I don’t know what switch got flipped, but I’ve already received three messages this morning related to conspiracies. What I’m about to share isn’t bragging or boasting, it’s an expression of gratitude.
This is the fifth year of the Augusta Pride festival! As we move forward in our community’s fight for equality, I want to take this time to acknowledge the fact that we are celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Augusta is Georgia’s second largest city, and the strength of Augusta Pride and our entire LGBT community has not gone unnoticed. This year, Georgia Equality — our statewide organization that works to advance fairness, safety, and opportunity for LGBT Georgians — named Augusta Pride as the 2014 recipient of its Phillip Rush Community Builder Award.
The final headliner for this summer’s Augusta Pride has officially been confirmed. Taylor Dayne, a singer-songwriter legend will be in Augusta for their fifth Pride celebration.
Identical twin brothers — duo violinists — Stephen and Jeff Neil will be joining the Augusta Pride performance line-up this June.
Fourth-season “RuPaul’s Drag Race” veteran and runner-up Chad Michaels will be making a visit to Augusta during the annual Augusta Pride festival this June.
One of the season four veterans of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will make an Augusta debut during the fifth annual Augusta Pride this June.
Drag performance has played an important role in the LGBT community for decades — with its value of entertainment, dedication and self-expression — and has become more widely known in pop-culture within the last five years, thanks to the reality television show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” that first premiered in 2009.
For the past year and half, the Rev. Lisa Heilig has served as the interim pastor for Metropolitan Community Church of our Redeemer in Augusta. She will soon leave her post.