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Celebrating Gay Pride throughout Georgia

“Athens Shows Its PRIDE” In it's fourth year, Athens PRIDE is returning with a 7-day festival, running from September 8th-14th, celebrating the LGBTQ community in Athens and surrounding areas. This year's...
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AIDS Memorial Quilt heads to Athens

A portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in the “Classic City” from Feb. 18-20 as part of a commemoration for AIDS Athens’ 25th year of providing HIV / AIDS services.

The three day event will be held at the city's Classic Center and will begin with an opening ceremony Feb. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. Many of the sections on display will have significance to the Athens area.

The quilt is maintained by The Names Project and was first conceived in the mid-1980s by San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones as a way to memorialize a growing number lost to AIDS. Since its inception, more than 40,000 panels have been added to the memorial.

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Boybutante Bingo to raise funds for Athens orgs

Boybutante Bingo

Athens fundraising drag troupe Boybutante AIDS Foundation, Inc. will host a fall bingo night Thursday to raise money for HIV/AIDS causes in northeast Georgia.

The Melting Point will play host and local personality Miss Thing will call the balls with Ms Sophia Lo’Rent. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the games kicking off at 7:30.

Donated prizes from The Last Resort, City Salon and others will be given away to winners.

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New PFLAG chapter hosts inaugural meeting tonight in Athens

PFLAG

Athens is again the home of a local Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) chapter and will host its first meeting tonight at the Aloha Counseling Center in Oakview Square Office Park.

Tonight's meeting is scheduled from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

“The meeting is open to everyone. We want to especially make sure people know they have a resource for supporting their loved ones who are LGBTQ,” the group wrote on its newly created Facebook page.