The Fox Theater was home to the best and brightest in Atlanta's LGBT business community last week during the annual Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Community Awards Dinner. Hundreds of LGBT business leaders...
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The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce announced today its 2012 Community Award nominees and will announce the winners at its special awards dinner on Sept. 14 at the W Atlanta Midtown hotel.
And the nominees are:
Atlanta’s chapter of Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays will host its first-ever “Out with the Stars” awards dinner on Saturday, June 23, to honor educators, students, parents and nonprofits that have advocated acceptance and tolerance for gays and lesbians in Atlanta.
“This event is our chance to say ‘thank you’ to them for all they do,” said Conal Charles, co-president of PFLAG Atlanta.
The gala at Labella at Lambert Place will double as a fundraiser for PFLAG Atlanta, which celebrates its 26th year of service to the community this year. PFLAG Atlanta was founded in 1986 to give parents of LGBT children a network of support.
One weekend during the summer of 1982, Peter Aliberti went to an apartment complex near Monroe Drive and Dutch Valley Road to lounge poolside with a group of friends, and he wound up leaving as part of a group of prophets.
“I’ll never forget that day because it was the day that everything changed,” Aliberti recalled during a recent interview in Midtown. “We were just kids – we were in our late twenties, early thirties. We’d go there every Saturday and Sunday and be silly, lie in the sun, drink cocktails, whatever.”
The typically lighthearted banter between Aliberti and his friends turned frightening on this particular day, as the men shared news they were hearing from friends in New York and San Francisco about gay men in those cities suddenly dying of a mysterious disease.