2014 Atlanta Pride Parade Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Atlanta Pride Parade competition!

 

NONPROFIT DIVISION

Honorable Mention – Gay Straight Alliances of Atlanta

3rd Place – Lifeline Animal Project

2nd Place – The Armorettes

1st Place – Latin Gay Community

 

COMMERCIAL DIVISION

3rd Place – Swinging Richards

2nd Place – Power 96.1

1st Place – Cox Enterprises


ATLANTA PRIDE ANNOUNCES INFORMATION ABOUT CULTURAL EXHIBIT

Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Pride announced today that the 2014 Atlanta Pride Cultural Exhibit will be entitled, Deconstructing Binaries:  Art for Social Justice.

 

This component that is a part of the annual Atlanta Pride Festival is now in it’s 8th year.  The presentation is intended to highlight different aspects of the LGBTQ experience through culture, politics and human rights and is sponsored by the Lloyd E. Russell Foundation.

 

Deconstructing Binaries is a community-based public art project that explores and challenges mainstream binary visual representations of gender on public restroom signage. Deconstructing Binaries seeks to explore the social concept of gender and to bring awareness to the multiplicity of gender identities by encouraging businesses and public places to actively support a diversity of gender identities. Inspired by a sign from the Parsons School of Design that reads, “Anyone can use this restroom, regardless of your gender identity or expression,” Deconstructing Binaries promotes a culture of gender inclusivity as a form of social justice for all.

 

Atlanta Pride Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the display, “Each year the Cultural Exhibit highlights important issues in our community. I am delighted Atlanta Pride was invited to join the other sponsor organizations of Deconstructing Binaries to join the project and use the Cultural Exhibit to spark dialogues about gender and how we reinforce an unnecessary and often hurtful binary.”

 

Atlanta Pride Festival Attendees can find the exhibit located on the Bridge across Lake Clara Meer at Piedmont Park throughout the weekend.  The exhibit will be open from 10a-7p on Saturday andSunday.

 

Partner organizations for this project include:  WonderRoot, Georgia Equality, Charis Books and More, TilTT, JustUsATL, Feminist Women’s Health Center and Atlanta Pride.

 

For the most up-to-date information about Atlanta Pride, visit our website or download our Official Mobile Application for Android and iOS users.

 

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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.

 

2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Sponsors:  RAINBOW: Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, David Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, Power 96.1/Rock 105.7; DIAMOND: Georgia Aquarium/Wolfgang Puck Catering, Grady Health System, Smirnoff; PLATINUM: Chevrolet, Gayborhood, Georgia Voice, MailChimp, MINI USA, PNC Bank; GOLD: Fusion Radio, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Keurig/Green Mountain, Motrin, Wells Fargo

 

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2014 ATLANTA PRIDE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

Atlanta, Georgia. – Today the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced the details for the 2014 official Atlanta Pride event schedule, set to take place throughout the weekend of the Atlanta Pride Festival.

 

These events take place outside the festival grounds and during time frames when festival attendees would not have access to Piedmont Park.

 

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the schedule, “While there are many events that occur during the weekend, only the events listed here are official Atlanta Pride events. That means these businesses and organizations have financially supported Atlanta Pride, which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. I am especially grateful for these event partners in helping APC meet our financial goals so that we can continue to give back to the community year-round and host a Pride celebration that remains free for everyone.”

 

Cooke added, “I am also happy that we have these events to add to the schedule for the weekend because they offer more excitement and fun for our festival guests to enjoy!”

 

A list of official events can be found below and includes links for tickets, locations, times and other important information:

 

VIP/Sponsor Party (Purchasing a VIP Festival Pass and attending this event is now the only way to enter the Official Atlanta Pride Kick Off Party)

http://atlantapride.org/event/atlanta-pride-vipsponsor-party/

 

Official Atlanta Pride Kick Off Party – SOLD OUT

http://atlantapride.org/event/official-atlanta-pride-kick-party/

 

Official Atlanta Pride Kick Off After Party

http://atlantapride.org/event/official-atlanta-pride-kick-party-dj-chris-cox/

 

Official Atlanta Pride Women’s Party: Crush

http://atlantapride.org/event/official-atlanta-pride-womens-party-crush/

 

Official Atlanta Pride Brunch: 13th Annual HRC Pride Brunch

http://atlantapride.org/event/official-atlanta-pride-brunch-13th-annual-hrc-pride-brunch/

 

Official Atlanta Pride Closing Party

http://atlantapride.org/event/official-atlanta-pride-closing-party-rosabel/

 

For the most up-to-date schedule visit our website or download our Official Mobile Application for Android and iOS users.

 

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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.

