This year promises to be a blowout with an exciting entertainment line-up that includes Trina, Tamar Braxton. The host hotel, The Georgian Terrace, serves as the epicenter for lodging, convention, and general Atlanta information needs. Attendees can visit the vendor marketplace, pick up pride materials and connect at the historic Atlanta hotel during the five-day celebration.
Atlanta has become known as a travel destination for many black gay Americans, who feel it is one of the few places in the south where they can feel safe and free. But for those who actually call it home, Atlanta can be difficult to navigate. Racism, sexism and homophobia are rife.
This year's event takes place from October Over the years, some have considered the yearly event to be a predominantly white celebration. Part of this perception is a result of there being two prides in the city: the Atlanta Pride Festival and Atlanta Black Gay Pride, which takes place during Labor Day weekend.
It is held in Atlanta each year at the end of August and beginning of September week of Labor Day holiday. January's Martin Luther King Jr. During this unofficial pride weekend, there are several special black gay events and celebrations for locals and visitors.
The annual Atlanta Black Pride celebration now attracts gay people of color from every part of the nation, as well as from countries abroad. Atlanta has one of the largest Black populations in the country and has become a welcoming, melting pot of diverse communities. As we have continued to evolve, ITLA has also been able to provide year-round programs and events that promote community leadership, education, healthy living, self-empowerment, economic growth, and political involvement.
There have been various organizations and movements that have come up that support the LGBTQ community over the years. Besides from that, there are various governments that have also passed legislation for the gay community which gives them the freedom not only to marry but live a normal life like any other citizen. While more countries are yet to make such strides, there are organization and movements that lobby for the rights of gay people across the world.
Experience why overpeople choose to make Atlanta a priority Labor Day Weekend. Attend Seminars, workshops,Hot topic Brunches, Luncheons and dinners focus on education, fun and unity. FREE to all who attend.
Our operations include the annual Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade in October as well as 60 other educational, social, and historical programs each year and community reinvestment initiatives. Now, take a moment to get to know them. In order to keep Atlanta Pride events free to the public, individual donations are vital.