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Reverence & Revelry: LGBT MLK Men’s Parties

MLK Weekend means one thing to local LGBTs of color: Winter Pride. Get ready for more parties than you can possibly get to, but might have fun trying.

By Mike Fleming

The annual Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend makes Atlanta your go-to for gay. Starting on Thursday night, don’t stop ‘til you get enough all the way through Monday’s big breakfast, march and rally.

Celebrities, porn stars, DJs, go-go booties, and more pack the town for the yearly commemoration and celebration of how far the movement has come and how far it has yet still to travel. Be ready for thousands of like-minded people who party with a purpose.

We start with an introduction to meet the major players. These party promoters know what’s up, and all have male-oriented fun in store for you.

Rockstars Production ‘We Rock’ Weekend

From the guys who bring you non-stop Black Gay Pride action in fall comes four days of fab that lets you party – what? – like a rockstar of course. While venues are being finalized, secure your Platinum or Gold passes to Thursday-through Sunday fun based out of the host hotel, the Georgian Terrace. VIP options available for all events. For access from the welcome party, all the way through day and night, mixers and mayhem, visit rockstarsproduction.com.

WassupNATL ‘Kingdom’

The party promoters at Wassup create an ultimate man’s-man getaway for guys. Five amazing nights, five supersized parties, and 5,000 same-gender loving men. Check out a chock-full calendar of events and special guests at facebook.com/WassupNATLevents, and text MLK To 86677 for updates.

Traxx Atlanta: The Movement

The venerable club and party crew brings what they do best for the historic weekend. Thursday kicks off ive nights of exciting and enlightening events include the Circa ‘90s Party and a Main Event with celebrity hosts, live music, dope DJs, sexy dancers and So. Much. More! Visit traxxatlanta.com.

The Dream Team

The new kids on the block aren’t new to knowing what’s up. The Dream Team channels the power of Angel X, Who’s Who, BH Productions and Sean Karta to bring four MLK parties you won’t want to miss, including venues you know and love. Check out ticket packages at dreamteamatl.com

Thursday, Jan. 14

Welcome to We Rock MLK Party

Georgian Terrace, 10 p.m.

659 Peachtree St. NE

rockstarsproduction.com

Traxx Welcome to Atlanta Party

Club 708, 10 p.m.

709 Spring St. NW

traxxatlanta.com

Friday, Jan. 15

Dick Galore 5,000 Men Mega Party

With Yusaf Mack, XXX Rapper Luscious Kisses

and 30+ Porn Stars and Dancers

Atlanta Peach Ballroom, 10 p.m.

3365 Buford Hwy NE

facebook.com/WassupNATLevents

We Rock Cocktail Mixer & Hotlanta Nightlife Party

Georgian Terrace, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

rockstarsproduction.com

Circa 90s Party

Club 708

traxxatlanta.com

Liberty: The Dream Team Kickoff

Jungle, 10 p.m.

2115 Faulkner Road

dreamteamatl.com

Believe: Dream Team After Hours

Xion, 3 a.m. – 6 a.m.

2043 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

dreamteamatl.com

SATURDAY, JAN. 18

We Rock Ultimate Day Party

Georgian Terrace, 4 p.m.

rockstarsproduction.com

Black Party

with Keyshia Cole and Elite Noel

Anchor Down

2520 Piedmont Road NE

facebook.com/wassupnatlevents

Freedom: Dream Team Main Event

Aqua, 10 p.m.

448 Ralph David Abernathy

dreamteamatl.com

We Rock Saturday Night Live

Georgian Terrace, 10 p.m.

Rocstarsproduction.com

Traxx Main Event

Club 708

traxxatlanta.com

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

Dream: Dream Team Grand Finale

The Mark, 10 p.m.

79 Poplar St. NW

dreamteamatl.com

We Rock Brunch

We Rock Cocktail Mixer

We Rock Finale

Georgian Terrace, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

rockstarsproduction.com

Grown & Sexy Sunday

with the Marie Effect

Evilla (Django’s), 7 p.m.

495 Peachtree St. NE

facebook.com/wassupnatlevents

Young & Fly Sunday

Jungle, 10 p.m.

2115 Faulkner Road NE

facebook.com/wassupnatlevents

MONDAY, JAN. 20

LGBT Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast

Loudermilk Center, 8 a.m.

40 Courtland St. NE

hrcatlanta.org

MLK Day March & Rally

Peachtree @ Baker Streets, 1:45 p.m.

mlkmarchcommitte.com

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