Gay garden party trades backpacks for brunch

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With a second-year take on its 9-year-old event, Backpack in the Park is more brunch than carnival these days. But the gay leadership and support, as well as the namesake backpacks, are still a big gay draw.

The event from gay group For the Kid in All of Us left behind it original Field Day-style games last year. A garden brunch returned on Sunday in the swanky tented surrounds of Cator Woolford Gardens. All you had to do to get in and enjoy the food, music, silent auction and open bar was donate a backpack brimming with school supplies for Georgia’s kids in need.

All that was left to do was pick out a fab garden party outfit to beat the heat and admire the growing pile of loot for the cause. Final tallies of backpacks and funds for more are still being counted as of Monday.

Photos by Sher Pruitt

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