LGBT Non­profit

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At­lanta home­less LGBT youth or­ga­ni­za­tion Lost-n-Found Youth ran away with this year’s race for best LGBT non­profit. The group has con­tin­ued to cap­ture the state (and the na­tion’s at­ten­tion) and is look­ing for­ward to open­ing up a new, larger shel­ter in Mid­town to ad­dress the prob­lem of LGBT youth home­less­ness.

The Counter Nar­ra­tive Pro­ject (www. the­coun­ternar­ra­tive.org) took sec­ond place while Latino LinQ (www.lati­no­linq.wee­bly. com) placed third.

HIV/AIDS Non­profit

At­lanta has one of the high­est rates of new HIV/AIDS in­fec­tions and AID At­lanta (www.ai­dat­lanta.org) con­tin­ues the on­go­ing fight. The group named long­time em­ployee Ni­cole Roebuck as ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor in April and their an­nual AIDS Walk At­lanta & 5K Run is al­ways a huge draw for the city’s LGBT com­mu­nity and al­lies.

Pos­i­tive Im­pact Health Cen­ters (www.pos­i­tiveim­pacthealth­cen­ters.org) placed sec­ond this year and Liv­ing Room (www.liv­in­groomatl.org) is third.

July 22, 2016

Clock­wise from top left: The East Point Pos­sums show beat out some tough com­pe­ti­tion to take first place in the LGBT Char­ity Ben­e­fit cat­e­gory again. An­gels Among Us Pet Res­cue has all kinds of events through­out the At­lanta area and North Ge­or­gia to raise money to save pets, in­clud­ing pet adop­tions and the an­nual Pet Pa­rade. The Pet Set of­fers groom­ing, day­care and a lux­ury board­ing fa­cil­ity for your lit­tle furry one at two At­lanta lo­ca­tions. (Cour­tesy photos)

LGBT Event

At­lanta Pride is back on top of this cat­e­gory again after com­ing in sec­ond to Out On Film last year. The an­nual event at­tracts hun­dreds of thou­sands of lo­cals and vis­i­tors from around the coun­try ev­ery Oc­to­ber, high­lighted by Sun­day af­ter­noon’s Pride March through down­town and Mid­town At­lanta.

Com­ing in sec­ond was Out On Film (www.ou­t­on­film.org) and round­ing out the list in third was More­house Pride Week (www.facebook.com/more­hous­esafes­pace).

Sports Team/League

rugby team the At­lanta Bucks (www.at­lantabuck­srugby.org) have been bat­tling it out on the pitch since 2003 and they’re not stop­ping any­time soon. Plus the com­mu­nity loves their var­i­ous fundrais­ers put on around town through­out the year, es­pe­cially the an­nual Pur­ple Dress Run.

The Decatur Women’s Sports League (www.de­catur­wom­enss­ports.com) placed sec­ond this year, while the At­lanta Team Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion (www.atta.org) takes home the bronze.

LGBT Char­ity Ben­e­fit

ev­ery sum­mer? Nothing if you ask Ge­or­gia Voice’s read­ers. The East Point Pos­sums show beat out some tough com­pe­ti­tion to take first place in this cat­e­gory again. The event, put on in part­ner­ship with At­lanta Pride, raised funds for Lost-n-Found Youth this year.

The an­nual pool party fundraiser Join­ing Hearts (www.join­ing­hearts.org) placed sec­ond this year and the hol­i­day shindig The Toy Party (www.forthekid.org) landed in third.

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