October is a big month for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Atlanta with both Out on Film and the Atlanta Pride Festival on tap.

Out on Film will run Oct. 1-8 at the Midtown Art Cinema with more than 50 movies screening over eight days. Some of the highlights will be the opening night showing of Fourth Man Out, which follows a blue-collar worker coming out to his friends in a small town; the director’s cut of 54 starring Ryan Phillippe and Mike Meyers in the heyday of Studio 54; Queer Moxie, a documentary about queer performance art; and Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as a lesbian couple fighting for pension benefits. The full line-up of films and tickets are available at outonfilm.org.

The Atlanta Pride Festival is celebrating its 45th year in Piedmont Park. The festival is the largest Pride event in the southeast and the largest event in the country to coincide with National Coming Out Day. Don your rainbows and come out to show your support, enjoy musical performances and DJ mixes, watch the famous parade, and shop in the markets during Pride weekend. Go to atlantapride.org to see the full lineup and calendar of events.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.