Amplifying LGBTQ Pride

(Dean Hesse/Decaturish)

In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, LGBTQ people fought back in response to a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The Stonewall riots were a watershed moment in the fight for LGBTQ equality in the United States. Over 50 years later, the event, the movement and the community continue to be honored every June with Pride Month. To celebrate, we’re sharing content that amplifies local LGBTQ culture and history.

On this page, you can read or revisit stories about LGBTQ politics and activism, community life, arts and culture in Atlanta. Using our interactive LGBTQ Atlanta History Tour, explore sites around the city that have been pivotal to LGBTQ life and history —  from the gay and lesbian bars of yesteryear to the theater where a police raid sparked Atlanta’s modern LGBTQ rights movement. Plus, get the details on Pride Month events happening near you. Happy Pride Month, Atlanta!

Upcoming Pride Month Events