You work hard for the money all week. Spend some on your well-earned downtime with Atlanta’s LGBT events set for Friday through Sunday that are guaranteed to help you get your gay on.

Friday, Aug. 3
Same-Sex Kiss Day against Chik-fil-A is the gay kiss-in (top photo) says “hell no” to bigot chicken @ Chick-fil-A CNN Center downtown, 6:30 p.m. There’s also one at Chick-fil-A Decatur with Gayborhood, 12 noon, and yet another at Chick-fil-A Colony Square, too, 1 p.m.

Atlanta Bucks First Friday bar night brings the gay rugby team (second photo) out to drink and eat some wings @ Heretic, 8 p.m. Stick around for DJ Lydia Prim helming the turntables, 10 p.m.

Women’s Fall Softball Signup registers players for the lesbian Decatur Women’s Sports League and includes a coaches meeting in Little 5 Points @ Savage Pizza, 6:30 p.m.

The Boys Room is the Friday party place for East Atlanta men to get down with DJ Headmaster Ritual @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Dance Fever: Pure Heat Edition (third photo) with DJs M and Twee start your women’s weekend right @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Leo Bash 2012 roars for all the LGBT and gay-adjacent zodiac lions and friends to celebrate August birthdays with a dance party @ Jungle, 10 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball League Fundraiser. The gay Agression team raises funds for its Gay Softball World Series trip with Jell-O shooters @ The Hideaway, 10 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 4
East Side Pride Groovy Beach Party (fourth photo) celebrates being LGBT and living east of town with a lakeside cookout @ Kenilworth Circle Lake in Stone Mountain, 3 p.m.

MEGA Family Project Pool Party gathers the gay-led families with kids of this statewide gay group @ 3 p.m. MEGA Family needs your help to stay afloat.

Get ‘Em Wet Luau brings on the food, music, boys in grass skirts and splashy, soaky carnival games with AID Atlanta’s gay African-American male outreach program @ The Evolution Project, 6 p.m.

DJ Rapko & Court of Kings Cabaret welcomes back the popular lesbian DJ and local drag kings @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Early Country & Late Night Dance Party puts the scoot in your boots, 8 p.m., then DJ Mike Pope (fifth photo) puts the sass in your ass, 12 midnight.

Dance Party & Mary-oke begins with DJ Something Else moving your feet to the beat, then heads directly into gay Atlanta’s most popular, most unpredictable karaoke night overseen by the irascible CJ @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

DJ Vicki Powell rocks the socks off the men and boys—and the loyal lesbians who’ll follow her anywhere @ Cockpit, 10 p.m.

DJ Tracy Young (sixth photo) spins her signature sensational sounds so all the boys and girls can dance the night away @ Jungle, 10 p.m. Read and listen to our Madonna-fied preview.


Sunday, Aug. 5
Wet Silent Sundays let you laze away the day poolside with the gay and gay-adjacent showing off their swimwear with $25 food and beverage purchase, towel and cocktail service and more @ Wet/W Hotel Midtown, 12 noon - 7 p.m.

Hotlanta Softball League Beer Bust (bottom photo) offers you $10 all-you-can-drink beer to help send the Assault team to the Gay Softball World Series @ FROGS, 3 p.m.

Atlanta Cotillion Drinks with Ginny mixes and mingles with specialty cocktails to help Cotillion Deb Scott Tucker (aka “Ginny V.”) raise money toward his quest for the crown given for the biggest donation benefiting AID Atlanta @ Gilbert’s, 4 p.m.

The Armorettes Show serves up the troupe’s weekly camp drag fundraising performance with a full slate of cast members and special guests @ Burkhart’s, 8 p.m. And you heard right: The Armorettes are among this year’s Atlanta Pride Parade Grand Marshals.