Positive Impact celebrates 15 years

Add this share

imageDozens of people crowded into an 11th floor event space at Viewpoint on Saturday to celebrate 15 years of service by Positive Impact, which provides mental health services to people affected by HIV.

“Parties with Impact” was a combination of dinner parties across the city earlier in the evening with the larger event at Viewpoint on Peachtree Street, the site of the former Backstreet that is now a 36-story, 385-unit condominium tower, to raise funds for the organization. The event also called attention to the service of Paul Plate, who has served as executive director since its inception in 1993. (Photo left with Michael Baker, Positive Impact’s advancement director.)

The evening also honored several people for their contributions to Positive Impact. Those included Sarah Lopez, who joined the group’s board in 1996, Veronica Motley, a longtime volunteer and employee, Craig Pigg, a volunteer and fundraiser, and Ann Vitale, a volunteer for several years.

View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the event.


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...