This past weekend, Atlanta’s 44th Atlanta Pride Festival coincided with National Coming Out Day. The festivities culminated in a parade on Sunday morning. The sidewalks along the staging area became makeshift dressing rooms where make-up was applied and elaborate costumes donned. Pasties were applied, breast forms were stuffed into bras, wigs were sprayed and finally, high heels slipped on. Participants in the parade included corporations, churches, schools, clubs and various organizations that came together to celebrate and support diversity.