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Thanks for an amazing 2017 Kickoff!

Thanks to the CSRA Leather Bears (especially Don & Eric), Mel and the staff of Edge Nightclub, the bachelors/bachelorettes, and everyone that came out and donated. Our new theme was revealed: Love Will Change the World, and you helped us raise a lot of money for the festival. Augusta Pride is looking forward to 2017 and we hope you'll join us in June for our eighth festival!

Augusta Pride Parade

Support Augusta Pride 2017 and get the VIP treatment!

VIP Sponsor

It's easy to be a 2017 VIP!

Just become a Monthly Sustainer of $14 or more before the end of October.

  • Click the big orange Donate button at the top of any page.
  • Enter $14 (or more) as the Donation Amount.
  • Check the Make This Recurring box before entering your payment information.

Note: Individual Donors at the Ruby Level or higher are acknowledged on this site. If your planned donation via the Sustainer Program will be at or above the Ruby Level and you wish your donation to remain anonymous, please click the "Instructions (including anonymous gift)" field on the PayPal confirmation screen and enter your request in the text box before final submission.

All donors at the Ruby Level ($500) and above will recieve a donation letter/email for your taxes at the begining of the following year.

A Salute to Our Fearless Leaders!

Takya Browning Collage
Takya Browning, President 2014, 2015 & 2016

At the end of Augusta Pride 2016, Takya Browning stepped down as president after serving three years in the position, but will remain active on the board and committee as Past President. During her tenure, she was able to make a positive impact on the current and future goals of Augusta Pride and the LGBTQA community. The Augusta Pride Committee would like to recognize her as a true hero and leader, while thanking her for her undying commitment, unyielding passion, and countless hours of volunteer service. Browning was able to stabilize the festival into a week-long event, while promoting continued growth in attendance. She began as a volunteer and we thank her for her mentoring, guidance, and patience since the beginning of Augusta Pride. We pledge to be good stewards of your vision. As you know, we can do this, but only together.

Lonzo Smith
2017 President, Lonzo Smith
James Mintz
2017 Vice President, James Mintz
The Augusta Pride Committee is pleased to announce that Lonzo Smith has been elected President and James Mintz has been elected Vice President for Augusta Pride 2017. The Augusta Pride Committee is excited about the organization’s future and appreciates the new President and Vice President’s stability, professionalism, and community involvement in years past. Since 2013, both individuals have served in various leadership roles in Augusta Pride where they have been known for their strategic and proactive vision for the organization. Both are energized to work with the board, supporters, community, and allies to continue growing Augusta Pride for the future.

Augusta Pride

History of the Rainbow Flag

Stonewall Veterans Talk About the Night That Changed The World

Be a Volunteer!


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Pride Festival

Photo - Chris Bannochie

Presidential Proclamation -- LGBT Pride Month, 2016

Augusta Pride Day Proclamation

Augusta Pride Day Proclamation

Mayor Hardie Davis (right) presents Augusta Pride Day proclamation to Augusta Pride 2016 President, Takya Browning.

2016 Grand Marshals

Grand Marshals, Roy Lewis and Jeff Pullium
Roy Lewis & Jeff Pullium
Grand Marshal, Leonard Zimmerman
Leonard Zimmerman

Read about the Grand Marshals in Pride Week

Ms. & Mr. Augusta Pride 2016

Ms. Augusta Pride, Claire Storm
Claire Storm
Mr. Augusta Pride,  Kingston Von Monroe
Kingston Von Monroe

Read about Ms. & Mr. Pride in Pride Week

2016 Sponsors

DIAMOND Sponsors

Augusta Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Club Argos
CSRA Leather Bears
Edge Media Network

SRS Globe

OPAL Sponsors

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
AU Ryan White Outreach
Epic Health
Georgia Equality

Matthew James Duncan Attorney at Law
Vintage Ooollee
X Mart Adult Supercenter


RUBY Sponsors

Adept Imaging
Atlanta Pride
Auben Realty
Fifth Third Bank
Flowers on Broad
Garden City Jazz
Le Chat Noir

Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer
Mitty's Nightlife
SC Equality
Sunglass Hut

EMERALD Sponsors

Friends of Pride


Gabriel Smith & Adam Wadding
David Stepp


Terence Leegan & Richard Justice



Denise Hall & Rita Waller
Jeff Pullium & Roy Lewis
Ann Willbrand & Pat Woody
Dennis Winkle