Atlanta BeltLine springs forward into a new phase

One day in 1999, a Georgia Tech student and masters candidate named Ryan Gravel had an idea. The transportation alternatives in Atlanta were severely lacking, so he came up with a plan. A vision for what could ...
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AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K raises more than $1 million

The 23rd annual AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K run on Sunday, Oct. 20, raised more than $1 million, according to a press release from the organization.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the results of this year’s AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run,” said Cathy Woolard, interim executive director of AID Atlanta.

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Atlanta Pride showcases gay car club

It’s an aspect of Atlanta Pride weekend that can fly a little under the radar, but the annual Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday is a chance for area and regional LGBT car lovers to showcase their prized possessions.

John Muller, a longtime Atlanta resident, is the president of Lambda Car Club (LCC) International, which is America's largest car club for gay men and lesbians. LCC Dogwood, based in Atlanta and founded in 1989, is the Southeast chapter, covering Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas. Muller served as the local president before taking over the national post. 

The Atlanta Pride Car and Motorcycle Club show takes place Saturday from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the roadway inside Piedmont Park between 12th Street and the 14th Street gates.

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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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Despite damage to Piedmont Park Atlanta Pride to continue on schedule


A rainy Saturday at this year's Music Midtown turned Piedmont Park's grassy areas into marshes of mud and leaving Atlanta Pride organizers worried if the largest Pride fest in the Southeast would be severely impacted.

Atlanta Parks Commissioner George Dusenbury told the GA Voice Tuesday that despite damage to the park over the weekend, Atlanta Pride will be able to move forward Oct. 12-13 including the use of the meadow where the main stage is located.

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Pride Run steps off from Piedmont Park

Atlanta Pride Run

Now an official part of Atlanta Pride’s Stonewall Month, the Pride Run is gearing up for its 23rd annual event.

A collaboration between Atlanta Pride and Front Runners, Atlanta’s LGBT runners group, the 5K run is set for June 22.

The Pride Run has changed considerably since its early days, most notably in the number of competitors and the course, which has previously been held in areas such as Grant Park and Ansley before finding its current home beginning at Piedmont Park. It’s also a more advanced race than it used to be.

“Over the years, we have worked to enhance the quality of certain elements of the race,” said Front Runners President Bernie Colligan. “We have an electronic timing system this year. The route has also been refined and it’s now a high quality one.”