Thousands of people flocked to Piedmont Park on Sunday to celebrate Black Gay Pride with an outdoor festival packed with food, entertainment and vendors.
The annual Pure Heat Community Festival delivered big – again – with a day-long effort in the park. The people turned out in rainbows, bare chested and even in heels to show their Pride on Sunday.
Just like they did last year, in 2014, 2013 and the year before that, too.
Pure Heat, Traxx Girls and Vision Community Foundation hosted a welcome reception on Thursday along with days of educational programming at the Center for Civil & Human Rights.
Atlanta Pride was back for a 49th year and the city kickstarted the weekend with a party at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday. READ MORE »
Maite Nazario is queering the Beltline. At just 19 years old, she has already made her mark on Atlanta’s art scene by celebrating queer and trans people of color in the form of a mural. READ MORE »
"We’ve both lashed out unfairly, even cruelly, at each other. We aim to wound instead of heal. When I’m not afraid of my partner flying off the handle, I’m worried I’ve created the same fear." READ MORE »
Hundreds of LGBTQ and allied Atlantans launched Atlanta Pride weekend with a free reception hosted by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. READ MORE »
Everton Blair celebrated National Coming Out Day by announcing that he is gay, making him the first-ever openly LGBTQ member of the Gwinnett County Board of Education. READ MORE »