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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Racial Justice Solidarity Contingent

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!

MARCHERS:

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.

LOCATION:

• 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 PRIDE ANNOUNCES 2015 COCA-COLA MAIN STAGE LINE UP

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

R. City*

A Great Big World*

Rachel Platten*

Sister Sledge

**Sponsored by Power 96.1 and Radio 105.7  (iHeartMedia)


Atlanta Pride 2015 Bud Light Stage Lineup Released

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

5:00-5:45p-   JLine

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.


2015 ATLANTA PRIDE PARADE GRAND MARSHALS ANNOUNCED

Atlanta, Georgia. – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Atlanta Parade Grand Marshals have been selected!

 

The Grand Marshals are comprised of individuals and organizations, residing or based in Georgia who are recognized for their outstanding working advancing LGBTQ equality in Atlanta and across Georgia.

 

The 2015 Atlanta Pride Parade Grand Marshals are:

 

  • Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC)
  • Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati
  • Stefani Blackmon
  • Ulester Douglas
  • La Trina P. Jackson
  • Raynae’ Jones
  • Gus Kaufman, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Tracee McDaniel
  • Daniel Ashley Pierce
  • Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN)
  • Charles Henry Stevens
  • Trans* and Friends

 

For more information regarding these individuals and organizations, please click here.

 

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Buck Cooke, said, “The honorees for 2015 represent a wonderful cross-section of the work being done in our LGBTQ community. From Pride organizing to transgender activism, from education to commerce, these individuals are changing the way that LGBTQ Georgians live their lives and experience equality across our state.”

 

APC Incoming Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson, added, “Our grand marshals are individuals and organizations who are working tirelessly – and often thanklessly – to advance social, legal, and economic justice for LGBTQ individuals and allies. Their dedication to service is an inspiration and a call to action for all members of our community to find a way to make a positive change in the world. Atlanta Pride seeks to recognize the Grand Marshals’ contributions and highlight the areas in which we have made progress towards equality as well as those areas in which we are still working towards fairness and equality.”

The APC noted that for the fourth year in a row, nominations were solicited from the community earlier in the year and from that, APC received over 70 nominations, the most ever received in any single year by the organization.

 

Cooke stated, “We are so appreciative of all of the community members who took the time to submit nominations. Our membership carefully considered the field of nominees and it was difficult to narrow the field since so many deserving individuals and organizations were nominated.”

 

Fergerson detailed, “Grand Marshals will be featured in the Atlanta Pride Magazine, have a place of honor in the Atlanta Pride Parade, and have an opportunity to speak from stage during the Atlanta Pride Celebration in October.”

 

Cooke also expressed, “We also are incredibly appreciative of our sponsor, Community Smith, for hosting an invitation-only reception to honor our Grand Marshals in a few weeks. Their love for the community led them to want to host this event and we are so grateful.”

 

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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.