Diversity and Inclusion
Atlanta is a city where y’all means all and each visitor is welcomed with Southern hospitality. The city is the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the cradle of the civil rights movement. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park explores the life of Dr. King, inspiring residents and visitors to follow in his footsteps. Adorned with personality and pride flags on many businesses and homes, Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods champion the LGBTQ community. Atlanta has year-round LGBTQ programming, and the city’s annual Pride is a week-long celebration in October, the largest in the Southeast. Out Front Theatre Company tells LGBTQ stories through theater and performing arts in Atlanta’s Westside.
- City of Atlanta received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index for 6 consecutive years.
- Atlanta is one of 225 cities for have non-discrimination ordinances, including gender identity and sexual orientation.
- Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms established the city’s first LGBTQ advisory board and full-time LGBTQ affairs coordinator in 2018.
- Out Magazine named Mary’s in East Atlanta Village the “Best Gay Bar.”