The Welcoming Committee is a movement of LGBTQ people who want to experience the whole world, and not just gay bars, in outrageous comfort.

How do we it? Easy. First, we build a huge community of LGBTQ folks. Then we bring hundreds of our members to concerts, theaters, sports games, nightclubs, and travel destinations.

Join the movement to find out where we're headed next. And if you want to spearhead the movement and help make Atlanta an even more awesome place to be LGBTQ, apply to join the Corps!

TWC's takeovers happen all over the city:

We're not just in bars - takeovers in Boston, Philadelphia, and DC have included professional sports, comedy shows, concerts, rock climbing, and even the opera. Become a member to find out what could be in store for Atlanta.


Spring Break puerto rico
March 25-29, 2015

Let's cut to the chase. We're taking over an entire island. Puerto Rico is known for colorful tree frogs and rum, so naturally there's no place we'd rather be for the first beach days of the year. Tickets on sale now.


weeknight GET-TOGETHER
april 1, 2015 | 7PM

We're throwing down the welcome mat for new members at a little weeknight get-together. Join us for drinks and delightful banter. Meet our volunteers and hear what TWC is all about. Venue TBA.


april 3, 2015 | 9PM

On the first Friday of each month, join hundreds of gays as we descend on a straight bar and make it ours for the night. Want to be a part of it? Join the movement here to find out where we're going. As always, venue is announced the day before.


TWC GIves Back Takeover
Feb. 6, 2015 | 9PM

This month's First Friday Takeover is a party for a cause. Our monthly LGBTQ bar invasion will happen with help from the Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. Proceeds will benefit Lost-N-Found Youth. You will benefit from a fab night out. Everyone wins. More info here.

Hot Chocolate 5K Takeover
Jan. 25, 2015 | 7:00AM

The only thing worth running for is chocolate. At least on a Sunday morning with a bunch of LGBTQs. Throw on your short shorts and come gallop/sashay 3.1 miles with us towards some melty goodness.

The Nutcracker TAKEOVER
DEC. 11, 2014 | 7:30PM

It's time to make the Yuletide gay. We're taking over the Atlanta Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker at the Fox Theater Join us and it (or at least the intermission) into a gay bar, with tickets 22% off.

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Have you own idea of places that need to be more LGBTQ-friendly (or just a lot more fun)? Let us know: