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AARP teams up with StoryCorps for 'Listening OutLoud: A Celebration of LGBTQ Voices'

To help celebrate Gay Pride weekend, AARP Atlanta and StoryCorps invite you to Listening OutLoud: A Celebration of LGBTQ Voices on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon via Intrado Studios. The StoryCorps OutLoud initiative is dedicated to documenting and preserving stories from the LBGTQ community.

Listening OutLoud will feature voices of hope, resilience, and love from Atlanta and across the country that provide community connection and reflection at a time when we need it more than ever. This virtual event is free, but registration is required. To register, please click here.

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Big Freedia

Next on Saturday’s to-do list is Bingo, Trivia, and Dance Party featuring Sandra Valls! From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom, we’ll have a stand-up performance by none other than comedian Sandra Valls. A multi-hyphenate, Valls is a comic, actor, singer, and writer.  She is an outspoken Latina, best known for her powerful, electric, stand-up comedy performances in Showtime’s “The Latin Divas of Comedy.” We hope you join us for an afternoon full of laughter and excitement. This virtual event is free, but registration is required. To register please click here.

To round out your afternoon, Big Freedia (You already know!) will join us for a live cooking demonstration starting at 3:30 p.m. Born and raised in New Orleans, Big Freedia is known as the cultural ambassador of “Bounce” music, and will entertain you, while giving you a taste of the Big Easy. The cooking demo is free, but registration is required.

To register, please click here. For more information on any of these events, please visit www.aarp.org/atlanta.

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.