Is Atlanta the New Mecca For the Black LGBTQ Community?

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Is Atlanta the New mecca for Black LGBTQ Community

Atlanta’s second annual Black Pride Reception was another success in prep for Atlanta Black Pride Weekend. The Black Pride Reception raised over $30,000 for the Youth Scholarship Program that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has helped instigate. The success of this event gives students graduating from public school the opportunity to advance their education and skill set in a college institution.

And the best part of these scholarships? It will cater to those who identify with the LGTBTQ community to give minority groups equal opportunities.


In the past ten years, events similar to the scholarship program has assisted approximately 875 Atlanta-based students in receiving college scholarships. Gilead Sciences, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and the Coca Cola Company were all contributors to this year’s Black Pride Reception in raising funds for minority groups.

As Atlanta starts generating excitement over this year’s Atlanta Black Pride Weekend, this event shows how Atlanta is separating itself from other LGBTQ communities as a leader in spearheading equality for African Americans who identify as LGBTQ. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ platform for racial and sexual-orientation equality has nicknamed Atlanta the “mecca” for Black members in the LGBTQ community in the South.


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