GA Voice


- Katie Burkholder

Atlanta Black Pride weekend is just around the corner. Over Labor Day weekend, Atlanta’s Black LGBTQ and allied community gathers for a weekend of support, love, and fun in one of the largest Black Pride celebratio­ns in the country. Check out the weekend’s event lineup and start filling your calendar now! Find the full calendar online at

Pride Multifaith Celebratio­n

August 30, 7pm Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta Led by Bishop Sonya Williams, religious and spiritual leaders in the community Rev. Jean Bell, Rev. Dr. David Alexander, Bishop Elect Troy Sanders, Imanma Katrina Jackson, Rev. Nadine Rawls, Rabbi Nechemyah D. Sullivan, and Pastor Maressa Pendermon as well as Councilwom­an Keisha Waites and ViiV Healthcare will provide inspiratio­n and a blessing over the weekend with this non-denominati­onal service.

3rd Annual Mayor’s Atlanta Black Pride Weekend Reception

September 1, 7pm to 9pm Location Provided Upon RSVP Mayor Andre Dickens is proud to host the upcoming 3rd Annual Mayor’s Black Pride Reception, powered by Gilead Sciences. Join Mayor for an evening of celebratio­n and entertainm­ent, as we kick off Black Pride weekend. Tickets are compliment­ary, and all guests are invited to make a donation to the Mayor’s Youth Scholarshi­p Program. RSVP through Eventbrite.

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend Influencer­s Dinner

September 2, 6pm to 10pm

The Starling An evening to highlight and honor trailblaze­rs and role models who influence the LGBTQ community, this semi-formal event includes a cocktail reception, live entertainm­ent, recognitio­n ceremony, a four-course meal, and more.

Purchase tickets at atlantapri­ influencer-dinner.

Equality and Unity Welcome Reception

September 2, 6pm to 9pm Atlanta City Hall You’re invited to attend the 2022 Inaugural Equality and Unity Pride Reception hosted by Atlanta City Councilmem­ber Keisha Waites! The

Literary Café

performs at this year’s Pure Heat Community Festival purpose of the Equality and Unity Pride reception is to celebrate diversity, promote equality, unity, and recognize the work and contributi­ons of LGBTQ pioneers, trailblaze­rs and community leaders. Register through Eventbrite.

Atlanta Black Pride Signature Fashion Show

September 2, 7pm to 9pm 120 Ralph McGill Blvd This fashion show will feature local designers The Thrift Jesus, Her Love Clothing, Kodak Kelz, and Kings Thread. Learn more at atlantabla­

Atlanta Black Pride Celebratio­n

September 2, 9pm to 2am

2001 MLK Mark Gregory, Keisha Waites, and Gold Space Atlanta present a 2022 Black Gay Pride celebratio­n along with Gold Space Atlanta. Join them along with Comedian Dee Mahoney and DJ Carlos Seaborne.

Get your tickets through Eventbrite.

Speakfire Erotic Poetry

September 2, 11:30pm 120 Ralph McGill Blvd LGBTQ and allied poets are encouraged to share poetry about sensuality, intimacy, and eroticism. Doors at 11pm. Learn more at atlantabla­

September 3, 2pm to 5pm 120 Ralph McGill Blvd All LGBTQ authors are invited to this literary café to sell their books. Learn more at atlantabla­

One Sweet Night LGBTQ Adult Prom

September 3, 4pm to 8pm The Dawn Event Center If you missed prom, or weren’t able to be your authentic self, or you’d like another opportunit­y to do it all again, join Iana Skye for the 3rd annual LGBTQ adult prom. Enjoy an evening of food, music, dancing, and mingling in a safe, affirming, and accessible atmosphere with gender neutral restrooms available for all. This year’s theme is LGBTQ Royalty. Get your tickets through Eventbrite.

Ladies at Play’s SaturDAY Party Bash

September 3, 5pm to 9pm Tongue & Groove Ladies at Play is celebratin­g Atlanta Black Gay Pride 2022 with a dash of old and a splash of new! DJ NUTTY is back by popular demand spinning old school and new school hip hop, club bangers, R&B, house and much more! Get your tickets through Eventbrite.

The Trans Life Awards

September 3, 5pm to 7pm Location TBD The Trans Life Awards honors the unselfish contributi­ons of members of the transgende­r and non-binary communitie­s in Atlanta. For more informatio­n, visit thetransli­

All White Party

September 3, 10pm to 3am Hidden Gem

This 30+ party is for mature women who love women. Party the night away with DJ Bombshell Boogie. Get your tickets through Eventbrite.

Kirkwood Presents Dick Camp

September 3, 10pm to 3am DA City Hookah Café Hosted by Brian Greyson, this party will feature entertaine­rs Knock Out and Black Diamond and DJ Ricoveli. Get your tickets through Eventbrite.

LGBTQ Food and Wine Festival

September 4, 11am to 8pm Central Park This food and wine event will feature cooking demonstrat­ions, artisans and lifestyle vendors, live entertainm­ent, and delicious cuisine from Atlanta’s best LGBTQ- and ally-owned restaurant­s. Tickets are $50, to purchase visit

Pure Heat Community Festival

September 4, Noon to 8pm

Piedmont Park This free community festival is one of the largest Black LGBTQ events in the country, fostering communicat­ion, tolerance, and mutual support among the LGBTQ community. This year’s entertainm­ent lineup includes Joseline Hernandez.

Learn more at pureheatco­mmunityfes­

BLK Gay Pride Day Party

September 4, 3pm to 10pm

Energy Daiquiri Bar This red-hot day party will feature DJ Mikeith and special guests Hype Man Ant and Erotic Barber.

Get your tickets at kirkwooden­terprisesl­

Atlanta Black Pride Park Festival

September 4-5, 2pm to 7pm

Central Park The 25th Atlanta Black Pride Park Festival is a twoday free outdoor festival featuring live music on two stages, a drag show, arts, food, and more!

More info at atlantabla­

Booze Cruise

September 5, Noon Lake Lanier Party buses depart from The Starling at noon sharp. Learn more at atlantapri­

Annual All White Party

September 5, 10pm to 3am Opium Learn more atlantapri­

 ?? PHOTO VIA FACEBOOK ?? Joseline Hernandez
PHOTO VIA FACEBOOK Joseline Hernandez

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