The Atlanta Pride Committee strives to operate with openness and transparency to the communities we serve. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about the operations of the Atlanta Pride Organization. If you don't see an answer to a question you have, click the 'Contact Us' link below and complete the form and a member of our staff or committee will respond to your question as quickly as possible (usually within one business day).

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Why do we do the Atlanta Pride Festival in October instead of June?

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.

How are the entertainers selected for the Atlanta Pride Festival?

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.

How are the Grand Marshal's selected?

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.

What is Atlanta Pride doing to serve outlying areas in Georgia and the greater Southeastern US area?

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.

How can I get involved or help?

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.

What is Community Reinvestment?

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.

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