[Video] Atlanta Pride recap: bigger than last year, some $30 million to the city

Preliminary estimates are in and this year's Atlanta Pride was one of the biggest, say organizers.

Atlanta Pride Executive Director Buck Cooke was on ATL & Co. on WXIA along with APC Board Chair Glen Paul Freedman and one of the parade's grand marshals, Evelyn Mims, an employee of WXIA and longtime ally, to give a post-Pride recap.

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PETA announces full protest of upcoming Atlanta Pride kickoff party


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals today announced plans to protest Friday's Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party at the Georgia Aquarium over concerns the event is harmful to the animals inside the aquarium.

Dan Matthews, a PETA senior vice president, sent a letter to acting Atlanta Pride Executive Director Buck Cooke, again urging Cooke and the Atlanta Pride Committee to move the annual event to a venue that does not hold animals captive.

Matthews, who is gay, holds no punches in the latest letter to the APC, including accusing Atlanta Pride of misogyny, after Cooke and members of the APC have failed to directly respond to PETA's communications written by women.