Supporting other community organizations is at the heart of the Atlanta Pride Committee’s mission. From 2005-2015, APC has reinvested more than $100,000 in other worthwhile causes through profit sharing from in-park donations and grant-making from our Community Outreach Fund. The following list is a sample of organizations funded in the last ten years.
Action Cycling Atlanta
AIDS Survival Project
AIDS Walk Atlanta
Alpha Psi Kappa Fraternity
Atlanta Dance Project
Atlanta Freedom Marching Band
Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus
Atlanta Interfaith AIDS Network
Atlanta Team Tennis Association
Atlanta Women’s Rugby
Beta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk
Center for Pan Asian Community Services
Center For Women @ Emory University
Central Alabama Pride, Inc.
Christ Covenant MCC
Clayton State Gay Straight Alliance
Columbia Theological Seminary
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
East Point Possums
Emory Alumni Association
Equality Foundation of Georgia
Evening for Equality
Family 1st Care
FTM Foundation, LLC.
GA Perimeter College – ITS
GA State Lesbian 8: Gay Law Students Association
Gamma Lite Softball
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
Georgia Association of the Deaf
Georgia Cancer Foundation
Georgia for Obama
GPC Interpreter Training Society
Grady Chorus Boosters
GSU Alliance for Sexual & Gender Diversity
H.E.R.O for Children
Hope Hall Foundation Inc
House of Devereaux
Human Rights Campaign
In the Life Atlanta, Inc.
Kennesaw Pride Alliance
Kennesaw State University Foundation
Lady Pride Basketball Association
Legendary Children Exhibit
Lorde Rustin Breakfast
Lost—n—Found Youth, Inc.
Mary’s Softball Bucket Brigade
National Center for Civil & Human Rights
National Queer Asian Paciﬁc Islanders Alliance
No Greater Joy
Northern Colorado AIDS Project
Northern Georgia Rainbow Coalition
Northwest U.U. Congregation
Out & About Nashville
Panther UL, Inc.
Peachtree Rainbow Deaf Society
Phi Nu Kappa Sorority
Planned Parenthood of Georgia
Positive Impact, Inc.
Pride School Atlanta, Inc.
Rainbow Naturist Brotherhood
Rainbow Recovery Solutions, LLC
Rainbow World Fund
Real Youth, Inc.
Running Lion, Inc.
Savannah Pride, Inc.
Sigma Omega Phi
Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
SNAP 2 IT
South Georgia Pride, Inc.
Stand Up and Represent March
Students for Diversity
Terrell Wilson Foundation
The Armorettes, Inc.
The Ben Marion Institute
The Health Initiative
The Legendary Children
The Rainbow Center
The Rush Center
Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Transgender Individuals Living Their Truth (TILTT), Inc.
Together In Love
Touching Up Our Roots
Transguys Calendar Project
UGA Lambda Alliance
Unitarian Universalist Church of Atlanta
Unitarian Universalist Metro Atlanta North
Wesleyan College GLBAL
Women’s Resource Center
Young Democrats of Atlanta
We would like to invite everyone to join the racial justice solidarity contingent in the Atlanta Pride parade 10/11/15. There will be a trolley and this is open to all groups and individuals who would like to participate.
This group will assemble at the end of B Row. Please share the following information so folks know where to go on the big day. We encourage you to ride Marta, walk, or get dropped off because there is no parking available at the parade assembly area. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
1. Marchers should arrive no later than 12 noon.
2. Make a poster or banner and feel free to hang signs on the trolley as well.
3. Do not throw anything while you are marching. You can hand things out to the crowd.
4. When the parade begins, you must keep your group within 15 feet of the group in front of you. Large gaps between groups slow the parade down and create the potential for safety and crowd issues.
5. The parade ends at the Charles Allen entrance of Piedmont Park. Upon reaching this area, you will be directed by Pride volunteers to a safe disbursement into the park.
• Enter row B by turning right off of Spring St NW onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd.
• Participants line up on Ivan Allen Jr Blvd facing east (towards Peachtree St)
• Do NOT enter off of Peachtree St., Barricades will be in place
• If you are on Peachtree St, travel south down Peachtree and turn right onto Baker St NW
• Turn right onto Ted Turner Dr. (Spring ST). Go past Simpson St, past W. Peachtree Pl, and turn right onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd.
