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Are you par­ent­ing chil­dren in a same-sex re­la­tion­ship with­out a le­gal or­der of parent­age? Many fam­i­lies think that be­cause they are legally mar­ried or be­cause both their names ap­pear on their child’s birth cer­tifi­cate that their parental rights are pro­tected. Un­for­tu­nately, this is not the case. Join at­tor­neys from Georgia Le­gal Ser­vices and The Stonewall Bar for their Sec­ond Par­ent Adop­tion Le­gal Work­shop for LGBT fam­i­lies on what you need to know about sec­ond par­ent and step­par­ent adop­tions. This is de­signed to help de­mys­tify this com­pli­cated process for par­ents or soon-to-be par­ents. You will learn about the steps in the process, in­for­ma­tion on the par­tic­u­lar­i­ties of your county, and es­ti­mated le­gal costs. There will be time to ask ques­tions spe­cific to your unique sit­u­a­tion. This event is open to the pub­lic. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7 – 9 p.m., Charis Books, www.charis­book­sand­


The PFLAG sup­port group for par­ents and fam­i­lies of LGBTQ chil­dren meets to­day from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Spir­i­tual Liv­ing Cen­ter of At­lanta, 1730 North­east Ex­press­way N.E., At­lanta, GA 30329 Don’t miss the Rain­bros Launch Party: Gay At­lanta’s first peer coach­ing net­work, 2 – 4 p.m., In­dus­tri­ous At­lanta Ponce City Mar­ket, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E., Ste. 8500, At­lanta, GA, 30308, www.face­ events/371837373208235

Jan­uary 6, 2017

The 2017 Rustin Lorde Break­fast ers. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., The Lou­d­er­milk Cen­ter, Zami NOBLA presents Women Sweet on Women IV fea­tur­ing song­writer, sound healer and medicine woman gina Breedlove from Brook­lyn, New York. gina has graced stages na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally, work­ing with artists who, like her­self, defy and re­de­fine genre. A co­a­les­cence of rhythm and blues with sto­ry­telling ca­dences of folk and gospel, gina’s folk-soul is mu­sic that seeps into your be­ing while the mes­sage of love and pos­si­bil­ity in­spires and lifts your spirit. This is a women only event. 7:30 – 9 p.m., The Com­mons Per­form­ing Arts Hall, First Con­gre­ga­tional Church of At­lanta, 125 El­lis St., At­lanta, GA, 30303, www.face­ events/1056147894512911


HRC and Lost-n-Found Youth in­vite you to the Martin Luther King Day of Ser­vice, trans­form­ing this na­tional hol­i­day into a “day on, not a day off” with a ser­vice project ben­e­fit­ing home­less and at-risk LGBT youth. You can make a dif­fer­ence in our com­mu­nity by do­nat­ing items and vol­un­teer­ing your time. Lost-nFound Youth, 2585 Chan­tilly Dr. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30324, www.face­ events/1779542232311075 Mu­si­cal Mon­day is de­but­ing tonight at The Plaza Theatre with the mu­si­cal hit “Dream­girls.” Drinks be­gin at 7 p.m. and the screen­ing at 7:15 p.m. An open mic af­ter-party fol­lows. Pre-sale tick­ets $10 and $12 at the door, www.plaza­at­ Trans and Friends is a youth-fo­cused group for trans peo­ple, peo­ple ques­tion­ing their own gen­der, and as­pir­ing al­lies. Charis Books 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, 7 – 8:30 p.m., www.charis­book­sand­


Come play Texas Hold’Em at the Model T, begin­ning at 7 p.m., www.mod­eltat­


Wed­nes­days are hap­pen­ing nights at the Heretic At­lanta, with Warp Zone at 7 p.m. and then the Pig Dance Black­out Party with DJ Stan Jack­son from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., with no cover charge, www.hereti­cat­


SAGE At­lanta’s so­cial hour be­gins at 10 a.m., fol­lowed by a pro­gram/meet­ing at 11 a.m., Phillip Rush Cen­ter An­nex, www.rush­cen­ter­ The At­lanta Gay and Les­bian Cham­ber of Com­merce (AGLCC) presents its Busi­ness Builder Mid­town Lun­cheon to­day, hosted by Chip Ivie and Chris Tor­rens on the Third Thurs­day of each month at 11:45 a.m. at Henry’s Mid­town At­lanta, 132 10th St. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30309

ed­u­cates com­mu­ni­ties about Ba­yard Rustin and Au­dre Lorde and sup­ports pro­gres­sive or­ga­niz40 Court­land Cen­ter, At­lanta, GA 30303 (File photo)

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