St. Pete's Righteously Outrageous Twirling Core in the Atlanta Pride 2009 parade
|Genre||LGBT pride parade and festival|
|Begins||October near National Coming Out Day|
|Location(s)||Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America|
|Most recent||October 12-13, 2013|
|Organized by||Atlanta Pride Committee|
Atlanta Pride, also colloquially (and formerly) called the Atlanta Gay Pride Festival, is a week-long annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) pride parade held in Atlanta, Georgia (United States). Established in 1971, it is one of the oldest pride parades in the United States. According to the Atlanta Pride Committee as of 2007, attendance was averaging around 200,000. Until 2008, it was held in Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta. In 2008 it was held in the Civic Center, but returned to Piedmont Park in 2009.
Held in October to coincide with "National Coming Out Day," The Atlanta Pride festival is preceded by a variety of events that begin in June to celebrate the Stonewall riots. In addition, Atlanta's Out on Film gay film festival offers a weeklong selection of LGBT films by, for and about the LGBT community. While a separate event, Out on Film runs in conjunction with Atlanta Pride.
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- Atlanta Pride — official website
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