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A Salute to Our Fearless Leaders!

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Takya Browning, President 2014, 2015 & 2016

At the end of Augusta Pride 2016, Takya Browning stepped down as president after serving three years in the position, but will remain active on the board and committee as Past President. During her tenure, she was able to make a positive impact on the current and future goals of Augusta Pride and the LGBTQA community. The Augusta Pride Committee would like to recognize her as a true hero and leader, while thanking her for her undying commitment, unyielding passion, and countless hours of volunteer service. Browning was able to stabilize the festival into a week-long event, while promoting continued growth in attendance. She began as a volunteer and we thank her for her mentoring, guidance, and patience since the beginning of Augusta Pride. We pledge to be good stewards of your vision. As you know, we can do this, but only together.

Lonzo Smith
2017 President, Lonzo Smith
James Mintz
2017 Vice President, James Mintz
The Augusta Pride Committee is pleased to announce that Lonzo Smith has been elected President and James Mintz has been elected Vice President for Augusta Pride 2017. The Augusta Pride Committee is excited about the organization’s future and appreciates the new President and Vice President’s stability, professionalism, and community involvement in years past. Since 2013, both individuals have served in various leadership roles in Augusta Pride where they have been known for their strategic and proactive vision for the organization. Both are energized to work with the board, supporters, community, and allies to continue growing Augusta Pride for the future.

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History of the Rainbow Flag

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Just click the big orange DONATE button at the top of any page OR become a sustainer from the Sponsor or VIP page. Make a donation of $125 or more and you get the VIP treatment at Pride 2017.

Note: Individual Donors at the Ruby Level or higher are acknowledged on this site and may be listed in an electronic Pride Guide. If your planned donation via the Sustainer Program will be at or above the Ruby Level and you wish to remain anonymous, please email your request to after setting up your monthly donation.

All donors at the Ruby Level ($500) and above will recieve a donation letter/email for your taxes at the begining of the following year.

Augusta Pride Survey

Please take a moment to complete a brief survey and help us improve your festival for 2017 and beyond.

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Presidential Proclamation -- LGBT Pride Month, 2016

Augusta Pride Day Proclamation

Augusta Pride Day Proclamation

Mayor Hardie Davis (right) presents Augusta Pride Day proclamation to Augusta Pride 2016 President, Takya Browning.

2016 Grand Marshals

Grand Marshals, Roy Lewis and Jeff Pullium
Roy Lewis & Jeff Pullium
Grand Marshal, Leonard Zimmerman
Leonard Zimmerman

Read about the Grand Marshals in Pride Week

Ms. & Mr. Augusta Pride 2016

Ms. Augusta Pride, Claire Storm
Claire Storm
Mr. Augusta Pride,  Kingston Von Monroe
Kingston Von Monroe

Read about Ms. & Mr. Pride in Pride Week

2016 Sponsors

DIAMOND Sponsors

Augusta Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Club Argos
CSRA Leather Bears
Edge Media Network

SRS Globe

OPAL Sponsors

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
AU Ryan White Outreach
Epic Health
Georgia Equality

Matthew James Duncan Attorney at Law
Vintage Ooollee
X Mart Adult Supercenter


RUBY Sponsors

Adept Imaging
Atlanta Pride
Auben Realty
Fifth Third Bank
Flowers on Broad
Garden City Jazz
Le Chat Noir

Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer
Mitty's Nightlife
SC Equality
Sunglass Hut

EMERALD Sponsors

Friends of Pride


Gabriel Smith & Adam Wadding
David Stepp


Terence Leegan & Richard Justice



Denise Hall & Rita Waller
Jeff Pullium & Roy Lewis
Ann Willbrand & Pat Woody
Dennis Winkle