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Jun 23, 2024 at 1:00 PM
Ansley Mall
1544 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30324

The Atlanta LGBTQ+ Story Tour | PRIDE Edition


June 23rd / June Pride Atlanta History Tour

Incl. $3.87 in fees

Tour leaving from Ansley Mall on Sunday, June 23rd at 1 pm. Look for the big green bus!   
21 or up? Feel free to bring your own beer or wine and let's have a great time talking about our Atlanta LGBTQ+ history.

June 30th / June Pride Atlanta History Tour II

Incl. $3.87 in fees

Tour leaving from Ansley Mall on Sunday, June 30th at 1 pm.  Look for the big green bus

21 and up? Feel free to bring your own beer or wine and let's have a great time talking about Atlanta's LGBTQ+ history.

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General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

Purchases of your BUS PASS are mostly final.
Please consult our Refund Policy for any questions about getting your cash back in case of emergency.

Cancellation Policy

Thanks to the bus, we're rain or shine! 
If there are any other concerns, we'll let you know well ahead of time.

Age Restriction

18 & up are welcome aboard! 21 & up to drink. 
Younger guests may be eligible with a known guardian.

Miscellaneous Policies

BYOB: Beer and wine and your own snacks are welcomed aboard! 
Feel free to bring some for yourself or to share. Coolers will be aboard for your convenience. 
(No hard liquor, please. If Dave is sober enough to remember these stories, we hope we will all be able to recall a few tales ourselves afterward, too.)

Event Summary

THE BUS IS BACK. HAPPY JUNE PRIDE!  Grab your pass quick!
After selling out in 2019, we're finally back on the road and ready to take the show along with us.

Join us for an unforgettable journey through Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ history, hosted by expert historian Dave Hayward (he/him) of the Atlanta LGBTQ+ Story Project and Touching Up Our Roots.  With the help of our pals with the big green bus, the Rockin' Road Trip, we’ll explore key sites that shaped our community's legacy starting from Ansley Mall. See your city in a brand new way!

Dive into history and learn how Ansley Mall Mini Cinema and the 1969 raid on Andy Warhol's "Lonesome Cowboys" sparked the formation of the Georgia Gay Liberation Front. See Smith's Olde Bar, once known as Gene and Gabe's, home to the beloved cabaret performance "Della's Diner." Pay tribute to John Howell at John Howell Park, and explore the former site of Outwrite Books and the legendary Chuck's Rathskellar. Learn about the 2009 Eagle raid that led to significant legal changes and galvanized community activism and much much more as we pass over the iconic rainbow crosswalks and the former locations of key LGBTQ+ businesses. Our final tour stop will be the First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta before making our way back to an Ansley afterparty.

Celebrate and honor the milestones of Atlanta's LGBTQ+ history with us on this engaging and educational tour.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with our past and drive with PRIDE forward into the future!

  • Dates: Sunday, June 23rd 
                Sunday, June 30th - two distinct tours!

  • Host: Dave Hayward (he/him)

  • Ages: 18 and up recommended

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