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|Atlanta Pride releases Stonewall Week line-up|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|April 25, 2012 12:19|
While Atlanta Pride is now held in October, organizers of the LGBT fest continue to recognize the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in June with numerous events and collaborations honoring the what many consider to be the beginning of the gay rights movement.
This year, the Atlanta Pride Committee incorporates Augusta Pride into its Stonewall Week.
“We are excited to feature our sister organization, Augusta Pride, as they celebrate their third festival. They have done an amazing amount of work in such a short time and we are delighted to feature their event and encourage folks to make the trip to Augusta to enjoy the fruits of their labor," said Atlanta Pride Committee board chair Glen Paul Freedman in a statement.
Of course, it wouldn't be Stonewall Week without the vastly popular East Point Possums Show where drag queens from around the south will be donating their time and talents to raise funds for the Phillip Rush Center this year.
There will also be an event to discuss LGBT refugees and asylees. Other events will celebrate the 100th birthday of Bayard Rustin, an openly gay leader in the civil rights movement, and film screenings of "Legalize Gay" and "Stonewall Uprising."
“We've hosted Stonewall Week for several years and wanted to branch out to include more events and more community partners in the hopes of reaching more members of our community, which led to the creation of our most extensive and diverse list of Stonewall offerings thus far, lasting far longer than just a week," Freedman added.
The full schedule
Bayard Rustin Centennial: Lessons Learned – Then & Now I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters book discussion (Part 3 of 3) – 7:30 p.m.
Eight Annual Evening for Equality – 7 p.m.
Augusta Pride: Parade - 10:00 a.m.; Festival -11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sinclair Sexsmith: Readings from Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica and discussion of tips to unleash your inner erotic voice – 7:30 p.m.
July 1 – Bonus Event
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