Press Release: Announcement of 2019 Grand Marshals

Atlanta, Georgia. – The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Atlanta Parade Grand Marshals have been selected!

The Grand Marshals are comprised of individuals and organizations, residing or based in Georgia who are recognized for their outstanding work advancing LGBTQ equality in the metro Atlanta area and across all of Georgia.

The 2019 Atlanta Pride Parade Grand Marshals (listed alphabetically by first name, below) are:

  • Dr. Annise Mabry
  • Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts
  • Chanel Haley
  • Emily Halden Brown
  • Feroza Syed
  • Rev. Kimberly Jackson
  • Latino LinQ
  • Raksha
  • Royce Mann
  • The Honorable Stacey Abrams, Fmr. GA Democratic Governor nominee
  • Stephanie Cho
  • Thrive SS

(For more information regarding these individuals and organizations, please click here)

Atlanta Pride Committee Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson, said, “Each year, The APC seeks to select Grand Marshals doing great work for our community, as a way for us to honor and show gratitude for the positive difference each individual or organization has, and continues to make for all of us.”

Fergerson continued, “Our organization is proud of our effort and commitment to select Grand Marshals from the wide range of diverse activists and community members among us. It is important to us that our slate of Grand Marshals represent all the varied and beautiful segments of our Queer community and our allies.”

She noted, “I have made this request before, and will do so again this year as I believe it is important. If you know any of this year’s Grand Marshals, please take a moment to congratulate them on their much-deserved recognition. And if you don’t know them, I encourage everyone to take a little time to get to know these honorees and their work. The APC is so proud to be able to bring a small amount of attention to their accomplishments by giving them a place of honor in leading our 2019 Parade.”

About Atlanta Pride:

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

OUR PURPOSE 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.

OUR MISSION 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.

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

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