It’s June, National Pride Month. Events may be toned down this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have an Atlanta Pride Pop Quiz.
- One right answer earns you a red stripe.
- Two right answers get you a red stripe plus an orange stripe.
- Get three right and reward yourself with red, orange and yellow stripes.
- Four right? That gets you red, orange, yellow and green stripes.
- Five correct? You guessed it - you now have red, orange, yellow, green and blue stripes.
- Six correct answers means you win the entire rainbow flag of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
- If you answer seven questions correctly, celebrate by bringing your kids or nieces and nephews to a drag queen story hour.
- Eight correct answers means you should reward yourself with a selfie at Atlanta’s Tiny Door No. 2 at the Old Fourth Ward Skatepark. Why? Because that Tiny Door features a rainbow.
- If you get nine correct answers, you really should plan to attend a performance of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus.
- Ten right and you should consider participating in the Atlanta Pride Run Virtual 5K on June 28, 2020.
- Ding, ding, ding. As a bonus for getting all 10 right, think about attending Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride, scheduled this year for Sept. 3 through 7.
Get ready, get set. . .
1. What was Atlanta’s first gay sports bar?
2. What is distinctive about the intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue in Midtown Atlanta?
3. Besides the color, the craziness, the costumes, the excitement, what is distinctive about Atlanta’s annual Pride Festival regarding size?
4. If the October Pride celebration occurs in October 2020 (everything is tentative these days because of COVID-19), what notable anniversary will be celebrated? 10? 25th? 50?
5. What is Atlanta’s only LBTQIA+ theater?
6. What is the longest running lesbian bar in the Southeast?
7. In addition to the annual Pride Parade, what other parades are held during the Atlanta Pride Festival?
8. Approximately how many attended the 2019 Atlanta Pride Festival: 100,000? 200,000? 300,000?
9. What is the name of Atlanta’s gay film festival?
10. What Atlanta neighborhood is most associated with being gay friendly?
1. Woofs at 494 Plasters Ave. NE. A full-service sports bars, Woofs offers a full menu and has more than 27 TVs to ensure you’ll never miss a game (once they return).
2. It’s the rainbow cross walk, permanently installed in 2017 to commemorate the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
3. The Atlanta Pride Festival is the largest in the Southeast.
4. It will be the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta celebration.
5. Out Front Theatre. Founded in 2016, Out Front Theatre programming includes landmark queer pieces like “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” cult classics like “The Rocky Horror Show” and world premieres like “The Ethel Merman Disco Christmas Spectacular!”
6. My Sister’s Room on 12th Street. In business for more than two decades, MSR features entertainment including drag shows, burlesque shows, comedy and karaoke.
7. There is a Trans March and Rally, the Atlanta Pride Dyke March and the Atlanta Bi and Pan March.
8. Approximately 300,000.
9. Out on Film, established in 1987.
10. Midtown has long been identified as the center of gay life in Atlanta though more neighborhoods have become popular with the gay community over the years.
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Journalist Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.