With support from the National & Georgia Trusts for Historic Preservation, Mailchimp, and the Department of Community Affairs, Historic Atlanta and the City of Atlanta kicked off an initiative in early 2022 to create an LGBTQ Context Statement, which will identify, document and ultimately lead to preservation of neighborhoods, public spaces and individual buildings associated with Atlanta’s LGTBQ+ community.
New South Associates has been engaged to complete this study, and I had the pleasure of interviewing historians Wes Nimmo and Patrick Sullivan to get a sneak peak of the stories they’ve discovered and documented.
In Part II, we talked about RuPaul, the Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance, the first Pride march and parade, Cheshire Bridge Road, Wes and Patrick’s favorite buildings, the oldest, continually-occupied LGBTQ space in the city, places that existed for minority LGBTQ Atlantans and so much more.
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