Local favorites light up the Pride stages

There’s been so much talk about the big names at the top of this year’s Atlanta Pride’s entertainment lineup, like Colbie Caillat, Meghan Trainor, Lea DeLaria and Amber. But there’s an eclectic group of talente...
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Pride Profile: Ricky Simone, a hip hop, lesbian human rights activist with a mission

Ricky Simone is a hip hop, lesbian human rights activist. She performs hip hop music and poetry with thought-provoking content intending to inspire love and the liberation of oppressed communities.

“I grew up in Michigan in a poor family,” Simone says. “I knew I wanted a different life. I felt a rumbling in my soul, wondering why some people have things and others don’t.”