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|Atlanta Pride announces full schedule|
|by Laura Douglas-Brown|
|September 23, 2010 09:06|
The Atlanta Pride Committee released this morning the full schedule for the Oct. 8-10 festival, with events ranging from the time-honored marketplace, commitment ceremony and Pride parade to new offering like a kickball tournament.
Here is the schedule from Pride:
Friday, Oct. 8
Atlanta Pride VIP Party
Atlanta Pride’s Annual VIP Party features complimentary food and drinks. This event is our premier event for our individual donors and sponsors. For details about on how to receive tickets for the party, please visit our website and click “donate now”. Location and further details will be sent to our ticket holders.
Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party
Start Pride weekend off right and explore the aquarium with special after-hours viewings, cash bars for 21+ and the beats of DJ sensations Martin Fry and Scott Anthony. Go green and party responsibly by carpooling (Parking $10 per car), or with a five-minute taxi ride from Midtown.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $25 at the door.
Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff After Party: Fiesta Pride!
Immediately following the Official Kickoff Party at the Georgia Aquarium, Jungle takes your Pride experience into the early morning hours with DJ Karlitos.
Saturday, October 9th
Pride Kickball Tournament
Join Atlanta’s chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as they take on some of the City’s best sporting teams in a Kickball Challenge! Spectators are encouraged to cheer loudly for their favorite team.
Fun for the whole family! This all-ages event features children’s games and activities. Free water will be provided. Join other LGBTQ parents for a chance to network!
Presented with support from TransQueer Nation
This march celebrates and promotes visibility of the Trans community. The march takes place on the festival grounds and all Trans people and Trans Allies are welcome to participate. We encourage individuals to make and bring signs supportive of Trans issues. Please stay positive in your message.
YouthPride in partnership with Kaiser Permanente invite you to take a break from the party and refresh yourself with some simply healthy living tips. Join us for yoga, step aerobics, and tai chi demonstrations by Kaiser professionals. Plus, don’t miss our healthy cooking demonstrations full of great food to keep you going. Participants are invited to wear their favorite garden party hats.
Atlanta Pride Literary Showcase
Join us for Atlanta Pride’s eighth annual literary showcase. The event highlights the works of local writers and poets. Authors will also be available to sign books during the showcase.
This march is dedicated to the empowerment of the women of Atlanta and beyond. The Dyke March, with its focus on women, unites to create an atmosphere of inclusion and community. The march is open to all women loving women (trans-inclusive) of any race, culture, orientation, ability, health, socioeconomic level, family structure, faith or age! This march is a time to demonstrate our commitment to nurture and build a new tomorrow, united for equality and justice. We call on all women of Atlanta and beyond to join us as we march. We call on all women of Atlanta and beyond to join us as we march.
The Dyke March begins at the Charles Allen Gate of Piedmont Park. It travels west on 10th Street to Peachtree Street, where it turns north. The March continues on Peachtree Street, then turns east onto 14th Street and heads back into the festival. The March ends at the 14th Street Gate of Piedmont Park.
Please be advised that the Atlanta Police Department is responsible for enforcing all applicable state laws and local ordinances during Pride events. Such statutes may include, but are not limited to: public decency, alcohol, controlled substances, public safety and standard vehicle insurance requirements
This non-denominational ceremony gives couples the opportunity to pledge their commitment to each other publicly before friends and family. Couples who wish to register pay a small fee.
Official Atlanta Pride Women’s Party
Curve Magazine and Pandora Events host the hottest women’s party in the South! Join us for the signature Peach Party event! DJs, entertainers, and women from all over the world. $15 advance/$25 door/$60 VIP
Sunday, Oct. 10
The Annual Atlanta Pride Parade
The Annual Atlanta Pride Parade is the largest parade in the City of Atlanta. Join tens of thousands of spectators as we celebrate our pride on the streets of Midtown.
The Parade will step off from the MARTA Civic Center Station. The parade merges off of Ralph McGill onto Peachtree Street and travels north. It then turns east on to 10th Street and follows 10th Street to the Charles Allen Entrance of Piedmont Park, where the Parade officially ends.
Please be advised that the Atlanta Police Department is responsible for enforcing all applicable state laws and local ordinances during Pride events. Such statutes may include, but are not limited to public decency, alcohol, controlled substances, public safety, and standard vehicle insurance requirements.
YouthPride Entertainment Block
The YouthPride Block features the talents of young LGBTQ people ages 13-24 in an array of musical, spoken word, dance, and drag performances. This event is made possible by a partnership with YouthPride, an Atlanta-based advocacy and support group for LGBTQ youth.
The Starlight Cabaret
The best drag entertainment that the city has to offer. The Starlight Cabaret closes out Pride weekend each year and is always a crowd pleaser. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Starlight Cabaret!
Official Atlanta Pride Closing Party
Chris Coleman closes out Pride Weekend with a spectacular party at Opera Night Club. Party features DJ/Producer Manny Lehman and DJ Luis Perez.
In the Park all weekend:
Pride Human Rights Exhibit
This year’s Pride exhibit celebrates 40 years of Atlanta Pride and Atlanta’s LGBT community. The panels highlight important people and events over the last 40 years who have made our community what it is today. In addition to highlighting Atlanta’s LGBT history, we will also be highlighting some of Atlanta’s current LGBT heroes, members of the community whose work, seen and unseen, has helped us progress in our common goal of justice and equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people living in Atlanta.
The Community Health Expo
Located in the BLUE market section, the Community Health Expo gathers community health and service organizations in one central location. Whether you need a hepatitis vaccine, information on preventing breast cancer, an HIV test or general information on staying healthy, these organizations can help.
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