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Pride in photos

Relive this year's Atlanta Pride festival through our photo galleries

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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] 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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‘Stay Gay, Atlanta’: Graffiti anti-gay or queer positive?

Stay Gay Atlanta photo

What do you think, readers? Homophobic or radical queer cool?

Caroline Smith, a photographer and personal trainer, snapped this photo on Wednesday in Atlanta at the corner of Randolph Street and Irwin Street in the Old Fourth Ward. She said the graffiti appeared Tuesday, which just happened to be the International Day Against Homophobia.

At first, Smith, who is openly gay, says she was excited to see the photo. But then the small word “fags” at the lower right of the tag made her wonder if the person who spray painted, “Stay Gay, Atlanta,” may be being a bit ironic.