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Atlanta Pride Announces 2024 Grand Marshals

Atlanta Pride has announced this year’s Grand Marshals, members of the community nominated by their peers for their contributions to bettering the lives of LGBTQ Georgians and for embodying the theme of this year’s festival, United with Pride.

Congratulations to this year’s Grand Marshals:

Amber Moore, Executive Director of Real Bois Talk and Board Member of Atlanta Black Pride

Atlanta Freedom Bands, a non-profit providing positive LGBTQ representation through music

Dr. Elijah Nicholas, author, actor, and trans advocate

Jorge Estevez, anchor of Channel 2 Action News

Lost-n-Found Youth, a non-profit combatting LGBTQ youth homelessness

R. Darlene Hudson, co-founder of Rustin Lorde Breakfast and the Southern Unity Movement

Roger Rutkowski, chair of the LGBTQ Unity Group at Mercedes-Benz HQ

Taylor ALXNDR, drag performer and co-founder of Southern Fried Queer Pride

This announcement comes soon after Atlanta Pride announced that Ava max will headline this year’s festival, held October 12 and 13.Ava Max, known for her empowering anthems and dynamic performances, has taken the world by storm with hits like “Sweet but Psycho,” “Kings & Queens,” and “My Head & My Heart.” Her music, which champions self-expression and individuality, resonates deeply with the LGBTQ community.

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Ava Max to the Atlanta Pride stage,” said Chris McCain, Atlanta Pride’s executive director. “Her music and message align with the spirit of Pride, and we know she will deliver a performance that our community will remember for years to come.”

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