Category:  Pride

‘Idol’ alum Blake Lewis talks about Pride show

It’s a big year for Blake Lewis. The “American Idol” runner-up released “Heartbreak on Vinyl,” embarked on a tour that includes Atlanta Pride, and put his face on the “No H8” campaign.    READ MORE »

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City offers Pride, events return to Piedmont in ‘10

With just days before the Atlanta Pride Festival marks its return to Piedmont Park thanks to a compromise with the city, parks officials announced that big festivals can return to the park in 2010.    READ MORE »

‘A buck in the bucket’ to keep Pride alive

COMMENTARY: “Tighten your belt” quickly became the official mantra of 2009, and non-profits felt the pinch. Atlanta Pride was no exception, calling for help even as they roll up their own sleeves.    READ MORE »

Pride announces full list of grand marshals

With just three weeks to the Atlanta Pride Festival, organizers on Monday announced a full list of parade honorary grand marshals that includes community activists and entertainers.    READ MORE »

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City Council moves to adjust bar hours for Pride

In a move to curtail violations of the law, City Council President Lisa Borders (photo) led the charge Monday to issue a waiver of Atlanta's usual Sunday bar hours for Atlanta Pride weekend.    READ MORE »

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Pride: Eagle owners added as grand marshals

UPDATED | 5:16 p.m. | Atlanta Pride, criticized over its selection of a police officer as a parade grand marshal, worked to quell the discontent by naming the Eagle's co-owners honorary grand marshals.    READ MORE »

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A rainbow of Pride lead-up parties

Even though it's been a tough year for Atlanta Pride, the group revitalized its community partnerships, resulting in a slew of events leading toward the big gay festival.    READ MORE »

Pride taps pastor, officer as grand marshals

The Atlanta Pride Committee announced Tuesday that gay Rev. Chris Glaser and Atlanta Police Department Officer Dani Lee Harris (photo) are its grand marshals for the Nov. 1 Pride Parade.    READ MORE »

Freedom Bands looks to build roster for Pride

The Atlanta Freedom Bands opens its 16th marching band season on Sunday hoping to add new musicians in advance of the Atlanta Pride Festival.    READ MORE »

Yvette Flunder to keynote Black Pride summit

imageA third-generation preacher who founded a United Church of Christ congregation in San Francisco will keynote the 3rd Annual State of Black Gay America Summit during Black Gay Pride in Atlanta next weekend.

Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, the senior pastor and founder of City of Refuge United Church of Christ, headlines the day-long series of speakers and panel discussions. The summit brings together local and national leaders to discuss critical economic, social and political issues facing gay African-Americans and comes during the six-day pride celebration that draws tens of thousands of people to Atlanta each Labor Day weekend.

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Indie rockers Doubting Thomas to play Pride

imageThe entertainment line-up for the Atlanta Pride Festival in late October continues to take shape, with the latest addition coming from just a few hours north on Interstate 85.

Indy rock group Doubting Thomas is now among the performers for Pride, joining previously announced acts that include Josh Zuckerman, Eric Himan & The Adams, Halcyon and Goddess & She. Festival organizers announced the addition of Doubting Thomas on Monday, though a full schedule of who performs when during the 3-day event is still being pieced together.

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Pride entertainers, events taking shape

imageFrom the staples you expect -- Starlight Cabaret, Commitment Ceremony, parade, Dyke March -- to a few new events, the Atlanta Pride Festival is taking shape.

With 12 weeks before the weekend unfolds, organizers on Friday confirmed that some of the festival's signature events are again in place, while also announcing a handful of entertainers now scheduled to perform. There are also events leading up to Pride, which is set for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

So far, the entertainment lineup for Pride includes Josh Zuckerman (photo), Eric Himan & The Adams, Halcyon and Goddess & She. There's also a YouthPride entertainment block on Nov. 1.

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Atlanta Pride announces opening night event

imageWith the successful Stonewall Week behind them, the Atlanta Pride Committee is shifting its focus to the main event -- Pride set for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Piedmont Park.

Organizers announced early Tuesday that the two-day festival will open with the Official Pride Kickoff Party at the Georgia Aquarium on Oct. 30. The four-hour event includes DJ Martin Fry and special after-hour viewings at the aquarium with the Pride Committee benefiting from a portion of the $20 tickets to the event.

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First-ever Miss Atlanta Pride crowned

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Stonewall: 1 gay thing to do today

imageWednesday features just one event under the official Stonewall Week banner from the Atlanta Pride Committee, but it's an interesting one:

Author Neil White appears at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse to read from and discuss his moving memoir "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts." The work chronicles his years in federal prison.

Keep up with other Stonewall Week events through the Project Q Atlanta community calendar. You can also read more about Stonewall Week.    READ MORE »

Stonewall offers events for nearly every gay

imageLet the games begin!

Well, maybe that's not quite right. How about this: Let the festivities begin!

Stonewall Week -- a collection of about two-dozen events loosely affiliated with the Atlanta Pride Committee and scores of others -- kicked off last weekend and gets into full swing later this week.

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