ATLANTA PRIDE PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIP MANAGER RESIGNS; SEARCH FOR NEW STAFF MEMBER

Today, The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced that Laura Barton has resigned her position as Programs & Partnership Manager.  A search will begin immediately to fill this role.

Barton, who has been on the job since 2013, stated, “I am excited to move on to an opportunity in the business community to broaden my professional experience.”  She added, “It’s time to venture outside my comfort zone to learn some new knowledge and skills.”

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson, said of the development, “While I am excited for Laura and this new venture, I also know that her Atlanta Pride family will miss her as a part of our team.”

Fergerson added, “We are appreciative of Laura’s contributions over the last four years, especially her work with the most marginalized of our communities, including queer and trans people of color.  Laura did a great job in representing Atlanta Pride’s commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in all that we do.  APC will continue this effort and we are grateful to Laura for her dedication in seeing that we fulfill this important goal.”

Barton’s last day with APC will be May 21.  The search for her replacement will begin immediately.

Regarding the open position, ATL Pride will be looking for an individual experienced in event planning and/or community organizing. The candidate will need to be able to work independently, should be extremely organized and able to work on a variety of projects and tasks simultaneously and should possess an outgoing personality with a passion for social justice and the LGBT community.  A full job description will be available on Wednesday.

Qualified applicants can send their resume and cover letter to:  email hidden; JavaScript is required.  No phone calls or drop ins.

 

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The mission of the APC is to advance unity, visibility, and wellness among persons with widely diverse gender and sexual identities through cultural, social, political, and educational programs and activities. 

Media Contact:

Sheila Merritt

Q&A Events

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More information about the position: Programs and Partnerships Manager posting May 2017


Stride Into Pride at Six Flags Over Georgia Saturday June 24, 2017

Join Atlanta Pride and the LGBTQ community at large for a day of fun in the sun at Six Flags of Over Georgia on Saturday June 24, 2017. Best value includes includes all day admission, all you can eat meal at JB’s Sports bar from 11:30am-1pm, ice-cream social/ dance party with DJ Canvas 5pm-7pm, and free parking for $63.59 tax included. For only $42.39 you can enjoy all day admission, free parking, and ice-cream social/dance party.

How to purchase tickets:

  1. Go to www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia
  2. Use promo code PRIDE in the upper right hand corner
  3. Follow the step by step instructions to purchase your tickets. Then print them at home and take them right to the front gate.

 


Grand Marshal Nominations Open Now!

2017 Atlanta Pride Grand Marshal Nomination Form

To nominate an individual or group to be a Grand Marshal in the 2017 Atlanta Pride Parade, please complete this form.

ALL NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 24, 2017.

You are welcome to submit multiple nominees, but each separate nomination requires a new form to be completed: only one group or individual is allowed per form.

Grand marshal selections are based upon the merits of the nominee and not the quantity of nomination forms submitted.

Nominees do not have to identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. We welcome heterosexual allies as nominees.

Nominees are not required to be political in nature.

Nominees of all gender identities and expressions are welcome.

Individual nominees must reside in Georgia. Organizational nominees must be based in Georgia. The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) encourages the nomination of individuals or groups that have ties to our local and state communities.

While it is not required that you personally know the individual you are nominating, we encourage it. An inability to provide contact information about the nominee may make it difficult for APC to get in touch with the nominee if they are selected to serve.

APC DOES NOT ACCEPT NOMINATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY CAMPAIGNING FOR POLITICAL OFFICE, AS THIS MAY GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF AN ENDORSEMENT.

If a group is nominated and selected as a Grand Marshal, the organization will receive four VIP/Sponsor Party tickets and four VIP Festival Passes and will have the ability to have two members ride in the APC-provided convertible in the Atlanta Pride Parade on October 15, 2017.



Atlanta Pride’s Community Reinvestment

 

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

AID Atlanta

AIDS Survival Project

AIDS Walk Atlanta

Alpha Psi Kappa Fraternity

Alphabet Soup

Aniz, Inc.

Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Prejudice Consortium

Arthritis Foundation

ASCORG Inc.

Atlanta Dance Project

Atlanta Dream

Atlanta Freedom Marching Band

Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus

Atlanta Interfaith AIDS Network

Atlanta OUTworlders

Atlanta Sisters

Atlanta Team Tennis Association

Atlanta Women’s Rugby

Augusta Pride

Beta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.

Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk

BWMT-Atlanta

Cameron Academy

Center for Pan Asian Community Services

Center For Women @ Emory University

Central Alabama Pride, Inc.

Charis Circle

Chase Harrison

Christ Covenant MCC

Clayton State Gay Straight Alliance

Columbia Theological Seminary

Decatur UCC

Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

East Point Possums

Emory Alumni Association

Emory Pride

Equality Foundation of Georgia

Evening for Equality

Family 1st Care

First MCC

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 Equality

Georgia for Obama

Good Mews

GPC Interpreter Training Society

GPC SLIP

Grady Chorus Boosters

GSU Alliance for Sexual & Gender Diversity

GSU OUTlaw

GT Heros

H.E.R.O for Children

HIV/AIDS Panel

Hope Hall Foundation Inc

Hotlanta Adventures

House of Devereaux

Human Rights Campaign

Imago Dei

In the Life Atlanta, Inc.

InterPride

JustUs ATL

Kashi Atlanta

Kennesaw Pride Alliance

Kennesaw State University Foundation

Kirkwood UCC

KSU Summit

Lady Pride Basketball Association

Latino LinO

Legendary Children Exhibit

Lorde Rustin Breakfast

Lost—n—Found Youth, Inc.

Mary’s Softball Bucket Brigade

MondoHomo

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

Onstage Atlanta

Open Hand

OurSong

Out & About Nashville

Outworlders, Inc.

Panther UL, Inc.

PDRS

Peachtree Rainbow Deaf Society

Phi Nu Kappa Sorority

Planned Parenthood of Georgia

Positive Impact, Inc.

Pride School Atlanta, Inc.

Radial Cafe

Rainbow Naturist Brotherhood

Rainbow Recovery Solutions, LLC

Rainbow World Fund

Real Youth, Inc.

Rebecca Jett

Running Lion, Inc.

SAND

Savannah Pride, Inc.

Sigma Omega Phi

Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.

SLC-Atlanta

SNAP 2 IT

SOJOURN

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 Journey

MCC

The Legendary Children

The Melodivas

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

YouthPride

 

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