Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride, billed as the largest celebration of its kind in the world, gets underway Wednesday evening on...
Labor Day weekend brings tens of thousands to Atlanta for what is billed as the world’s largest Black Gay Pride. This year’s festivities will have added impact, as the nonprofit In the Life Atlanta celebrates 15 years of bringing cultural and educational events to the massive celebration.
In the Life Atlanta formed in 1996 to create a community component to Black Gay Pride, which began as an informal network of house parties, nightlife and other gatherings. This year, ITLA’s packed schedule of events focuses on the theme “A Crystal Ball” to mark the organization’s crystal anniversary.
“The overarching theme for our anniversary this year is ‘In the present, learning from the past to shape the future.’ We chose the crystal ball because it’s been 15 years; 15 is the crystal year,” explained ITLA President Raymond Duke.
Atlanta earns its reputation as a black gay mecca year-round, but the city really pulls out all the stops over Labor Day Weekend for what is billed as the world’s largest Black Gay Pride celebration.
The celebration will draw tens of thousands to Atlanta for a long weekend of community empowerment and, yes, plenty of partying.
The non-profit In the Life Atlanta formed in 1996 to bring a cultural and educational component to Black Gay Pride, which began as an informal network of house parties, nightlife and other gatherings.