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The GPS Experience, an Upscale Mixed-Use Development Facility with you in mind!
LGBT Event Venue in Atlanta, GA
Grand Prize Singles Experience, LLC is a mixed-use facility and event venue for filmmakers and the LGBT community based in Atlanta, GA. Known as the GPS Experience, movie directors, producers and actors alike can have a single experience in filming different scenes for their project. The facility also serves as a safe space for members of the LGBT community to meet, date, dine and wed! Read further and find what we offer!
Have you ever wanted to walk “The Red Carpet”? The GPS Experience will make it happen for you! From the entrance to the elevator lobby to our spectacular outdoor/indoor atrium, ‘The Red Carpet” has been rolled out, announcing your arrival!
Our guests who are attending “Couples Dinner & Show” and those who come to check us out are welcome to trendy shops. We invite you to partake of our Grand Prize Bakery, Florist, Wedding Planning Boutique, and Gift Shop!
Once our shops are up and running smoothly, we have plans to open a men & women spas. Also, there are plans to have a nail shop for women and a Barber and nail shop exclusively for men.
For some white LGBT, a question continuously comes up, why does it have to be two Gay Prides (Stonewall origin and Black Pride). The main response they received is, because Gay Pride is not inclusive. Although, they can point to having people of color within their organizations, and boards and events, the fact remains, a few spots here and there the leopard still is describe as being one color with black spots.
Racism still exist throughout America, why should the LGBT community be different. Yes, it should be, however, it’s not. In a powerful spoken word, Uwazi Isikhumba Ya Zamani, gives shade on Gay Pride, provoking thoughts on how the LGBT community continues to have a long way to come. Check out his performance at a recent Pride event! Uwazi Isikhumba Ya Zamani (pronunciation; OO-wah-zee YA-zah-MAH-nee) is a Dance Instructor at Southwest Schools (Public Charter School) In Houston Texas.
2018 Atlanta Black Gay Pride Signature Events
InTheLifeAtlanta (ITLA), the official host sponsor of Atlanta Black Gay Pride for over 22 years, is in the process of rolling out their events. Visitors and guests might have some confusion with the various events going on with other groups sponsoring events.
Here’s what you need to know. ITLA has six signatures events, popular events that have been around for years, highlighting the talents in the LGBTQIA Community.
Atlanta Black Gay Pride Film Festival – Veteran and upcoming film makers will be presenting their works through narratives, short films, videos, documentaries and web series. Storylines will be centered around LGBTQIA experiences. Some of these artists will have copies of their work for sale, please support them!
Sounds Greek to Me; ITLA does it Again, teaming up with Real Bois Talk, Inc!
For many decades, the heterosexual Greek College community said there are no homosexuals in their community, especially, in Black Greek fraternities and sororities. Although, they knew, and LGBT knew because they were in these organizations or had intimate relationships with members in “the Life”.
In 2012, there was a well publicize wedding between two men in the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, Twitter went crazy upon seeing the video! Three years later, in 2015, same-sex marriage became the law of the land.
In another celebration, In the Life Atlanta (ITLA), the official Sponsor of the 2018 Atlanta Black Gay Pride presents, LGBT Greek Weekend featuring its 1st Annual Greeks in the Park, a Greek Expo and you can have Greeks on the campus without there legendary Greek Stepshow!
ITLA Film Festival Unveils Surprises!
In the Life Atlanta (ITLA) presents over 20 domestic and international films at its 10th Annual Atlanta Black Gay Pride Film Festival! The festival will be featuring documentaries, film shorts, animation, web-series, and music videos from all parts of the U.S and foreign countries. Internationally, films are being presented by film makers from South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Sri Lanke, United Kingdom, Spain, and India.
Just so you know, when soliciting for films, ITLA requested all works be of interest to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Intersex, Transgenders and related to gender or sexuality issues. And, most importantly, a film must feature a LGBTQ as a main character(s).
ITLA also required all films be directed, produced, or written by a person of African descent who identifies as LGBTQ and/or feature a topic culturally relevant to the Black LGBT community. The Atlanta Black Gay Pride Film Festival has truly framed its celebration of our gifted and talented film makers to focus on “People of Color” in the LGBTQ community.
The official sponsor Atlanta Black Gay Pride, ITLA will feature a synopsis of each film in their Pride Brochure. However, you may get a sense of the films by some of the titles. Below is a list of the exciting lineup of following films being presented.
Films: My Price, Birds of Paradise, Idea of Me, Single Men Problems, Nereida, Refugees Under the Rainbow, That’s Me on the Right, Shattering Her Illusions, The Queen, Non-fiction: The Web Series, All The Way, The After Party – Salmon Raw (Pilot), Sincerely, The Black Kids, Congo Cabaret, Romance is Dean, The Breeding, Penis Envy, Asio, The Invincible Osiris Jackson, Between the Shades
Grand Prize Meet & Greets
Atlanta (also known as ATL) has a huge LGBT community. ATL is often recognized by many people throughout the country as the “Black Mecca”, mainly for its local government of Black leadership, the number of Blacks with high income/social status, favorable minority job/career opportunities and African-American culture. LGBT flock here month after month, year after year, whether it’s visiting a friend(s), vacationing, conferences or attending Black Gay Pride Labor Day weekend or Gay Pride in October, they like it enough to go back home, pack their bags and move here, with or without a job! Either as a high priority or a hope, many come to find love.