File photo by Rob Boeger

Atlanta Pride Committee Announces 2023 Grand Marshals – Including Georgia Voice!

The Atlanta Pride Committee has announced this year’s Grand Marshals for the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade on October 14 to 15, 2023, in Piedmont Park. A beloved part of every Atlanta Pride, the Grand Marshals were selected from more than 50 nominations submitted by the community. With the theme of this year’s Atlanta Pride Festival, Show Up & Show Out, APC invites the entire community to show up for each other and to show out with acts of joy and justice for LGBTQ people in Atlanta and across the South.

“This year’s Grand Marshals are a diverse and powerful representation of metro Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ community,” said APC Executive Director Chris McCain. “From politics to media, community services and entertainment, our Grand Marshals are well-deserving, and we can’t wait to watch them Show Out in this year’s parade.”

The 2023 Atlanta Pride Grand Marshals are as follows:


All-1- FAMily, Inc. provides mental and/or behavioral health services to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, gender non-conforming and queer individuals.

Danielle Bonanno

Danielle Bonanno is the Executive Director of Inclusive Recovery Athens, a recovery community organization based in Athens, Georgia.

Aubri Escalera 

Aubri Escalera is a Mexican Trans Latina raised in the South East of the United States of America. Aubri is a Legislative Aide and LGBTQIA+ Liaison for the office of State Rep. Park Cannon.

Jim Farmer 

Jim Farmer has served as the festival director of Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQIA+ film festival, for the last 15 years.

Georgia Voice 

We are overjoyed and honroed to be named one of this year’s Grand Marshals! Georgia Voice was founded by Chris Cash, Laura Douglas-Brown, and Tim Boyd and currently consists of publisher and managing partner Tim Boyd, editor Katie Burkholder, art director Rob Boeger, and sales team Dixon Taylor, Jim Brams, and Russ Bowen-Youngblood.

Sergio Mendez

Sergio Mendez is the community investment manager and member of the advocacy team for the Latino Community Fund Georgia.

Jon Santos 

Jon Santos is Part-Native Hawaiian, born and raised on O’ahu, Hawai’i, and has been in HIV/AIDS fundraising and events in Atlanta for 26-years.

Jennifer Slipakoff

Jen is a member of the Human Rights Campaign National Board of Governors, recently served as co-chair for HRC’s Atlanta Steering committee and currently leads HRC’s volunteers in political action work in Georgia.

Voices of Note Inc. 

Voices of Note, Inc. (The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Atlanta Women’s Chorus) passionately advocate for diversity, acceptance, and positive change through its organization.

Toni-Michelle Williams 

Toni-Michelle Williams is an auto-theorist, performance artist, embodied leadership/somatics coach and executive director of Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SNAPCO).

You can read the full bios of this year’s Grand Marshals here.