October 11-13, 2019
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.
We envision a world where persons with widely diverse gender and sexual identities are united, visible, and equal.
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.
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
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
Trisha Clymore – Vice Chair
Gabrielle Claiborne – Secretary
Justin Gavette-Boring – Treasurer
Glen Paul Freedman
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
Jamie Fergerson – Executive Director
Lynn Barfield – Operations Manager
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.
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