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.
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)
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).
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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