Atlanta, Georgia. – Atlanta Pride announced today an exciting event featuring a moderated discussion about LGBTQ Equality. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 9th at 8:30 a.m., at the W Atlanta Midtown.
Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc., is proud to host speakers from the White House, the Human Rights Campaign, and Georgia Equality, a member of the Equality Federation, to discuss the state of our LGBTQ equality movement at the national and state level. The program will be moderated by Cain Williamson, InterPride Vice President and a member of the Atlanta Pride Board of Directors, and will feature remarks from:
Brad Clark, Human Rights Campaign
Gautam Raghavan, President Obama’s associate director of Public Engagement and White House liaison to the LGBT community
Jeff Graham, Executive Director, Georgia Equality
The event is open to the public and tickets are $50.00 per person and include a southern breakfast (scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, grits, chicken hash, breakfast pastries, yogurt, fresh fruit, and coffee) as well as admission into the seminar.
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.
The event is part of the Northeastern Regional Prides (NERP) and Prides of the Southeast (POSE) Joint Conference being hosted by Atlanta Pride at the W Atlanta Midtown March 6-9. NERP and POSE are two regions of InterPride, the global organization of Pride planners.
Buck Cooke, Executive Director, said of the program, “All of us at Atlanta Pride are extremely excited to bring a conversation of this magnitude to our city, especially given the current possibility of discriminatory legislation in GA and a number of other states. By getting the big picture from The White House and the Human Rights Campaign and then discussing the topic in terms of how LGBTQ equality can play out at the state level, this is a unique opportunity to examine this issue from many sides, both for the visiting Pride organizers and our local community. “
Sunday March 9, 2014
Breakfast Buffet at 8:30 a.m.
Program at 9 a.m.
Great Room II, W Atlanta Midtown
188 14th St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30361
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About Atlanta Pride: The main purpose of the APC 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.