April 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., after party at My Sister’s Room at 9 p.m.
April 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; VIP admission: $25 in advance, $40 at the door
Portions of the ticket sales will go to non-profits including For the Kid in All of Us, the Atlanta Opera, the Shirt Off My Back Campaign and OutServe, a national organization for openly gay members of the military, McCreay says.
Expo Inc. is also partnering with Instinct magazine, a national gay men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
“This is like a boat show or a home show, a trade show, where we highlight gay and gay-friendly businesses and organizations,” McCreay says.
The expo is advertised as “Atlanta’s Lifestyle and Entertainment Event” and will include host and performer Barry Brandon.
Expo Inc. is ambitiously expecting a crowd of more than 7,000 over the two-day event. Exhibitors range from Wolf Cuff to Delta Air Lines to insurance companies.
Top photo: Atlanta entertainer Barry Brandon will host and perform at the Atlanta Pride Expo. (Publicity photo)