A crowd of about 100 people took part in a somber start to Atlanta Pride on Wednesday during an emotional AIDS Vigil in Midtown.
Tucked inside the sanctuary of Saint Mark United Methodist Church along with the participants were panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Panache, the vocal ensemble of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, performed between remarks from longtime AIDS activists, caregivers and officials with HIV service providers.
A handful of members of the Atlanta Sisters (top photo) were also on hand. The group focuses much of its outreach efforts on HIV prevention.