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Atlanta celebrates LGBT Pride at Piedmont Park



Over the years, Atlanta Pride has changed in many ways – leadership, dates – as well as the events surrounding it. Though there are scores of activities leading up to the Southeast’s largest Pride celebration, the weekend itself is still the hotbed of activity.

Buck Cooke, executive director of Atlanta Pride, is hoping for large crowds again this year.

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Atlanta Pride officials issue alert of meningitis outbreak risks among gay men ahead of weekend fest

Atlanta Pride's medical director is issuing an alert to those coming to the fest this weekend of the risks of a meningitis outbreak that has been seen in Los Angeles and New York among gay and bisexual men, especially those who are HIV positive.

And while public health officials in New York recommended men attending Gay Pride in that city in June to receive a meningitis vaccination, Atlanta Pride's medical director is not recommending vaccinations for those attending Atlanta Pride this weekend.

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Sexy gay country crooner and ‘All American Boy’ Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride lineup

"All American Boy" — and sexy hunk to boot — Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride's lineup for the Coca-Cola stage next month.

Grand's YouTube video for his country song "All American Boy," about a gay man who mistakenly believes a straight man is interested in him, became an instant internet sensation  and gay men around the world fell in love with not only his voice but his six-pack abs and other physical features as well.

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Sexy gay country crooner and ‘All American Boy’ Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride lineup

"All American Boy" — and sexy hunk to boot — Steve Grand joins Atlanta Pride's lineup for the Coca-Cola stage next month.

Grand's YouTube video for his country song "All American Boy," about a gay man who mistakenly believes a straight man is interested in him, became an instant internet sensation  and gay men around the world fell in love with not only his voice but his six-pack abs and other physical features as well.

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Taylor Dayne to headline Atlanta Pride

Taylor Dayne

Singer Taylor Dayne, best known for her 1987 hit "Tell It to My Heart," will headline the Saturday lineup at this year's Atlanta Pride festival.

"Taylor Dayne has one of the strongest and most recognizable voices in music and her career spans from the '80s when she was on Top 40 radio through today as a chart-topping dance artist," Buck Cooke, Atlanta Pride's executive director, said today. "We are thrilled to have Taylor perform as our headliner on the Coca-Cola Stage on Saturday, Oct. 12."

Dayne has sold some 75 million albums during her 30-year career. She's currently on tour promoting her latest single, "Floor on Fire."