2013 Gay Pride Parade in Augusta, GA.

2013 Gay Pride Parade in Augusta, GA. / Flickr

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.

 "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott speaks with organizers from Atlanta and Savannah Pride.

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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