Slay summer with LGBTQ Atlanta’s hottest shows, specials and soirees

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Gird your loins, children. Stonewall Month kicks off a series of events that keep your to-do list hot as the summer sun all season long.

A few key happenings serve as cornerstones to summer in the LGBTQ-ATL, and a star field of satellite events fan out from them. To kick things off, Atlanta Pride Committee officially sanctions LGBTQ events from serious to just-for-fun in its Stonewall Month slate through June.

Keeping things Pride-ful all summer, the guys at GA Boy Productions return with their annual Peach Party weekend. On top of that, all are welcome to Southern Fried Queer Pride, a celebration of QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) and other underserved LGBTQ communities.

Of course, we can’t forget that as many gay men in Speedos as the fire marshal will allow will pack into the pool at Piedmont Park for Joining Hearts and its satellite parties. Beyond Productions brings beats to this year’s official after-parties at 595 North. Black Gay Pride closes the season over Labor Day with thousands of guests and dozens of parties and plenaries.

Here’s the skinny on those cornerstone events, followed by a calendar of our selections for summer’s best bets through the very last splash.


Friday, June 15

Peach Party Kickoff

with DJ Nina Flowers

Heretic, 10 p.m.


Peach Party Afterhours

with DJ Deanne

BJ Rooster’s, 3 a.m.


Saturday, June 16

Atlanta Pride Run & Walk

Piedmont Park, 8 a.m.


Evening For Equality Gala

with Georgia Equality

InterContinental Atlanta Hotel, 6 p.m.


Rainbow Pub Crawl

11 Venues, starting at

My Sister’s Room, 7 p.m.


Atlanta Freedom Bands

25th Anniversary Concert

The Galloway School, 8 p.m.


Peach Party Main Event

with DJ Micky Friedmann

Heretic, 10 p.m.


Peach Party Afterhours

with DJ Alexander

BJ Roosters, 3 a.m.


Peach Party Deck T-Dance

Midtown Tavern, 3 p.m.


Peach Party Closing Party

District Atlanta, 7 p.m.



Upcoming in June

Wednesday, June 20 – Sunday, June 24

Southern Fried Queer Pride

Five days, a dozen events

The Bakery


Wednesday, June 20

Wanda Sykes & Tig Notaro

with Atlanta Pride

Fox Theatre, 8 p.m.


Friday, June 22

Atlanta Braves LGBT Night

SunTrust Park, 7:35 p.m.


Saturday, June 23

Unity Ball

with DJ Ree De La Vega


Sunday, June 24

Atlanta United Unity Night

with LGBTQ fan club All Stripes

Mercedes Benz Stadium, 1 p.m.


The Wound

with Atlanta Pride & Out on Film

Rush Center, 7 p.m.


Friday, June 29 – Saturday, June 30

Broadway & Peachtree

with Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

Out Front Theatre Company


Friday, June 29

Queer History Live

Relapse Theatre, 8 p.m.


Queeriety Show: Pride Month

The Village Theatre, 11 p.m.


June 29 – July 2

Atlanta Bear Festival

Courtyard Executive Park &

Atlanta Eagle



Tuesday, July 10


World Be Gone Tour

Tabernacle, 8 p.m.


Atlanta Dream Pride Night

Georgia Tech Pavillion, 6 p.m.


Thursday, July 19

Indigo Girls

Chastain Park, 8 p.m.


Saturday, July 21

Shine: Joining Hearts 31

Greystone @ Piedmont Park, 5 p.m.


Illuminate and Radiate

Joining Hearts Afterparties

595 North Center, 10:30 p.m. and 3 a.m.



with DJ Phil Romano

BJ Roosters

3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, July 22

Backpack in the Park

Cator Woolford Gardens, 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, July 24

Pride Night at BB&T Atlanta Open

with Atlanta Team Tennis Association

Atlantic Station, 5:30 p.m.


Saturday, July 28

Serving For Equality

with HRC Atlanta

Sharon Lester Tennis Center, 6 p.m.


Tuesday, July 31


Chastain Park



Saturday, August 4


Madonna’s 60th Birthday Bash

Heretic, 10 p.m.


Sunday, August 5

Janelle Monae

Tabernacle, 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, August 30 – Monday, Sept. 3

Black Gay Pride Atlanta


Peach Tennis Tournament

with Atlanta Team Tennis Association

Piedmont Park



Downtown Atlanta Hotels


The Queer Agenda event calendar with even more events appears weekly every Thursday.

A version of this article originally ran in Q magazine. Flip through the full digital edition below, and pick up your hard copy around town.



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