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Atlanta Pride is important, show & tell us why

The annual Atlanta Pride Parade kicks off Sunday at 1 p.m. from the MARTA Civic Center Station assembly area on West Peachtree Street.

Atlanta Pride, the biggest LGBT event in the Southeast, is in full swing and the party is on!

Let us see your most colorful pictures from the 42nd Annual Atlanta Pride Festival here. Just click on the "Upload Photos and Video" button above and let all of Midtown see your Pride!

And while you’re at it, tells us why Pride still matters, as Atlanta-based playwrite and author Topher Payne wrote about this week for the GA Voice.

Of course, Sunday brings the annual Atlanta Pride Parade. It kicks off at 1 p.m. from the MARTA Civic Center Station assembly area on West Peachtree Street. It will travel east on Ralph McGill Boulevard, north on Peachtree, east on 10th and terminates at the Charles Allen gate on 10th. The parade lasts approximately three hours and entire streets will be closed during the parade.

Here's a look at this year's parade grand marshals, while the musical acts lined up for Sunday (music begins at 3 p.m.) in Piedmont Park include:

COCA-COLA STAGE:

The Michel Jon’s Band

Leslie Christian

Gurufish

Amy Ray

BUD LIGHT STAGE:

Kyron Leslie

Maria Gabriella Band

Jamie Charoen

Dylan Michael

And for more on where the rest of the parties are this weekend, see here.

CHANEL October 14, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Atlanta Pride is important when it is observed in the summer. Having Gay Pride during the month of October is disrespectful to the Stonewall Riots. Diluting the word "pride".
John Sarine October 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Its also disrespectful to fantasy football and the return of vampire diaries.
Super Thomas Daniel October 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM
I love white pride!

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