Atlanta Pride announces Official Kickoff Party

The Atlanta Pride Committee has just announced its Official Kickoff Party. The 2018 event will be held at the Georgia Aquarium on October 12, a Friday. The soiree marks the starting point for the Southeast R...
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[Video] Bravo’s ‘Tabatha Takes Over’ makes over Atlanta salon and gay manager gets, uh, schooled

Tabatha Coffey is known for her no-nonsense approach to business especially when it comes to making over a salon that is simply going down the drain along with color and clippings.

In the March 20 episode of Bravo's hit show "Tabatha Takes Over," the dominatrix of deep-conditioning  visits Sweetgrass Salon located in the hippy neighborhood of Little Five Points.

The episode prominently features openly gay manager Brian Baj, who Tabatha doesn't take kindly to, including calling him a "shit stirrer" and "annoying." He says she is a real bitch. She says he has a lot of aggression. He stresses she is a real bitch. She calls him a "fuckweed." (The F-word is bleeped, but we can read lips.)

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Rupaul’s Drag U prof Jujubee to perform at official Atlanta Pride kickoff party

DJ Corey Craig

Just as Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Week is set to begin this weekend, the Pride Committee announces that the official kick off party for Atlanta Pride in October will once again be held at the Georgia Aquarium.

The party is set for Friday, Oct. 7, and includes entertainment from renowned DJ Corey Craig and Jujubee, who came to fame as the quirky and fierce finalist of Season 2 of Rupaul’s Drag Race as well as a professor on Rupaul’s Drag U. Also spinning at the party will be local favorite DJay McCracken.

The party kicks off the largest Pride fest in the Southeast held Oct. 8-9 in Piedmont Park to coincide with National Coming Out Day.

“Georgia Aquarium is thrilled to host the annual Official Kickoff Party for Atlanta Pride again in 2011,” said Will Ramsey, vice president of Group Sales, in a statement.

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Atlanta Pride photo galleries

We snapped more than 2,000 pictures during the Atlanta Pride festival and its many affiliated events. Our photographers were in the park, in the bars and along Peachtree and 10th streets during the parade. Check out our galleries below.

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Party under the sea

Official Atlanta Pride opening event takes place at Georgia Aquarium with DJ Martin Fry