Thousands of people took part in the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for AID Atlanta and 10 other local non-profits battling HIV.
The day included a 5K run, opening ceremonies, the AIDS Walk and a post-walk concert. Panels from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt were displayed in the meadow at the Piedmont Park event.
An online tally on Monday showed that the walk has raised about $480,000 of its $750,000 goal. The fundraiser will go on through Nov. 30.
The top fundraising teams were Positive Impact Health Centers ($32,000), AID Atlanta ($25,000) and Jerusalem House ($25,000). The top fundraising individuals were Edie Cheezburger ($14,000), Christopher Evans ($11,000) and Joel Black ($6,000).
Erick White placed first in the 5K run with a time of 17:40, at least the fourth consecutive year he’s won the race. White also won the 28th Annual Atlanta Pride Run & Walk in June.
Alison Smith was the overall female winner with a time of 19:40. View the full race results.
Photos by Russ Youngblood
Fifteen queens came for it, but only one went home with the crown at the New Faces All Stars contest at Friends on Sunday. READ MORE »
It’s been a year since Atlanta lost popular Cheshire Bridge club Jungle, so the crowds came out Saturday night to Heretic to relive the magic. READ MORE »
State Sen. Nikema Williams and several LGBTQ activists were among 15 people arrested during a demonstration at the State Capitol on Tuesday. READ MORE »
The good news for us here at Q is that our work is never done. Real Atlantans inspire every issue, from the serious business of LGBTQ rights to the importance of letting your hair down. READ MORE »
The Southern Softpaw League celebrated the end of its 10th season on Saturday with a spread of food, drinks and awards. READ MORE »