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15 comments | Sunday, June 24, 2007

Atlanta Pride not to be confused with Atlanta's Black Gay Pride took over the streets of midtown this weekend as thousands of people came out to celebrate their identity and the progress of the LGBT community. This was my first year attending Atlanta's Pride and I must say I was not disappointed. There were hundreds of vendors, great food, entertainment, and no shortage of passerbys that made you look twice.

I hate to sound vain, but we all know one of the highlights of every Pride event is getting to see the hard bodies that people have been working on leading up to the summer, well most of the boys in Atlanta must have traded in their gym membership for all you can eat buffets! But on the flip side I'm sure they had wonderful personalities...lol!

One of the major highlights for me was the commitment ceremony that was held for over 100 couples that wanted to publicly declare their love for each other. I've never been to a gay wedding before so it was a beautiful and touching experience for me. I was able to witness the commitment of Millie and Evette, a black lesbian couple who's energy and love for each other just seemed to bounce around the room. As always I had my camera with me and was able to capture their I do's on video to share with all of you.

But it wouldn't be a Pride event without a bunch of angry anti-gay protesters. They were present with their hateful placards and fire and brimstone sermons right at the entrance of the park. I swear I've grown because years ago I would have stood their and gone head to head with them, but this time I just laughed and shook my head at their ignorance. The whole protest was so over the top I couldn't resist videotaping it. Both videos are below for you to view.

I must say Atlantans know how to throw a great party. My first Atlanta Pride was great despite the scorching sun. I'll just consider this a warmup for the real thing over Labor Day.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

trade the gym m embershiops for "all you can eat buffets" ??

darian.. that is hilarious.. u have simply outdone yourself this time


June 25, 2007 10:32 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

It is amazing how clueless people are when attending these pride events. You guys have NO idea what you're really doing...a shame.

June 25, 2007 1:05 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Didn't I see you there?

June 25, 2007 1:59 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

You will see me there when Hell freeze over and turn to glaciers.

June 25, 2007 7:06 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

CAPTAIN your misery is so obvious, i do hope one day you find happiness in your life one day. u say u are a christian but i fail to see Christ in you.

June 25, 2007 10:25 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

(I can't believe I am about to do this...) How should I act? What should I say?

I'm sorry I don't fit your usual schema as what a "Christian" suppose to do. So, tell me what I did wrong.

June 26, 2007 12:04 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

@Captain: What you did wrong was being a jugmental and hypocritical fool! Typical so-called Christian.

If you say you're out of the so-called gay lifestyle, then why do you comment on these things? Why do you keep on peaking into the gay side of things in the world?

One of the problem i have with ex-gays/celibates/or whatever, is they change how the way they identify themselves, and then bash the things they use to do, or secrectly doing!

It's amazing how people like The Captian has spare time to visit gay blogs, and leave negative comments. Don't gays and gay friendly people visits blogs like mine, darian, keith,jasmyne and etc.

And Captian, you don't have to be at a gay pride event, it's obvious what your sexual orientation is!
You'll probably suppress and deny it till the day you die! Just SAD!

June 26, 2007 12:26 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I thought this was a free country, right?

It is amazing how you always pick at me for comming on the site to read and leave thoughtful comments.

However, you and others alike do the same. Look at how the gay community jump in the business affiars of the school superintendent blocking out the picture of the two young teens kissing. Further, gays people get into the church want to dictate to the preacher how he/she should preach. Then you guys move over to the political side and strong arm politicians to support your causes, and then you intervene in death/muder investigations claiming everything a hate crime.

So, please, spare me the unfounded assumptions about me (As you don't know me) and why I visit this site or any other site. How am I hypocritical? I have the choice and liberty to do so, right?

What is wrong coming to watch...

June 26, 2007 1:56 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

@Captain: Yes, this is a free country. Captain i don't pick on you, if it seems i do, then you deserve it! You say your comments are thoughtful? LMAO! Pa-leeze, and you know you enjoy typing your self-loathing bigotry through the computer!

As for the reason we get involved those issues you listed, it's because they affect us, and we know stand up to it!

You say unfounded assumptions about you? Oh really, our word tell alot about ourselves!
Look at all your comments on my site, darian, keith, and jasmyne. Then you'll see your hypocritical!

You say what's wrong with watching?

Nothing, you just love to watch, but suppress it with hateful, adn bigoted comments!

June 26, 2007 6:59 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

You're totally misinformed my little one.

June 26, 2007 8:58 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

@Captain: I am not misinformed, and i am NOT your little one. Captain, admit it you are addicted to gay blogs, especially black ones lol!

Note: If one is truly out of so-called gay-lifestyle through so-called delieverance, cleansed,brainwashing,etc.. You might want to restrict free time from anything gay, including blogs! What's the point if you're supposely "free"[whatever the hell that means]?If not, you mine as well admit being gay, and join the party! LOL!

June 26, 2007 10:32 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

P.S: It's NOT a BIG secret anyway!

June 26, 2007 10:33 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

What do I have to hide.

June 27, 2007 8:30 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Captain, i know im late on this comment but i want u to know
If u don’t know what you are doing wrong than obviously u are not on the right track to being a true Christian as u claim to be. Christians love and accept all people despite there differences, they don't protest or speak against there brothers and sisters, they are the most loving people. To sum it up, they are like Christ. Do you see these characteristics in yourself, or better yet do other people see these Christ in you. Think about that before u answer :)

June 27, 2007 8:13 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Twinston- I did nothing wrong! I simply just gave everyone an opportunity to respond by asking that question, but that doesn't mean their response is correct or will change who I am, what I do, or how I do it.

June 29, 2007 8:17 PM


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