Year after year, the ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL demonstrates how integral the gay and lesbian community is to Atlanta with a parade, performances and events featuring gay and nongay celebrities and artists alike. The 2007 event, titled "Our Rights, Your Rights, Human Rights," occurs Fri.-Sun., JUNE 22-24, at Piedmont Park and includes a Saturday evening swimwear fashion show hosted by "The Apprentice" reality show star Carey Sherrell; a Sunday afternoon parade; a marketplace with dozens of vendors; and musical performances by folk rockers Morgan Rowe and Antigone Rising, Deborah Gibson, Three 5 Human and more. Free. Fri., 6-11 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue. 404-929-0071. www.atlantapride.org.
In Piedmont Park's pool house, Leslie Jordan, Lady Chablis and Charlie Brown host screenings of Sordid Lives and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil at 6 p.m., and the YouthPride Prom invites those under 24 to get down at 8 p.m.
The solo, transsexual spoken-word artist Athens Boys Choir delivers his nontraditional "performance poetry" at 1:15 p.m.
Swimwear from Blue Motion Squared, "The Apprentice" star Carey Sherrell's clothing line, hits the runway at 6:15 p.m.
The all-female, all-rockin' band Antigone Rising performs at 9:35 p.m.
The Pride Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center MARTA Station and travels down Peachtree and 10th streets and Piedmont Avenue.
Afternoon speakers and performers include Rep. John Lewis at 3 p.m. and singer Levi Kreis at 5:15 p.m.
Eighties teen-pop sensation and nouvelle-gay icon Deborah Gibson performs at 6:10 p.m.
The Starlight Cabaret caps off the weekend at 8:30 p.m.