ATLANTA PRIDE ANNOUNCES INFORMATION ABOUT LGBTQ EQUALITY EVENT

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. “

Event Details:

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.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2014 FESTIVAL

Atlanta Pride is happy to announce that applications are now open for the Market and Parade for the 44th annual Atlanta Pride Festival, which will be held on October 11-12, 2014, in Piedmont Park. Online applications are also open for entertainers who want to be considered for performances at the festival. All of these applications can be found on the Forms page of the Atlanta Pride website.

Please note that due to permit concerns, the Atlanta Pride Parade will be shortened this year, so please register early for the parade in order to ensure your organization or business makes it into the lineup. The Parade always sells out and will fill up even earlier this year, so you don’t want to be left out of the excitement and fun.

Food vendor applications should be available by March 1, 2014, on the same page.

 


Winners announced for 2013 Atlanta Pride Parade

The Atlanta Pride Committee announced the winners of the parade entry competition on Sunday, October 13, just before the Starlight Cabaret. The winners in the commercial and nonprofit categories are listed below. Thank you to all who entered the parade, the largest in Atlanta Pride history and one of the biggest parades in the City of Atlanta!

NONPROFIT

1st Place – Atlanta Freedom Band

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2nd Place – Latin Gay Community

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COMMERCIAL

1st Place – Chipotle

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2nd Place – Swinging Richards

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Congratulations to our winners!



OFFICIAL ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP FOR 2013 ATLANTA PRIDE WEEKEND ANNOUNCED

Atlanta, Georgia. – Today the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced the Official Entertainment Lineup for the 2013 Pride Festival Weekend. Along with the parade, marketplace and a full weekend of festivities, the festival will once again feature 2 stages of entertainment.

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the announcement, “I am excited for the variety these artists will bring to our festival. We have acts ranging from country to dance, hip-hop to rock, and everything in between. In addition to the different types of music, I am thrilled about the artists themselves. We have some old favorites, some up-and-coming talent, and some Atlanta natives to shine onstage.”

Cooke, continued, “While some of these acts have performed in Atlanta many times, a few will be making their Atlanta debut on our stage. It is exciting to think that Atlanta Pride is helping to introduce talented artists to not only the LGBTQ and allied community who will be at our festival, but we’re introducing them to our city as well.”

Below is a list of the complete 2013 Atlanta Pride Entertainment line-up.  Please note that all talent and times are subject to change without notice.

2013 Entertainment Schedule:

Bud LightBud Light Stage

Saturday

  • JustUsATL Youth Block
  • Brian Sharp
  • Ricky Simone
  • Liquid
  • Holly Elle
  • Kick the Robot
  • Monica Mason
  • DJ Ree de la Vega

Sunday:

  • Yoeshi Roberts & Acoustic Encouragement
  • Unbreakable Bloodline
  • Neil Cribbs

Coca-ColaCoca-Cola Stage

Saturday:

  • Maria Gabriella Band
  • Jen Foster
  • Steve Grand
  • Symphony Crack Orchestra
  • A Great Big World
  • Debby Holiday
  • Bonnie McKee
  • Taylor Dayne

Sunday:

  • The Michel Jon’s Band
  • Aiden
  • Sonia Leigh
  • Starlight Cabaret

 

For information about Atlanta Pride, please visit:  www.atlantapride.org.

2013 Atlanta Pride Sponsors:  Rainbow:  The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Bud Light, Smirnoff, Cox Enterprises, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment; Diamond:  David Atlanta, Grady Health System; Platinum:  The Georgia Aquarium, The Georgia Voice, Wolfgang Puck Catering, MailChimp, Chevrolet, PNC Bank, MINI; Gold:  Gayborhood.  Silver:  W Atlanta Midtown, Project Q Atlanta, InterContinental Hotels Group, Celebrity Cruises; Bronze:  Frito Lay, Geico, Fenuxe Magazine

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.

Media Contact:
Q&A Events
Sheila Merritt
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404.762.5665 x302