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Pride events happening in Atlanta this month

Gené Hunter

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(ATLANTA, Ga.) June marks the start of Pride Month across the world and while Atlanta’s festival isn’t until August, here are some events that are taking place for the LGBTQ+ community.

Drag Queen Story Time at the Children's Museum of Atlanta

Cost: $20.00, get tickets

When: June 4 at 3 p.m.

Where: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW

Come out to the Children's Museum of Atlanta, where Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker is reading several books, making rainbow arts and crafts, plus learning about the Pride Flag.

The event takes place on the CMA stage.

Atlanta Pride 5k Run at Piedmont Park

Cost: $40+, get tickets

When: June 5 at 8 a.m.

Where: 1320 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

The event helps raise money and awareness for LGBTQ+ communities in the greater Atlanta area. This event has gone on for over 30 years— more information on their Facebook page.

CAYA Festival: The Sound of Identity screening

Cost: Free; pre-register here

When: June 13

Where: Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Avenue NW

Atlanta Georgia 30318

This event honors Lucia Lucas, the first openly transwoman to headline a U.S. opera. She's performing as Hanna in The Atlanta Opera's production of As One, which is a coming-of-age story about a transwoman. More information is on the Atlanta Opera's website.

Atlanta Dream Pride night

Cost: $25+, get tickets

When: June 24 at 3 p.m.

Where: Gateway Center Arena

Cheer on the Atlanta Dream on their Pride weekend. A portion of ticket sales will go to Lost N Found Youth, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that works to end homelessness for LGBTQ+ people.

The Birthright: an ode to queer culture and fashion

Cost: $25+, get tickets

When: June 25 at 5 p.m.

Where: Ambient + Studio585, Wells Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30312

This event is meant to showcase queer fashion designs. A portion of ticket sales will go to The Knights and Orchids Society and SnapCo., two LGBTQ+ nonprofits.

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