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Trans and Friends is a youth fo­cused group for trans peo­ple, peo­ple ques­tion­ing their own gen­der, and as­pir­ing al­lies. Charis pro­vides a fa­cil­i­tated space to dis­cuss gen­der, rel­e­vant re­sources and ac­tivism around so­cial is­sues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to con­sider your own gen­der in a tran­sient world. This is a pro­ject of the Fem­i­nist Out­lawz and is co-spon­sored by Charis Cir­cle’s Strong Fam­i­lies, Whole Chil­dren, 7– 8:30 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­


Art It Out Ther­apy Cen­ter is now of­fer­ing an Ex­pres­sive Art Ther­apy Group for LGBTQ Teens on Tues­days. Through art, the group will ex­plore self-iden­tity, cop­ing with stress, in­ti­mate and parental re­la­tion­ships, and com­ing out. 7 p.m., 255 Vil­lage Park­way (in Pa­per Mill Vil­lage), Suite 580, Ma­ri­etta, GA 30067


Do you want to read books by amaz­ing black women writ­ers? Do you want to dis­cuss works from a black fem­i­nist per­spec­tive(s)? Do you want to do all of this in an awe­some gem of a fem­i­nist book store? Then the Black Fem­i­nist Book Club is for you. Charis Cir­cle board cochair Su­sana Mor­ris will be the fa­cil­i­ta­tor of this group. All com­mu­nity mem­bers are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate. This is a Charis Cir­cle “From Mar­gin to Cen­ter” lit­er­ary event and the sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7 – 9 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­ It’s karaoke night at the newly re­opened Cock­pit, 465 Boule­vard SE, At­lanta, GA 30312


The Cen­ter for Civil and Hu­man Rights and the LGBT In­sti­tute hosts the Kia Labeija’s “24” is fea­tured in “Art AIDS Amer­ica,” Amer­i­can art. Its stop at Ken­ne­saw State Univer­sity’s Zuck­er­man Mu­seum of Art through May 22, zuck­er­man.ken­ne­ (Pub­lic­ity photo) Pos­i­tively Trans Dig­i­tal Sto­ry­telling Pro­ject Launch, in­clud­ing a screen­ing of videos and high­lights from the na­tional needs as­sess­ment of trans and gen­der non-con­form­ing peo­ple liv­ing with HIV. 6 – 8 p.m., www.lgbtin­sti­ Join MAAP (Metro At­lanta As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sion­als) tonight at Cre­ative Ap­proach At­lanta for an evening of new con­nec­tions. Spend the evening with MAAP spon­sors LifeTrek Ser­vices and Cre­ative Ap­proach At­lanta and ex­pand your pro­fes­sional net­work. The event is free to mem­bers, $15 for guests. There is plenty of paid sur­face park­ing op­tions sur­round­ing the venue in­clud­ing a park­ing deck at the SkyHouse, right be­hind Cre­ative Ap­proach. 6 – 8 p.m., 1080 West Peachtree St NW, At­lanta, GA 30309 The Pretty Girl Hide­out Thurs­days is tonight, hosted by Mook Da­host, Soul Bar at Pal’s Lounge, 254 Auburn Av­enue, At­lanta, GA 30303,


The Hide­away At­lanta kicks off the week­end with drink spe­cials be­gin­ning at 5 p.m.,­lantahide­ The At­lanta Gay and Les­bian Cham­ber of Com­merce (AGLCC) hosts its Fourth Fri­day net­work­ing mixer from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Gallery 874, 874 Joseph E Low­ery Blvd NW, At­lanta GA 30318 Edie Cheezburger presents the most unique drag show in At­lanta, and the Other Girls will leave you gasp­ing with laugh­ter and sur­prise at The Other Show, 9:30 p.m., Jun­gle, www.jun­


Lindsey Hin­kle per­forms live in con­cert at My Sis­ter’s Room, fol­lowed by the big­gest girl party in At­lanta with DJ Tina V. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the con­cert be­gins at 9:30 p.m.,­sis­ter­ Mu­si­cians from eight states will join At­lanta Free­dom Bands for an “epic” con­cert of mu­sic from the cinema. The con­cert pro­gram in­cludes mu­sic from a num­ber of Os­car-win­ning and nom­i­nated com­posers and film scores. The pro­gram also in­cludes mu­sic from pro­duc­tions filmed right here in At­lanta, or “Y’al­ly­wood!” The con­cert is pre­sented as the first South­east­ern Re­gional LGBT Band event, 8 – 10 p.m., Crowne Plaza At­lanta Mid­town, 590 W Peachtree St NW, At­lanta, GA 30308 If it’s 9 p.m. at BJ Roost­ers, hot boys will be on the bar, bar­tenders will be pour­ing strong drinks, and DJ Tommy will be spin­ning fun tunes, 2043 Cheshire Bridge Rd., At­lanta, GA 30324

an ex­hi­bi­tion that re­veals for the first time how the AIDS cri­sis for­ever changed

is the only South­ern stop on its na­tional tour,

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