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)
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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.
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.
From the annual “Purple Dress Run” to the final night of country / western bar 3 Legged Cowboy, our photographers were on the scene all weekend snapping great shots.
On Saturday, April 30, 2011, the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus performed "Divas 2: Opera Revisited" at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. (Photos by Brent Corcoran / RNZ Photography)
The photography campaign that has spawned nearly 6,000 photos of celebrities and every day people with duct tape across their mouths and “NOH8” painted on their faces began two years ago in an L.A. apartment at about 3 a.m.
Photographer Adam Bouska and his partner, Jeff Parshley, were devastated when California voters approved Prop 8, a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, in the November 2008 election. The two men felt silenced in their home state and wanted to do something to protest Prop 8.
“It was natural we come up with a plan to use photographs … this was on everyone’s mind and we were looking for ways to get involved,” Bouska said in an interview from his L.A. home as he prepares for a Jan. 16 NOH8 photo shoot in Atlanta.
Atlanta's gay bars and nightclubs threw down in a big way on New Year’s Eve. Our photographers were on-hand at several LGBT watering holes and snapped shots of party-goers into the early hours of the New Year.
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