'Pride Was A Step Towards Starting To Live': The Meaning Of LGBTQ Pride In Georgia

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Most American cities celebrate LGBTQ Pride in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. In 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar in New York's Greenwich Village. The raid led to organizing and demonstrations by activists like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

 

Atlanta and Savannah both celebrate pride in October, which is national LGBTQ history month. We spoke with Jamie Fergerson, executive director of the Atlanta Pride Committee, and Dusty Church, festival director for Savannah Pride. They discussed the past, present, and future of pride in Georgia.

 


The Atlanta Pride Festival is happening this weekend, Oct. 12-14. The Savannah Pride Festival takes place from Oct. 25-27.

 

 

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