Around Town @ "Atlanta Black Pride"

From August 29 through September 3, the city celebrates Atlanta Black Pride, known as the largest Black Pride event in the country.

The Atlanta Black Pride celebration, one of the world's largest for the African-American gay community, is coming as Atlanta plays host August 29 - September 3 to it's proud gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered population.

It is an Atlanta event that started out quietly by individuals within the community who wanted to raise up their arms and say, "look at me, I am proud and I am strong!"

Through years of formulation, support and guidance by the ITLA / In the Life Atlanta organization, there is no longer a need as it was in its infancy for private parties or unpublicized social functions taking place over the Labor Day weekend holiday.

It now celebrates its 16th anniversary as a well organized and recognized event where not only is it a celebration of "self," but a learning celebration of building a strong and unified community of African-Americans LGBT people through health education, social media and black film festival entertainment.

Although it's been rumored that there may be somewhat of a divide between Atlanta Black Pride verses the long standing Atlanta Pride Festival held Oct 13-14, it is only rumored. The ITLA has commented that there is no rivalry between both organizations and in fact, learning from the Atlanta Pride Festival will only make Atlanta Black Pride even stronger in it's quest to make Atlanta to be a leader of Black Pride celebrations in the country.

For those that have not seen the lineup for the celebration events (which I have to tell you is HUGE), then get those iPhones and iPads fired up. Show your PRIDE and schedule time for a series of incredible events that will make their mark on the city of Atlanta August 29 - September 3.

For more information, visit www.inthelifeatlanta.com regarding events, accommodations and educational learning.

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Rob Levins September 01, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Coming to you live from the Melia Hotel where the party is crankIng up and the crowd is building up! Black Pride has kicked off a great event so far and the party continues to roll... See you at the Melia .


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