The best queer things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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The fever pitch of June becomes white-hot as Stonewall 50 specials dot the Queer Agenda calendar of LGBTQ-ATL events. Don’t be shy. Do dive in.

Friday, June 14

Atlanta Braves LGBT Night (top photo). Pre-party, game play and a post-game show for Pride Month @ SunTrust Park, 5 p.m.

SouthEast Leatherfest. Call it SELF, and lose yourself in the most inclusive queer leather weekend of them all returns with the driving motivators individuality, education and identity @ Doubletree Hilton Atlanta, all weekend.

Sangria Friday. Specialty drinks, all the games and matchups on the screens, and all the sporty gays to watch it with @ Woofs, 5 p.m.

50 Years of Stonewall Double Feature. Official Stonewall Month events continue with Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis at 100 and The Watermelon Woman @ Out Front Theatre, 7 p.m.

OurSong: Radical Change. Atlanta’s co-ed chorus sings its tribute to Stonewall’s [email protected] First Baptist Church of Decatur, 8 p.m.

Legends in the Heavens. Queer-inclusive burlesque and variety show headed up by Evangeline Labeau @ Red Light Café, 8 p.m.

Morningside. Topher Payne’s latest play of Southern sass and big heart opens @ Onstage Atlanta, 8 p.m. Runs through June 29.

The Cake. Baker’s rights vs. gay rights, ripped from the headlines and staged for your entertainment @ Horizon Theatre, 8 p.m. Runs through June 23.

The Other Show. Edie Cheezburger, Jaye Lish and the cast bring their brand of drag to their new home @ Midtown Moon, 9 p.m. 

Queer Bait. Party with the East Atlanta cool kids @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Latin Dance Party. Second-Friday specials kick off the weekend @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

RainGLOW Blacklight Party puts DJ Sean Michael on the decks and you in the spotlight @ Ten, 10 p.m

Celestial Friday with Celeste Holmes puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars. Don’t forget Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 11 p.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Charlie Brown, the undisputed Bitch of the South and her gurlz entertain with dinner and a show amid the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar. Make Reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m.

Fresh Fish Friday & Moonlight Cabaret. The new faces of Fresh Fish drag show wrap your week, then the drag eleganza of Moonlight Cabaret starts the weekend @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Ladies Night. Get your weekend started with DJ beats, performances and scores of women in Midtown’s home for Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.


Saturday, June 15

Atlanta Pride Run (middle photo courtesy Dan Lax). LGBTQ runners step off in the annual race @ Piedmont Park, 8 a.m.

Respect The Brunch: Joining Hearts. Eat up and give back with. Pride Month theme @ Campagnolo, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Belong Summer Hike. The queer social and mentoring group climbs and chats @ Kennesaw Mountain, 10 a.m.

Pull For Pride. Lost N Found Youth gets the funds while queer women weight lifters compete @ Crossfit Downtown, 11 a.m.

#Daydrunk: Teaches of Peaches (and Sex on the Beaches). Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of the party as the sun drops @ Mary’s, 2:30 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember what you did during the regularly scheduled shenanigans, 9 p.m.

Atlanta Rollergirls Pride Double Header. Two battles on one day with the local pro roller derby babes @ Yaarab Shrine Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.

50 Years of Stonewall Triple Feature. The next installment of Out on Film’s Stonewall tribute includes Save Me, Shelter and Brother to Brother @ Out Front Theatre, 5 p.m.

Evening for Equality. For the 15th year, Georgia Equality honors its heroes and raises funds in its ongoing fight for equality @ Loews Atlanta, 6 p.m.

Stonewall 50 Concert & Panel. Atlanta Freedom Bands supersizes its Pride Month offering “From Christopher Street to Peachtree Street” with a discussion @ Church at Ponce & Highland, 6 p.m.

OutWorlders Game Night. Gamemaster Herb leads the gaymer action @ Spindle Kitchen, 7 p.m.

Rainbow Pub Crawl. Drink with Pride at 10 bars including My Sister’s Room, Zocalo and Ten. Step off from MSR, 7 p.m. Final stop and Rainbow Afterparty @ Ten, 10 p.m.

Naturally Tan. Tan France from Queer Eyewows the crowd @ Friends School of Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The self-titled Bitch of the South and her girlsentertain with dinner and a show in the theater experience of Atlanta’s drag restaurant and bar. Make reservations @ Lips Atlanta, 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and the Taboo Show at 11:30 p.m. 

OurSong: Radical Change. Atlanta’s co-ed chorus sings its tribute to Stonewall’s [email protected] First Baptist Church of Decatur, 8 p.m.

SheBang: In Heat. Wussy teams with DJs Yoon Nam, La Superior and Zaida to female the house down with performances by Edie Bellini, Erin St. Patience, Melissa Coffey and [email protected] My Sister’s Room, 10 p.m. Epically, it includes and collides with Queerly Beloved Revue’s WET show.

Paulo & Abel. What becomes a legend? Only another legend of course. Paulo kicks it @ Heretic, 10 p.m. with Abel bringing up your rear @ Xion, 3 a.m.

DJ Eric kicks Saturday into high [email protected] Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. 

RainGLOW Blacklight Party puts DJ Timothy Woodruff on the decks and you in the spotlight @ Ten, 10 p.m

Ladies of LCD Sound System. Vicki Powell’s Deep South presents, and the DJ herself opens, Nancy Whang and GavinRayna Russom @ The Music Room, 10 p.m. The LCD Afterparty lineup is just as good with Powell, Ash Lauryn and more @ The Bakery, 12 midnight.

Pop! Popup drag and Popup men werqs Saturday night into a frenzy @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

Redd Light District and Moonlight Cabaret. Start early, go late with Atlanta queens on the scene @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m. and 11p.m.



Sunday, June 16

50 Years of Stonewall Triple Feature. Out on Film’s Stonewall slate continues with Rafiki, Prideand Saturday Church (bottom photo) @ Out Front Theatre, 3 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball: Commissioners Cup. The pitchers and catchers of HSL hit the diamonds wrap spring @ Johnson Park, 9 a.m.

Midtown Rouge. First, it’s High Energy and DJ Bill Berdeaux, 1 p.m., then the legendary Sunday drag show kicks off with an all-star cast including Raquell Lorde @ Blake's, 8:30 p.m.

Sporty Sunday Funday. Games and matches on screen, plus all the guys to watch them with @ Woofs, 12 noon.

Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens on the patio @ Joe’s on Juniper, 1 p.m.

Cabbage Patch: Father’s Day Family Drag Brunch impresses dad with queens @ Georgia Beer Garden, 1 p.m.

Revival. Gospel Brunch has a whole new look, benefiting Rainbow House @ Midtown Moon, 3 p.m.

Madams, Marys & Mimosas serves drag, brunch and drink specials @ Ten Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sit. Stay. The Sunday Funday weekly tradition of outdoor dudes, DJs, drag and drinks, including the all-new Pumps on Piedmont headed by Destiny Brooks, 4 p.m.

Pride Month Party: Easy Tiger. DJ Star Gaze, a raffle, Women’s World Cup action and all the ladies you can handle @ My Sister’s Room, 4 p.m.

Armorettes. The camp drag crazies with the hearts of gold against AIDS are in their 41st year of weekly shows @ Midtown Moon, 8 p.m.

Queer AF. Drew Friday and Candida Valentina host this raucous drag and variety show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

A version of this calendar originally ran in Q magazine. Read the full issue online here:



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