Atlanta, Georgia. – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced the details today for the lineup of their Coca-Cola Main Stage during the 2015 Atlanta Pride Festival.
Festivalgoers will be treated to a high-energy line up that will have the stage pumping with dynamic performances all weekend long! From perennial favorite, the Michel Jons Band, who will liven up the park immediately following the parade on Sunday, to the iconic dance songs of Sister Sledge; and from red-hot R. City- who are sure to perform their monster hit, “Locked Away” (featuring Maroon 5’s Adam Levine) to chart-topping duo, A Great Big World, following their 2014 album, “Is There Anybody Out There?” featuring the power ballad with Christina Aguilera, “Say Something,” to Rachel Platten with her uplifting anthem, “Fight Song;” the 2015 Coca-Cola stage will have everyone dancing and singing along throughout the entire festival weekend!
APC Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson, said of the schedule, “We are proud to offer such an impressive line up for the 2015 Coca-Cola Stage. It is exciting to be able to bring such high quality and diverse entertainment to the festival; and to be able to do so with it being absolutely free to attendees is a great testament to our community and corporate support alike. While many other large Pride celebrations have moved to ticketing portions of their festival, Atlanta Pride is committed to keeping access to the festival and our entertainment free of charge.”
Fergerson added, “Of course we are also excited to continue the tradition of closing out the festival with the beloved Starlight Cabaret. After a weekend of great performances from artists well known and nationally recognized, there’s no better way to top that off than with our local community stepping up with talented and entertaining drag performances!”
The Coca-Cola Stage is located at the top of the Meadow at 10th St. near the Charles Allen Gate in Piedmont Park.
A complete line up of the Coca-Cola Stage is included below. Please note this is subject to change without notice. For detailed show times, download the Atlanta Pride Mobile Application available for iPhone and Android users.
The 2015 line-up for the Bud Light Stage was released earlier this week and can be found online at: www.atlantapride.org
Saturday, October 10 Sunday, October 11
Maria Gabriella Band Michel Jons Band
Wesley Cook DJ Citizen Jane
Gurufish DJ Kermit
Avan Lava Starlight Cabaret
A Great Big World*
**Sponsored by Power 96.1 and Radio 105.7 (iHeartMedia)
Atlanta, Georgia. – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced the details today for the lineup of their Bud Light Stage during the 2015 Atlanta Pride Festival. This year’s line-up on the Bud Light Stage features great local talent, that is full of high energy, activism, and just plain fun! In short, it is an impressive line up that you won’t want to miss!
APC Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson, said, “We open the Bud Light stage on Saturday, with The Hip Hop Activist, Ricky Simone, and close it on Sunday with DJ Robert Ansley. From start to finish, we are offering an entertaining line up that features high quality performances throughout the entire weekend.”
Fergerson continued, “Atlanta Pride has always made room for talented, local artists during our festival. The BudLight stage is a great place to see everyone from up-and-comers, to old favorites and especially those artists who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play to such a large audience. We are thrilled to offer a place for those performers, and we are excited for attendees to be able to experience their talent.”
The Bud Light Stage is located across from the Greystone Pool House in Piedmont Park.
A complete line up of the Bud Light Stage is noted below. Please note this is subject to change without notice. For detailed show times, download the Atlanta Pride Mobile Application available for iPhone and Android users and visit: atlantapride.org for the most up-to-date details on all of our performers. Atlanta Pride will also release additional talent announcements, including the line up for the Coca-Cola Main Stage soon.
Saturday, October 10 Sunday, October 11
12:45-1:15p- Ricky Simone 4:00-6:00p- DJ Robert Ansley
1:45-2:15p- Shantavia Stewart
2:30-3:00p- Pale Clear
3:15-3:40p- French Chevelle
4:00-4:40p- Steff Mahan
6:45-9:00p- DJ Canvas
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About Atlanta Pride:The main purpose of the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC,) a 501 (c) 3 organization, is to promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and queer persons and to promote a positive image in the Atlanta area and throughout the Southeastern United States through community activities and services.
The main mission of the APC is to provide lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender and queer persons with cultural and educational programs and activities which enhance mental and physical health, provide social support, and foster an awareness of the past and present contributions of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and queer persons, through community activities and services, including an annual Pride event.