Fresh off the skillet and ready to be served - Southern Fried Queer Pride 2017 is here!
The 2017 Southern Fried Queer Pride Festival is here for 5 DAYS of festivities to feast on! From Tuesday, May 23rd thru Saturday, May 27th in Downtown Atlanta at various venues. From workshops, to gallery exhibitions, to dance parties, and performance art nights - there's a lot on the menu!
Southern Fried Queer Pride is a queer & trans people of color-led, arts festival and activist organization based in Atlanta, GA. Built on the backbones of MondoHomo, SFQP is a Southern echo of the Stonewall Riots for queer liberation. SFQP offers a platform for artists, activists, and community to expand Southern narratives of gender, race, sexuality, and politcal power.
SFQP is a community organized and funded event. All SFQP events have a suggested $5 to $20 sliding scale door cover, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. All funds raised help keep SFQP going and help the venues that host our events.
Full festival details can be found at southernfriedqueerpride.com/sfqp2017
All illustrations for this year's festival are by Joshua Jarrett. Find more of his work at: http://jjarrett.work/
**Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP) is dedicated towards creating spaces that are open and responsive to the needs of the communities we serve. We always intend to uplift and include the most marginalized voices. SFQP wants to maintain accountability for our actions and practices. Please email us at email@example.com if you have comments, questions, and/or concerns.**
Come out to Queer Qumbia for a celebration of being queer, trans, and Latinx! Starting at 6PM at Murmur on Tuesday, May 23rd, there will be music, art, and community. Featuring DJ sets by Coxino and Kenneth Figueroa (La Choloteca: Ley de Latinx), Queer Qumbia honors the iconic queens of Latinx culture as well as launching Southern Fried Queer Pride's first ever zine - LA CHANCLA! Homemade Latinx food will be served as well as an amazing photobooth!
Calling all trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and gender creative family! We’re havin a beautiful potluck, skill share, & community organizing teach-in at the Southerners On New Ground House (580 Holderness St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) at 6:30PM.
The Jewel Box is a space for folks to:
- Learn nutrition & fitness tips that aid in managing diet as well as gender transition
- Join a crew of trans & gender nonconforming people practicing community organizing
- Get plugged into the “Free From Fear” campaign, locally in Atlanta, state-wide, and regionally across the South
*This event is intended for Trans, Gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary people only*
*This event is curated by and centers the experiences of Black, Latinx, Indigineous, and other trans people of color*
Please bring a dish to share!
Digital Queerness: A Gallery Exhibition
Southern Fried Queer Pride is proud to present our first gallery show, Digital Queerness - a exploration of queerness and identity in this digital age. Featuring artwork and performances spanning as many mediums as the acronym, this exhibition questions how the virtual world has morphed our lived realities.
DEAD ART STAR
Tori Grace Nichols
Digitial Queerness opens at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery on Thursday, May 25th, with an opening event from 6PM to 10PM as a part of Southern Fried Queer Pride 2017! | #SFQP. The show will run until Monday, May 29th.
How do queer and trans Black bodies get pleasure? How is this reinforced through porn? Is porn featuring Black queers a manifestation of inner community fetishes? A lot of loaded questions, which can lead to a lot of loaded discussion.
Join Southern Fried Queer Pride for Look Who's Fucking Now! A Black Porn Critique on Thursday, May 25th at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery at 8PM. Viewing and discussions will start at 8:30PM. Led by a duo of experts in Black sexual liberation, this event is meant to discuss, dismantle, and reconstruct how queer and trans Black folks see themselves in porn. This event, due to content, is 18 and up and only for Black identifying folx.
Colorbloq: A QTPoC Potluck
Who doesn't like food, fun, and community? Join Southern Fried Queer Pride for Colorbloq, a potluck for queer and trans people of color! From 2PM to 8PM, come out and bring a dish or side and enjoy music, fun activities, and good company!
Address: 606 Moreland Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30316
Do you have the sauce? Are you in a sauce shortage? Well, we're fully stocked and have plenty to share.
Southern Fried Queer Pride's official dance party, HAWT SAUCE, is back, taking over The Mammal Gallery on Friday, May 26th starting at 10PM. Come out for beats to make you sweat. Featuring the sounds of:
& Zen (from North Carolina)!
Doors open at 10PM. This event is 18 and up. SFQP is a community organized and funded event. All SFQP events have a suggested $5 to $20 sliding scale door cover, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. All funds raised help keep SFQP going and help the venues that host our events.
Every year at SFQP, we put on Dirty Work, a block of wonderful workshops and skillshares meant to engage, educate, and excite attendees! This year is returns from 1PM to 6PM at Murmur on Saturday, May 27th. This year's workshops include:
"Liberating Sex: Finding Healing Through our Desires"
"Building Community for Trans Folx with Eating Disorders"
"Cultural Organizing 101"
"DIY Community Documenting"
"How Can Solidarity Be Without Access For All?"
Specific times for workshops will be posted soon.
Your favorite and Atlanta's only queer variety show, SWEET TEA: A Queer Variety Show is back with the SFQP edition AND the closeout show toSouthern Fried Queer Pride 2017! | #SFQP! Taking over The Mammal Gallery, come out on Saturday, May 27th for an all-start lineup of talent featuring:
Our 2017-18 Mx Peach Pit Winner, Summer Solstice
with an dance party afterwards with beats by DJ Bitchcraft (NC/ATL)!
Hosted and featuring a performance by TAYLOR ALXNDR!
Doors open at 9PM. Showtime at 10PM. All ages. Door is $5-$20 sliding scale. Funds go to the performers and to Southern Fried Queer Pride.