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Atlanta Pride in photos

Commitment Ceremony

2012 Atlanta Pride Commitment Ceremony

The 2012 Atlanta Pride Commitment Ceremony was held at W Midtown's Altitude on Oct. 7. More than a dozen couples expressed their love and commitment to one another in the annual ceremony that featured friends and family of those participating. (Photos by Brent Corcoran / RNZ Photography)

View more photos from this event here.

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[Photos] Indigo Girl Amy Ray rocks hometown crowd at Atlanta Pride

Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls

Hometown favorite Amy Ray, best known as one half of the beloved folk duo Indigo Girls, brought her edgier solo show to the Atlanta Pride stage on Sunday evening.

Backed by the Butchies, Ray rocked through a set that opened with her striking “Rural Faggot” and closed with her mandolin-driven ode to standing up against religious hate, “Let it Ring.”

Ray spoke from the stage about the significance of playing Atlanta Pride and dedicated a song to her partner, Carrie. To hear more from Ray about her experience of coming out personally and in her music career, please read our full interview here.

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[Photos] 2012 Black Gay Pride in pictures

The 2012 Black Gay Pride festival was held in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend and featured dozens of events, from afternoon pool parties to the annual State of Black Gay America Summit. GA Voice was on-hand throughout the weekend and participated in the first-ever Pure Heat Community Festival, held Sunday, Sept. 2 in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.

Pure Heat Community Festival part 1

Pure Heat Community Festival

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[Photos] Black and Blue weekend celebrates kink, fetish

Black and Blue weekend

The annual Southeast Black and Blue weekend is a time for the gay men in the leather community to embrace and celebrate the kink, sex and fetish side of their community. And those competing for Southeast LeatherSIR, Southeast Leatherboy and Mr. Southeast Rubber did not disappoint with fantasy scenes that included BDSM and erotic consensual play.

Winners of the competition held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Atlanta Eagle, were: