The first ever Athens PRIDE event began as a potluck picnic to bring together members of LGBTQ community in 1998.  Initially hosted by GLOBES (the LGBTQ faculty and staff group at the University of Georgia), the yearly gathering gained momentum and expended to include a weekend of PRIDE events by 2011.

Now, in the seventh year of our annual gathering, our PRIDE Week provides social, outreach and education opportunities for the LGBTQ and ally communities.  

Our PRIDE Week promotes self-affirmation, increases visibility, and builds community among LGBTQ individuals and allies in the greater Athens, GA area.

Throughout the year, we host events and fundraisers to promote support and education outreach to and about the LGBTQ community.  

Lastly, we support the efforts of other organizations aligned with equality and diversity by providing funds, promotion, and volunteers for their efforts.


Our Mission

Athens PRIDE exists to promote community, fellowship, and support around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues in the greater Athens, GA area.  This purpose is furthered through advocacy, outreach, education, communication, and event sponsorship.


Athens PRIDE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization solely comprised of volunteers and our outreach is entirely funded by your generous donations.