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ACA at the 2006 Pride Festival
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ACA at the Pride Festival, June 5, 2010
Austin Pride 2010 was perhaps the most ambitious Austin gay and lesbian
community event to date. Events included concerts, fun runs, garage sales,
block parties, pet walks, the Pride Festival, and the Pride Parade. ACA participated
in the Pride Festival, which included booths from over 100 community
organizations, live bands, plays, food, and a number of ancillary events.
The event took place on the lawn adjacent to the Long Center on
Riverside Drive. The weather cooperated and it was cool for most of the
ACA's booth was well staffed with dedicated volunteers. We handed out
the ACA tri-fold, a flier about why ACA cares
about gay rights, non-tracts from FFRF, and stickers of various kinds
including our own "Keep Austin Secular" sticker. We had about 60 people visit
our booth, most of whom were avowed atheists. Hopefully we'll see some
of them at our events.
The Pride Festival is a great opportunity to gain visibility in a
setting where most of the participants are progressive and more likely to
be receptive to our message. Our very presence
sends a message that we exist and that we are happy to come out in support
of others. While the ACA has been active and visible in Austin for fourteen
years, there are still a lot of people who are surprised that we exist.
Community events like this give us a chance to interact with those people
and tell them a little about what we do as a group.
volunteer crew included David Tyler, Shelley Roberts, John Iacoletti,
Cody Casterline, Russell Glasser, Lynnea Dally, Ben Weaver, and David Foster.
Don Baker organized the ACA's participation.
After setup. David, John, Shelly, and Cody are ready for business.
John and Cody talk with a visitor.
Our booth stood out from the crowd. Maybe the closeted atheists will
find us on the Internet.
Our great view of downtown.
Shelley, David, David, Ben, and Cody are ready to talk atheism.