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49th Annual
Pride Festival
October 11-13, 2019

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The main purpose of the Atlanta Pride Committee, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to advance unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and 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.

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We envision a world where persons with widely diverse gender and sexual identities are united, visible, and equal.

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The mission of the Atlanta Pride Committee is to advance unity, visibility, and wellness among persons with widely diverse gender and sexual identities through cultural, social, political, and educational programs and activities.

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We value social justice, culture, self-esteem, history, health and wellness.

How to Get Involved

There’s a way for everyone to get involved with Atlanta Pride! Whether it’s your time or money, year-round or at the annual festival, we welcome and appreciate your support.

Bylaws of the Atlanta Pride Committee

Read Our Committee Bylaws

Organizational F.A.Q.

Atlanta Pride began in June as a commemoration of the Stonewall Uprisings. Several years ago, Atlanta Pride moved from its traditional date due to park and drought regulations in Atlanta. We have since established our home as the country’s largest National Coming Out Day observance, and we also produce a full month of Stonewall Month events in June.

Entertainment applications open in the spring each year, and all are welcome to apply. Volunteers and staff choose some entertainers from those who have submitted applications. The Entertainment Committee also seeks out diverse local, regional, and national artists who are a good fit for the Festival. Artists are chosen based on appeal, logistics, and to present a diverse slate of entertainment on our stages.

Grand Marshal nominations are open to all members of the community each spring. Atlanta Pride members select Grand Marshals from the nominations submitted each year.

Atlanta Pride programs primarily serve the greater Atlanta area, but we also support regional organizations through information sharing, mentoring developing prides, and through our community reinvestment fund.

We’d love to have you volunteer or join! Atlanta Pride accepts volunteers for one time or on-going positions. Click Here to Learn More.

Supporting other community organizations is at the heart of the Atlanta Pride Committee’s work. Since 2005, APC has reinvested more than $175,000 in other worthwhile causes through profit sharing from in park donation and grantmaking from our Community Outreach fund.

Atlanta Pride Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Sean Cox – Chair

  • Kevin Calhoun – Vice Chair

  • Gabrielle Claiborne – Secretary

  • Justin Gavette-Boring – Treasurer

  • Anna Benbrook

  • Trisha Clymore

  • Glen Paul Freedman

  • Ryan Roche

  • Traci Romero

  • Michael Barber

  • Will Bryant

Committee

  • Accessibility Services – James VanHooser

  • Backstage Security – Vonda Bentley-Brummett, Mina Brummett, Kim Montgomery

  • Creative and Graphics – Aaron DeWall, Delane McKinley

  • Cultural Exhibit – Nabil Mousa

  • Entertainment – Chris Ruiz, Lauren Vidure

  • Events – Jeffrey Lofgreen,  Sebastian Nix, Rosalyn Jordan, Tea Hayes, Lauren Virdure, Harrison Thornhill, Adam Turem, Brittany Wesson

  • Festival Donations – Chris Quackenbush, Paul Gibson

  • Festival Services – Brandon Bush

  • History and Legacy – Stan Fong

  • Hospitality – Brian Boring-Gavette, Harrison Thornhill

  • Logistics and Operations – Andrew Dugger, Matt Boddie, Joshua Dodd

  • Market – Lee Armstrong, Al Shaffer

  • Parade – Tim Garrett

  • VIP Host – Jamie Vosmeier

  • Volunteers – Justin Gavette, Elaine Marie Serrano

Staff

  • Jamie Green-Fergerson – Executive Director

  • Kim Sorrells – Programs and Partnerships Manager

  • Taylor Trimble – Outreach and Events Specialist

Friends of Pride

Atlanta Pride’s sponsors cover only about 50% of the costs associated with producing our annual programs. In order to keep Atlanta Pride events free to the public, individual donations are vital. FRIENDS OF PRIDE is a year-round giving campaign for the Atlanta Pride Committee. Your donation to this annual fund will be tax deductible as allowed by law. Monthly giving options are available, and Atlanta Pride is eligible for many employer matching funds as a 501c3 non-profit organization.

DONATE ONLINE

1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30307

E-mail us at
[email protected]

Call us at
(404) 382-7588