‘Winter Pride’ events put the LGBTQ in the ATL for MLK Weekend

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The annual Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend is just one of the annual celebrations that makes Atlanta the South’s gay go-to.  

From Thursday all the way through Monday’s big annual LGBTQ breakfast, march and rally, get ready for celebrities, commemoration and celebration. Be ready for thousands of people partying with purpose, with equal parts reverence and revelry.

Special MLK events are just part of a supersized holigay weekend of events.

Meet the major players, then check out their special events. Remember these are on top of MLK Weekend plans from our Q friends at Bulldogs, My Sister’s Room, Heretic (photo), Midtown Moon, Ten, Hideaway, and all your other favorite bars.

Rockstars Production 

‘All the Kings Men’

From the guys who bring you non-stop Black Gay Pride action in the fall comes four days of fab that lets you party – what? – like a rock star. Secure one-off or all-weekend passes, with VIP options available, at rockstarsproduction.com.


The party promoters at Wassup create an ultimate getaway. Five amazing nights, five supersized parties, and 5,000 same-gender loving men. Multiple celebrity guests. wassupnatl.com

Atlanta Black Pride

‘Atlanta Winter Pride 2020’

Dream Team, World Pride New York, Liberation DC and ATLBlackPride.com join forces for day parties, night bashes and so much more set for Friday through Sunday. There’s a reason they call it “Epic.” atlblackpride.com

Blue Diamond Entertainment

With their signature SneakHer Ball and more, a weekly event crew supersizes their efforts for the ladies on both Saturday and Sunday. bde25.com


Thursday, January 16

Wassup Winter Pride Warmup

With Sidney Starr

Phase One, 10:30 p.m.



ATL Legendary

Bulldogs, 9 p.m.



Friday, January 17

Friday Upgrade: MLK Edition

Opium, 10 p.m.



Fluid Friday

Phase One, 9 p.m.



So Sexy & Flaunt It

Bulldogs, 9 p.m.



Saturday, January 18

Ultimate Day Party

Gold Room, 4 p.m.



I Like It Saturday

Ice Bar, 5 p.m.



Fresh x Reckless

with Crisscross

Ice Bar, 10 p.m.



SneakHer Ball

M Bar ATL, 10 p.m.



Saturday Night Live

Aurum, 11 p.m.



Official Day Party

Arif, 5 p.m.



Hot & Sweaty Climax

Bulldogs, 9 p.m.



MLK Weekend Dance Party

Hideaway, 9 p.m.



Hip Hop Main Event

Believe/Wish, 11 p.m.



House Music Main Event

Mixx, 10 p.m.




Sunday, January 19

Henny Punch Brunch

TBA, 12 noon



MLK Sunday Funday

02 Lounge. 4 p.m.



Chica Nightlife

Ghost Bar, 9 p.m.



Action Front to Backside

Bulldogs, 9 p.m.



All The King’s Men Main Event

Revel, 10 p.m.



Wassup Winter Pride

Ice Bar, 10 p.m.



Exclusive Main Event II

Open Bar

Venue disclosed to 

ticketholders only, 11 p.m.



Monday, January 20

LGBT Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast

Loudermilk Center, 10 a.m.



MLK Day March & Rally

Including a gay contingent from Breakfast

Peachtree @ Baker Streets, 1:45 p.m.



Wrap It Up & Wrap It Up

Bulldogs, 9 p.m.



Stars of the Century

Special MLK Edition

See their MLK Photo Spread in Q magazine

Heretic, 10:30 p.m.



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

Find a new issue of Q magazine every week at queer and LGBTQ-allied venues around Atlanta.


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