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atlanta pride 2021

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atlanta pride 2021

The Atlanta Date Pride board is inviting people to submit applications to participate in the march and accompanying events in 2020.

Community

Atlanta is well-known for embracing its LGBTQ community and the annual Atlanta Pride Parade and Festival is proof of this. First organized in 1971, two years after the Stonewall Riots in New York, Atlanta Pride welcomes visitors from far-flung places to come join in on the fun. Originally scheduled for the month of June, the date was changed in 2008 to the weekend closest to National Coming Out Day in October, and it has remained an October event ever since.

"Our mission statement speaks to our goal to advance wellness in our community, and we take that commitment seriously," the committee said in a statement. "Many LGBTQ+ individuals live with physical and mental health concerns while often facing barriers accessing care and in finding affirming care in their communities. Although we are saddened by this decision, we are confident that this is the right decision for the health and wellness of the community." (Source: www.cbs46.com)

 

Park

Paid parking is available at the Botanical Gardens/Piedmont Park deck. Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhoods; please be considerate! The start/finish line is located across from the Greystone. Be sure to bring water and wear your favorite Pride gear!

Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want. Please remember to social distance & be safe! (Source: runsignup.com)

Pride

The most sought-after ticket in town, however, is the Kickoff Party. This glam affair is held at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday, October 11, starting at 7pm and lasting into the wee hours. Touted as the city's biggest and best cocktail party, this event is the official opening of the Atlanta Gay Pride weekend festivities which lead up to the iconic parade. There is also an after-party beginning around 3am for those unable to attend the main Kickoff Party, or for those who simply want to keep the party spirit alive a little longer.

Atlanta Gay Pride activities are spread out over most of October: speeches, special events, parties, and workshops are held throughout the month leading up to the big event. During the week before the Atlanta Pride Parade, a Dyke March and a Trans March take place. Piedmont Park is the center of activity for the festival weekend. Music, food, and fun are the order of the day. Polish up that old car and rev your 'cycle for the Pride Car and Motorcycle Show and enjoy the fabulous Marketplace with over 200 vendors expected. Come expecting a fun-filled, active weekend and you won't be disappointed! (Source: www.misterbandb.com)

Although Atlanta Pride has cancelled its Parade and Festival in the Park this year’s Pride Weekend, Georgia Aquarium will still hold the annual Friday evening get-together on October 8 now titled OUT NIGHT 2.0 – Let your Pride GLOW! This is a Georgia Aquarium production and our ticketed capacity for this event is well under the recommendation for group gatherings. Georgia Aquarium has held many events since reopening following COVID closures last year. The health and safety of our guests is paramount, which is why we implemented several health and safety protocols to all of our events on-site. (Source: www.georgiaaquarium.org)

 

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