Atlanta Pride VIP party at the Georgia Aquarium

On Friday, Oct. 8, the Atlanta Pride Committee hosted a VIP reception / party for volunteers, sponsors and organizers of Atlanta Pride’s 40th anniversary. Georgia Rep. John Lewis, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan and many more attended the event. Following the VIP party, the Aquarium was opened to more than 4,000 Atlanta Pride supporters for the official kick-off party. (Photos by Brent Corcoran/RNZ Photography)

Heaven Party at Park Tavern

Atlanta lesbians and friends gathered at Park Tavern on Friday, Oct. 8 for the Heaven Party. Featuring three DJs, an arts market and go-go dancers, Heaven Party was the place to be for Atlanta’s women celebrating Pride. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)

Saturday in Piedmont Park during Atlanta Pride

With no threat of rain, attendees were able to enjoy a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon (Oct. 9) in Piedmont Park for the first full day of Atlanta Pride activities. Families and friends came out in force to celebrate Pride’s 40th anniversary. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)

Atlanta Pride Dyke March

The annual Dyke March always attracts an impressive crowd of lesbians and their supporters. This year, femme women were more heavily represented than in past years. The march took place on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)

Atlanta Pride Trans March

Tristan Skye of TransQueer Nation sponsored Atlanta Pride’s second annual Trans March on Saturday, Oct. 9. About 30 trans men and women and their supporters listened to an essay written by Sabrina Pandora before marching through the park. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)

The GA Voice booth

The GA Voice took pictures throughout the weekend at our booth in the park. We snapped all kinds of pictures of LGBT people and their allies holding blow-ups of our covers and other props. (Photos by GA Voice staff and friends)

Atlanta Pride Commitment Ceremony

The annual Atlanta Pride Commitment Ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 9. Rabbi Joshua Lesser and Pastor Josh Noblitt officiated this year’s non-denominational ceremony, which was attended by dozens of LGBT couples. (Photos by Laura Douglas-Brown)

Atlanta Pride Kickball Tournament

The Atlanta Chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hosted the Atlanta Pride Kickball Tournament Saturday, Oct. 9. (Photos by Laura Douglas-Brown)

Atlanta Pride Parade

On Sunday, Oct. 10, the Atlanta Pride parade made its way through Midtown, Atlanta from the Atlanta Civic Center to the Charles Allen entrance of Piedmont Park. Tens of thousands of spectators came out to watch dozens of organizations march down Peachtree and 10th streets. (Photos by Sher Pruitt, Bo Shell and Brent Corcoran/RNZ Photography)

Starlight Cabaret

Atlanta Pride closed on Sunday, Oct. 10 with the annual Starlight Cabaret, featuring some of Atlanta’s most well-known drag personalities and entertainers. (Photos by Laura Douglas-Brown)

 

Editor’s note: Stay tuned for more event photos and video.

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