feb. 8, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Chug! The Valentine Show

Molly Rimswell, Taylor Alxndr, Arron Malachi, Tyra Rex and Aries Alxndr charm the drag, and Deku puts a love spell on  the music at Georgia Beer Garden.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10:30 p.m.


Our Founding Valentines

For the sixth year, Atlanta Pride honors a slate of groundbreakers that paved the way to today’s LGBTQ Atlanta. This year, they focus on queer pioneers in the arts with a reception at Out Front Theatre Company.

Tuesday, Feb. 11. 6:30 p.m.


Love Is in the Air Drag Bingo

For nearly three decades, PALS Bingo has been a staple in the LGBTQ-ATL. Bubba D. Licious, Erica Lee and the gang keep the laughs coming for this month’s Valentine theme at Lips to benefit Pets Are Loving Support.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.


Date Night

Q’s own queer comic Ian Aber curates and co-hosts this hilarious show at Argosy every month. This time, it dovetails perfectly for “those who are in love, looking for love or wanting to be made love to by hilarious comedy.”

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.


Moulin Rouge

You can tell everybody that this is your song when Wussy screens the cult classic about starcrossed lovers on the big screen with drag hosts and your best looks at Plaza Theatre.

Wednesday, Feb. 12


Galentine’s Day

The gays at Guac y Margys make Leslie Knope proud with you, your besties and drink specials.

Thursday, Feb. 13


Sweet & Sultry

Ariel Allegra headlines this queer burlesque show emceed by the one and only Theresa Davis at Red Light Café.

Friday, Feb. 14


Bless Yr Heart

Only Southern Fried Queer Pride can put on a queer Valentine dance party like this one at the Bakery. 

Friday, Feb. 14

This feature originally appeared in Q magazine. Find more events of every variety here, and read the full issue online here:

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