The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday asked the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Business and also the Atlanta Convention and also Visitors Bureau concerning the influence from this weekend break's gay pride event, which coordinators claim is anticipated to draw tens of thousands to the city.
Those service groups' refusal to openly review the Atlanta Pride events dissatisfied Emma Foulkes, head of the Atlanta Gay and also Lesbian Chamber of Business.
Forty-five years after the initial gay satisfaction parade in Atlanta, the event has expanded from what was an extreme objection march to something a lot more traditional, with appearances by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed as well as business sponsorships from Coca-Cola and also Delta.
However it still creates controversy, with some people uneasy with such public fun.
\" I do not believe in celebrating the lifestyle,\" said Tanya Ditty, head of Concerned Ladies of America in Georgia. \"By having a ceremony, you're offering a nod to that way of living.\"