A large contingent from Emory poses and cheers at the Atlanta Pride Parade.
A group of Emory students holds up a large, homemade sign with the word "Emory" on it and a rainbow background.
A group of four stand with their arms around each other in matching Emory LGBTQ pride t-shirts.
A group of four stand stop in the street to pose for a photo while marching in the Atlanta Pride Parade, representing Emory University.
Several from the Emory community march in the parade while holding up homemade signs and wearing matching LGBTQ pride t-shirts.
A crowd from Emory march in the 2017 Atlanta Pride Parade, waving rainbow flags.

Photos: Emory joins Atlanta Pride Parade

Oct. 17, 2017

A large contingent from Emory joined in the Atlanta Pride Parade on Sunday, Oct. 15, taking to the streets of Midtown Atlanta to celebrate the fight for LGBT equality. 

Emory has long been a leader for LGBT rights in the South. Founded in 1991, Emory’s Office of LGBT Life is the 10th oldest LGBT campus office in the nation and supports leadership development and student programming to advance networking, professional development and educational opportunities. 

In 2014, the Atlanta Pride Committee, organizer of the Pride festival, selected Emory's Michael Shutt, now senior director for community in Campus Life, to serve as a parade grand marshal — among the highest honors in the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.