While many cities in the U.S. hold concerts, parades, parties and more celebrations in honor of LGBT Pride Month in June, others, like Atlanta, have their big events in October.
October is another significant month for the community. In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations designated the month LGBT History Month. And Oct. 11 is known as National Coming Out Day.
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Atlanta's 50th Annual Pride Festival is scheduled for Oct. 9-11 at Piedmont Park.
According to atlantapride.org, the park is where activists in 1970 handed out educational literature on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
In 1971, the Georgia Gay Liberation Front held its first gay pride march from Peachtree Street to Piedmont Park.
More about Atlanta Pride at atlantapride.org.