Since 1992, Atlanta Pride has celebrated individuals and organizations that have impacted Atlanta's LGBTQ+ Community by annually recognizing Grand Marshals nominated by their community. Atlanta Pride encourages you to submit nominees to serve as a Grand Marshal for this year's festival and parade. Serving as a Grand Marshal is an honor, so nominees should demonstrate contributions to bettering the life of the LGBTQ+ Community in Georgia in the past, present, and future.

A few considerations before you begin:

  • You are welcome to submit multiple nominees, but each separate nomination requires a new form to be completed. Only one group or individual is allowed per form.
  • Grand Marshal selections are based on the nominee's merits and not the quantity of nomination forms submitted.
  • Nominees of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions are welcome. Individual nominees must reside in Georgia. Organizational nominees must be based in Georgia. The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) encourages the nomination of individuals or groups with strong ties to our local and state communities. However, national and international work will be considered as a part of the nomination.
  • While it is not required that you personally know the individual you are nominating, we do encourage that you have some personal interaction with the individual/group. Please provide as much contact information as possible for the nominee; if we cannot contact the individual/group, they will not be able to serve as Grand Marshal.
  • Nominees should be aware of the nomination before you submit them for consideration. Not all people are willing to serve as ambassadors in this way, so their approval is requested.
  • Being a Grand Marshal of the Atlanta Pride Parade is an honor. It is meant to recognize individuals and organizations within the LGBTQ+ Community for their contributions, particularly within the state of Georgia. Therefore, APC does not pay appearance fees or financially compensate Grand Marshals for participating.
  • APC does NOT accept nominations of any individuals currently running for a political office as this may give the appearance of an endorsement.
  • A completed Nomination Form must be submitted to nominate an individual or organization as a Grand Marshal of the Atlanta Pride Parade.

    Click here for a listing of Previous Grand Marshals.


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