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Photos: Emory joins Atlanta Pride Parade

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.

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