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Kick off the global Pride sea­son by learn­ing about im­por­tant lo­cal LGBT his­tory right here in At­lanta. Join the LGBT In­sti­tute, Touch­ing Up Our Roots and At­lanta Pride to­day at the Cen­ter for Civil and Hu­man Rights to board the trol­ley with LGBT friends and al­lies to ex­plore our LGBT his­tory. This two-hour tour, nar­rated by lo­cal LGBT his­to­rian Dave Hay­ward and oth­ers, of­fers a glimpse into the past with an af­ter­noon of fun. 1- 3 p.m., 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W., At­lanta, GA 30313, www.face­ events/852173014920482 You are in­vited to a very spe­cial “be­fore” pre­view of the new Charis Books and More home. For one af­ter­noon only, Charis is open­ing the new space for ev­ery­one to see be­fore ren­o­va­tions. Drop in any time be­tween 2 – 4 p.m. to check out the ar­chi­tect’s draw­ings, walk through the space, en­joy light re­fresh­ments and hear how you can get in­volved in build­ing the fem­i­nist fu­ture of the book­store at Agnes Scott Col­lege. 184 S. Can­dler St., De­catur, GA 30030-3740 Woofs hosts the Push Up for PALS event to raise money for Pets Are Lov­ing Sup­port to­day, 2- 5 p.m. 2425 Pied­mont Road N.E., At­lanta, GA 30324, www.face­ Ge­or­gia Equal­ity hosts its Evening for Equal­ity event, draw­ing some 400 of Ge­or­gia’s most im­por­tant com­mu­nity lead­ers, 7:30 p.m., In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Buck­head At­lanta, 3315 Peachtree Road N.E., At­lanta, GA 30326, www.geor­giae­qual­

June 9, 2017

Cel­e­brat­ing its 27th year, The At­lanta Pride Run & Walk is an an­nual 5K race and walk or­ga­nized by the Front Run­ners At­lanta run­ning club and pre­sented by Alta Mid­town. Front Run­ners At­lanta is a run­ning, walk­ing and so­cial club for LGBT peo­ple and friends. Pro­ceeds from the reg­is­tra­tion and other fundrais­ers are do­nated to a lo­cal char­ity that sup­ports the LGBT com­mu­nity in Ge­or­gia, Pied­mont Park, 8 – 10 a.m., www.face­ (File photo) At­lanta Free­dom Bands closes its 24th sea­son with mu­sic from one of Amer­ica’s great­est com­posers, Ge­orge Gersh­win. The con­cert fea­tures mu­sic from three of his great­est works pre­sented with spe­cial guest soloists for a truly or­ches­tral ex­pe­ri­ence. The evening be­gins with a pre-con­cert talk by Ken Meltzer, the At­lanta Sym­phony’s “orches­tra in­sider.” Ken will share his in­sight into the life and mu­sic of Gersh­win along with a few lis­ten­ing tips for the evening’s pro­gram. The con­cert be­gins with a stroll through the City of Lights with scenes from “An Amer­i­can in Paris.” Pi­ano soloist Trey Clegg will join for the sym­phonic jazz fu­sion of “Rhap­sody in Blue.” 8 p.m. North At­lanta High School, 4111 North­side Park­way N.W., At­lanta, GA 30327 www. face­


The PFLAG sup­port group for les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, trans­gen­der and ques­tion­ing peo­ple and their par­ents and fam­ily meets tonight from 2:30 – 4 p.m., Spir­i­tual Liv­ing Cen­ter of At­lanta, 1730 North­east Ex­press­way N.E., At­lanta, GA 30329


Trans and Friends is a youth-fo­cused group for trans peo­ple, peo­ple ques­tion­ing their own gen­der and as­pir­ing al­lies, pro­vid­ing a fa­cil­i­tated space to dis­cuss gen­der, rel­e­vant re­sources and ac­tivism around so­cial is­sues. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Eu­clid Ave. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.charis­book­sand­


Join Charis in wel­com­ing Pas­tor Linda Herzer to dis­cuss her new book “The Bible and the Trans­gen­der Ex­pe­ri­ence: How Scrip­ture Sup­ports Gen­der Vari­ance.” This event is de­signed for trans­gen­der and gen­der non-con­form­ing peo­ple, in­clud­ing clergy who are look­ing for scrip­tural sup­port as well as non-trans­gen­der clergy and con­gre­gants who wish to be bet­ter al­lies to their trans and gen­der non-con­form­ing friends, fam­ily and neigh­bors. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Eu­clid Ave. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.face­book. com/events/301042320335886


Join Charis, the At­lanta Queer Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val and At­lanta Pride for a Stonewall Week Cel­e­bra­tion hon­or­ing our queer lit­er­ary an­ces­tors, in­clud­ing works by Langston Hughes, Glo­ria An­zal­dua, Amy Low­ell, Au­dre Lorde, Justin Chin, Les­lie Feinberg, Adri­enne Rich, Tru­man Capote, Edna St. Vin­cent Mil­lay, James Bald­win, The Lady Ch­ablis and more. The sug­gested do­na­tion is $5. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Eu­clid Ave. N.E., At­lanta, GA 30307, www.face- Ge­or­gia Re­pro­duc­tive Spe­cial­ists hosts a free LGBT Fam­ily Plan­ning Sem­i­nar. Sem­i­nar at­ten­dees (new pa­tients only) will re­ceive a credit of $250 to ap­ply to­ward new pa­tient eval­u­a­tion ser­vices pro­vided in the of­fice. 7- 8:30 p.m., 5445 Meridian Mark Road N.E., At­lanta, GA 30342, www.face­ events/122268735001569


“Bad Fem­i­nist” Rox­ane Gay re­turns with a deeply per­sonal mem­oir about what it means to be a wo­man in an “un­ruly” body, what it means to nur­ture one­self through all one’s hungers and how to find a home in the world that is not al­ways or even of­ten safe, but is some­times beau­ti­ful. 7:30 – 9 p.m., Agnes Scott Col­lege - Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall, 141 E. Col­lege Ave., De­catur, GA, 7:30 – 9 p.m., www.face­book. com/events/120004368570610

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