Mark Your Calendars for Atlanta’s 2018 LGBTQ Parade

join us to celebrate equality and bring visibility to Atlanta’s LGBTQ community

Mark Your Calendars for Atlanta’s 2018 LGBTQ Parade

Mark your calendars and join us to celebrate equality and bring visibility to Atlanta’s LGBTQ community!!! We need YOU (and your friends and family!) to walk in the parade!!! This is a kid-friendly event!

I am so excited that JF&CS once again will be participating in Atlanta’s 2018 Pride Parade on Sunday, Oct 14th! And we want to have a large and vocal group of 'Allies' at the Parade

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This is a relevant example of the agency’s Welcoming Community Initiative which aims to make the agency an unmistakably welcoming and inclusive community agency to everyone in the Atlanta community. (More on the Welcoming Community Initiative soon…)

There will be Atlanta Pride festivities going on all weekend and the parade is downtown on Sunday, Oct. 14th – Please come play in the parade and represent JF&CS! The parade should start at 12pm sharp by the MARTA Civic Center Station, and we usually gather around 11am at the parade line – details TBD. We talk, we dance-walk, we wave…. A LOT of waving, we yell HAPPY PRIDE – what’s not to like??!!

What is the Atlanta Pride Parade Festival?

Hosted by the Atlanta Pride Committee, the Committee’s main mission is to provide lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender and queer persons with cultural and educational programs and activities which enhance mental and physical health, provide social support, and foster an awareness of the past and present contributions of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons, through community activities and services, including an annual Pride event.

We will be representing JF&CS with another local organization, SOJOURN (The Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity). Many other local Jewish groups and organizations will be participating alongside of SOJOURN too. Together, we will be representing Atlanta’s Jewish Community and will march together in support of our family, friends, coworkers, and community members!

If you are interested in joining the parade group, please let me know so that I can keep a running list and keep you in the loop as more info become available. Hoping for a large turn out from our agency! SEE YOU THERE!!!


Parade photo courtesy of thegavoice.com

Written by Ashley Semerenko, Posted in Counseling Services

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Ashley Semerenko

Ashley Semerenko

Ashley joined The Ben Massell Dental Clinic as the Social Services Program Manager in July of 2013.  Prior to that in May 2012, Ashley began working for JF&CS as an intern as part of her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University in Chicago.  During that time she worked with the Tools for Families providing counseling services and with the Tools for Aging programs as a case manager to family caregivers.  Upon completing her MSW, Ashley was offered the position of a case manager with the Caregiver Crisis Support and Care Planning program of the Aviv Older Adult Services and also was able to continue seeing counseling clients with Tools for Families.