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Sat Oct 12, 2019, 06:57 PM

To counter anti-LGBTQ protesters at Atlanta Pride, an artist created giant, sound-muffling panels.

To counter anti-LGBTQ protesters at Atlanta Pride, an artist created giant, sound-muffling panels. He calls them 'hate shields'


Anyone who's attended a Pride parade knows anti-LGBTQ protesters often also attend the events.

Atlanta, which is holding pride events this weekend, is no different, according to 33-year-old artist Matthew Terrell.

He's been attending Atlanta Pride for a decade. For the past few years, he's watched as protesters show up, "yelling slurs" and other messages with loud megaphones, he told CNN.

Some attendees tried to block out the protesters, like The Pansy Patrol -- a local group that will hold up cutouts of giant flowers to shut out the protesters. Others try to yell over their megaphones, Terrell said.

Read more: https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/world_nation/to-counter-anti-lgbtq-protesters-at-atlanta-pride-an-artist/article_3dd5e455-e982-5d51-b78b-d2395f654e40.html

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