“We are excited to announce the 2012 festival dates to allow the entire community ample planning time for this wonderful event here in Atlanta,” said APC Board Chair Glen Paul Freedman. “Piedmont Park is such a beautiful setting, the Atlanta Pride Committee is thrilled to continue our relationship with this convenient and appealing locale.”
Last year’s record crowds had organizers saying it was the best celebration in its 42 year history, including having the largest parade in more than two decades. This year also marks the first year in many where James Parker Sheffield is not at the helm as executive director. Sheffield recently took a job with the Health Initiative and the Atlant Pride Committee board named longtime volunteer to fill in on an interim basis.