With Hurricane Irma looming, hundreds of people still turned out for the annual Athens PRIDE Festival—the culmination of PRIDE Week—featuring music, speakers, local businesses and political groups, and a drag show. Flagpole photo intern Jessica Silverman documented the scene.
The event also included a tribute to the transgender Americans who have been murdered in the past year, including 17-year-old Ava Le’Ray Barron, an Atlanta trans woman who was shot and killed in Athens in July.
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