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Augusta Pride 2018: June 21-24

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Pride 2818 Kickoff

Friday, November 24 at Edge Nightclub

Join us as we kick off the 2018 Pride season at the CSRA Leather Bears Bag-A-Bear Auction! We'll reveal the new theme and have gear on hand to purchase, along with the bachelors and silent auction items.

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The app is a joint devolpment of Augusta Pride and Pride Labs.

Beats on Broad Orange Party 2017
Costumes by Vintage Ooollee, video by Terry Loskoski

Augusta Pride Parade 2017
Video by Alan Turner-Braden

THANK YOU for sponsoriong, volunteering, marching, and attending the 8th Annual Augusta Pride Celebration!

Lonzo Smith

Love Will Change the World

Augusta Pride is the celebration of life, human rights and ultimately the right to love whoever we want. It's about spreading hope that not only are things getting better but things will continue to improve because we won't forget the battles, the lives lost and the pain suffered by those who came before us. Augusta this is your 8th annual festival and I look at how your activism has allowed so many to embrace an authentic life, Your festival is a reminder of what’s been done and a push to keep working toward full equality. Pride matters take pride in our community, take pride in your activism, take pride in your family, take pride in our relationships and take pride in ourselves as individuals.

I want to take this time to thank you for your support to help make your Pride festival a success. And I charge each of you with this tasking to remember our named forbearers and unnamed giants on whose shoulders we stand; together we can all move forward to help insure even more success in the coming years. I encourage everyone that wants to be involved to get involved! Speak up and become part of the solutions to insure your Augusta Pride has a place in the CSRA for years to come.

Lonzo W. Smith II
President Augusta Pride

James MintzWe’ve come a long way from 50 years ago, when one could be arrested for going to a gay bar. Augusta Pride has also come a long way since I attended the first Festival eight years ago. I’ve cheered on its growth and was energized to join the committee four years ago to keep the festival growing. While the LGBT movement has had many successes in recent years, there are still issues our community needs to address. Workplace and housing discrimination, transgender rights, and adoption rights are just a few battles to be won, while new achievements could slip away with the stroke of a pen or new Court appointment. When you stand up together to be counted, your voices can’t be ignored. The first Stonewall anniversary was about visibility and showing the world that we are your neighbors, your friends, your coworkers, and your family members. I hope to see you this weekend!

James Mintz
Vice President Augusta Pride

History of the Rainbow Flag
Remembering Gilbert Baker

Stonewall Veterans Talk About the Night That Changed The World

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Friends of Pride


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Richard Justice & Terence Leegan


Jeff Pullium & Roy Lewis
Robert Swingle
Ann Willbrand & Pat Woody
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