Atlanta Pride

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Atlanta Pride
Atlanta Pride 2009 parade - St. Petes Righteously Outrageous Twirling Core.jpg
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
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Years active 44
Inaugurated 1971
Most recent October 10–12, 2014
Attendance 200,000
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.[1] According to the Atlanta Pride Committee as of 2007, attendance was averaging around 200,000.[2] Until 2008, it was held in Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta. In 2008 large events were banned from Piedmont Park due to drought conditions, so Atlanta Pride was held in the Civic Center. In 2009 it returned to Piedmont Park, but kept the October date due to more favorable autumn weather and the difficulty in performing adequate fundraising in only nine months.[3]

Held in October[4] 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.[5]

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  1. ^ "social sciences - Atlanta". glbtq. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ "History". Atlanta Pride. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  3. ^ Schwartz, Kate (2009-10-14). "Atlanta Gay Pride 2009 moves to Halloween weekend". Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Why is Pride in October?". Atlanta Pride. 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Out on Film, Atlanta, Georgia". Retrieved 2013-10-21. 

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