 

2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Sponsors:  RAINBOW: Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, David Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, Power 96.1/Rock 105.7; DIAMOND: Georgia Aquarium/Wolfgang Puck Catering, Grady Health System, Smirnoff; PLATINUM: Chevrolet, Gayborhood, Georgia Voice, MailChimp, MINI USA, PNC Bank; GOLD: Fusion Radio, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Keurig/Green Mountain, Motrin, Wells Fargo

 

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2014 ATLANTA PRIDE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT CEREMONY DETAILS

Atlanta, Georgia. – Today The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced the details for the 2014 Commitment Ceremony, set to take place at the W Atlanta-Midtown hotel on Saturday, Oct 11 from 11a-Noon.

 

This is always a popular program within the Atlanta Pride Festival, and this year is shaping up to be no exception!  The non-denomination ceremony gives couples that wish to do so, the opportunity to pledge their commitment to each other in front of friends and family.

 

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the announcement, “Amid all of the hustle and bustle of the festival weekend, I love that there are couples who choose to exchange vows during Atlanta Pride at our annual Commitment Ceremony. Our host hotel, the W Atlanta Midtown, does an amazing job rolling out a grand welcome for the couples in their gorgeous Altitude ballroom on the 27th floor of the hotel, giving the couples beautiful views of Buckhead, Midtown, and downtown as they say ‘I do.’”

 

Cooke added, “We want to thank the W Atlanta Midtown, Seasons Sensations, Familiar Roots Photography, Burly Bakers, and DJ Pat Scott for sponsoring this event.”

 

To participate, couples need to register via the Atlanta Pride website at: http://atlantapride.org/event/atlanta-pride-commitment-ceremony/before the Oct. 1 deadline.  New this year is that there will be no on-site registration; so registering in advance is key to be able to take part in this moving ceremony.

 

There are 2 registration levels available.  It is $30/couple without a photo package and $90/couple if you wish to add the photo package.

 

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

 

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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.

 

2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Sponsors:  RAINBOW: Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, David Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, Power 96.1/Rock 105.7; DIAMOND: Georgia Aquarium/Wolfgang Puck Catering, Grady Health System, Smirnoff; PLATINUM: Chevrolet, Gayborhood, Georgia Voice, MailChimp, MINI USA, PNC Bank; GOLD: Fusion Radio, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Keurig/Green Mountain, Motrin, Wells Fargo

 

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2014 ATLANTA PRIDE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES COMPLETE TALENT LINE UP

Atlanta, Georgia. – Today the Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced the Official Entertainment Lineup for the 2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Weekend.  Performances will take place on the Coca-Cola Stage and the Bud Light Stage throughout the entire weekend, providing plenty of entertainment along with the parade, marketplace, and a full schedule of activities.

 

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said of the announcement, “We’ve already announced some exciting talent for the festival this year, but we have more tricks up our collective sleeves. The full talent roster includes many Atlanta favorites and tons of local talent on both stages. As always, our Entertainment Committee works hard to find a diverse array of musical styles and genres to ensure that there is something for everyone going on during the Bud Light Stage and Coca-Cola Stage line-ups.”

 

Cooke added, “We received many requests from all over our LGBTQ community last year and this year for more dance music, so we listened. We are bringing DJ Canvas, DJ Ree de la Vega, and DJ Citizen Jane to the festival to give you what you wanted. In addition to DJs spinning at the festival, we’re also happy to have a show from Fabrefaction Theatre and Legendary Children Atlanta included in the schedule.”

 

Below is a list of the complete 2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Entertainment line up.  Please note that all talent and times are subject to change without notice.  For more details, please download the Official Atlanta Pride Mobile App or visit: www.atlantapride.org.

 

2014 Entertainment Schedule:

 

Bud Light Stage

Saturday                                                                                  

 

Febrefaction Theatre

Legendary Children Atlanta

Ricky Simone

Michael Powers

Monica Mason

Wesley Cook

Neil Cribbs

Queer Your Gender Dance Party with DJ Ree de la Vega

 

Sunday

DJ Canvas

 

Coca-Cola Stage

Saturday                                                                                  

Maria Gabriella Band

Cousin Dan

Symphony Crack Orchestra

Gurufish

Kick the Robot

Meghan Trainor, sponsored by Power 96.1

Amber

Headliner- Colbie Caillat, sponsored by Power 96.1

 

Sunday

Michele Jon Band

DJ Citizen Jane

Yacht Rock Review

Lea DeLaria, sponsored by David Atlanta

Starlight Cabaret

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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.

 

2014 Atlanta Pride Festival Sponsors:  RAINBOW: Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, David Atlanta, Delta Air Lines, Power 96.1/Rock 105.7; DIAMOND: Georgia Aquarium/Wolfgang Puck Catering, Grady Health System, Smirnoff; PLATINUM: Chevrolet, Gayborhood, Georgia Voice, MailChimp, MINI USA, PNC Bank; GOLD: Fusion Radio, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Keurig/Green Mountain, Motrin, Wells Fargo

 

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