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LGBT Pride Month: Jon Ossoff will speak at Sunday’s Atlanta Equality March and rally

Though Atlanta’s official pride parade doesn’t happen until October, a local gay bar is making sure LGBT Atlantans and allies have a way to unite in solidarity during LGBT Pride Month in June.

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My Sister’s Room, a lesbian bar in Midtown, will host the  Atlanta Equality March at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Piedmont Park in honor of the national month-long commemoration. A rally will begin at noon and end at 2 p.m. inside Park Tavern, 500 10th St. NE. There are already nearly 2,000 Facebook users interested in attending Sunday’s march.

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Details are limited since MSR just announced the plans to the public Monday evening, but organizers Jen and Jami Maguire plan to announce the event route in the coming days on the Atlanta Equality March Facebook page, said MSR co-owner Jami Maguire.

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“We decided to organize this march so that Atlanta, one of the gayest cities in the country, was represented in this nation wide day of solidarity with the March in Washington,” Maguire said. “We have had a huge, swift response from our community and allies. We look forward to this being a huge win for Atlanta in the fight for equality.”

Within just hours of the announcement, potential attendees flooded the event page with thank yous, love and questions about the particulars of the event, i.e. the route.

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One Facebook user even posted an emotional video noting the significance of why marches take place across the country during Pride Month.

Organizers describe the march as a way for Atlanta to "join in solidarity with other cities across our nation, and the world, to march for LGBTQ rights ... and reflect on the vibrant, organic, grassroots nature of this equality movement.” 

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Attendees are encouraged to bring banners, flags and any other LGBT pride garb for the event. 

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