Pride festival attracts supporters, no protests – By David Quick

In just one year since the first Charleston Pride Festival, leaders in the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community say that momentum for change and acceptance is building in the Lowcountry.

The three-day celebration, sponsored by Absolut Vodka, concluded Saturday in North Charleston with a Pride Parade and Rally in the morning, a festival at Riverfront Park in the afternoon and the “Absolutly Born This Way” after party at 10 Storehouse Row in the evening.