Atlanta Pride: October
Atlanta Pride, is a week-long annual pride parade held in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the oldest pride parades in the United States, Atlanta Pride started in 1971. Atlanta Pride traces it’s roots back to the summer of 1970, one year after the historic Stonewall Riots in New York. Since that time, Pride has grown both as an event and organization. Highlights from the past decades include incredible speakers, such as Coretta Scott King and Rep. John Lewis, and momentous occasions, such as the repeal of anti-gay sodomy laws. The festival first started to honor a group of dykes, gay men, drag queens, and gender non-conformists who took a stand against police brutality towards the LGBTQ community. Also, the annual event is one of the biggest Pride events in the country. According to the event Committee, as of 2007, attendance averaged around 200,000.
The Atlanta Pride Committee envisions a world where persons with widely diverse gender and sexual identities are united, visible, and equal. Additionally, the Pride Committee wishes to advance unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender and queer persons. They also hope to promote a positive image in the Atlanta area and throughout the Southeastern United States. They want to accomplish this through community activities and services. Furthermore, the Pride Committee aims to advance unity, visibility, and wellness among persons with widely diverse gender and sexual identities through educational programs and activities. As a result, the committee values social justice, culture, self-esteem, history, health and wellness.
Sunday, October 14th, 2018
Sponsored by Delta airlines, the parade will start at the Civic Center MARTA Station and will merge off Ralph McGill onto Peachtree Street to Travel north. It will then turn east on to 10th Street and follow 10th Street to the Charles Allen Gate entrance of Piedmont Park, where the Parade officially ends.
Atlanta Pride Parade
Assembly begins at 9:30 a.m. on the streets near the Civic Center MARTA Station
The Annual Trans March
Saturday,October 13, 1.45pm
Assembly begins at 1:15 p.m. at the Charles Allen Gate
The Annual Dyke March
Saturday, October 13, 6:00 p.m
Assembly begins 5:30 p.m. at the Charles Allen Gate