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The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) published them 2022 Impact Reportdetailing the highlights and successes of this year’s Pride Festival held in October, Atlanta’s first in-person festival in two years.

This year’s event at Piedmont Park attracted 312 parade participants and 5,700 marchers, 364 vendors and 1,261 VIP ticket sales, according to the report. APC highlights in 2022 included the first American Red Cross blood drive, which produced 35 units of blood; 41 non-festival programs and campaigns in education, advocacy, justice, health, welfare and entertainment; 20+ events held with community partners; and of course Public Reinvestment Fund, APC grant to support Atlanta’s LGBTQ community. This year’s Out on Film grantee visited 15,000 clients and 5,900 community members and 159 organizations were impacted by the Sojourn grantee survey for immigrants in Atlanta.

Along with celebrating this year’s successes, the report also highlights goals for next year, which include improving accessibility; developing direct programs for sexual health and well-being; and advancing commitments to social, political, and racial justice through increased advocacy efforts and direct action.

“The focus will remain on programs that focus on unity, visibility and well-being,” the report said. “As well as our community grants, we will also prioritize health, wellbeing and youth initiatives. Part of this will be accomplished by continuing to build relationships with local college and university campuses, and by exploring partnerships with gay-straight high school and college alliance organizations across the state.”

Accompanying the report is APC Executive Director Jamie Ferguson announced that she will step down from that role in January.

“Besides being a parent, leading this organization has been the greatest honor of my personal and professional life,” she said. “While it is bittersweet to leave an organization to which I have dedicated two decades as a volunteer and then an employee, I am thrilled to watch APC thrive under the leadership of our current staff and volunteers.”

Read the full report here.



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Atlanta Pride 2022 Impact Report Highlights Year’s Successes – Georgia Voice – Gay & LGBT Atlanta News

The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) published them 2022 Impact Reportdetailing the highlights and successes of this year’s Pride Festival held in October, Atlanta’s first in-person festival in two years.

This year’s event at Piedmont Park attracted 312 parade participants and 5,700 marchers, 364 vendors and 1,261 VIP ticket sales, according to the report. APC highlights in 2022 included the first American Red Cross blood drive, which produced 35 units of blood; 41 non-festival programs and campaigns in education, advocacy, justice, health, welfare and entertainment; 20+ events held with community partners; and of course Public Reinvestment Fund, APC grant to support Atlanta’s LGBTQ community. This year’s Out on Film grantee visited 15,000 clients and 5,900 community members and 159 organizations were impacted by the Sojourn grantee survey for immigrants in Atlanta.

Along with celebrating this year’s successes, the report also highlights goals for next year, which include improving accessibility; developing direct programs for sexual health and well-being; and advancing commitments to social, political, and racial justice through increased advocacy efforts and direct action.

“The focus will remain on programs that focus on unity, visibility and well-being,” the report said. “As well as our community grants, we will also prioritize health, wellbeing and youth initiatives. Part of this will be accomplished by continuing to build relationships with local college and university campuses, and by exploring partnerships with gay-straight high school and college alliance organizations across the state.”

Accompanying the report is APC Executive Director Jamie Ferguson announced that she will step down from that role in January.

“Besides being a parent, leading this organization has been the greatest honor of my personal and professional life,” she said. “While it is bittersweet to leave an organization to which I have dedicated two decades as a volunteer and then an employee, I am thrilled to watch APC thrive under the leadership of our current staff and volunteers.”

Read the full report here.



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