About 450 people, including this homosexual couple, attended "Gay Day in Rhea," an event held in Dayton, Tenn., May 8 in response to a resolution passed and later rescinded by Rhea County commissioners which offended homosexuals. Photo by Morris Abernathy
DAYTON, Tenn. (BP)--Attendance was far less than expected, but an inaugural "Gay Day" celebration went ahead May 8 in the town that is better known as the site of the historic Scopes Monkey Trial.
An estimated 450 people attended the "Gay Day in Rhea" event in Dayton, Tenn., which was held in reaction to a resolution passed and later rescinded by Rhea County commissioners. Organizers had hoped for more than 3,500 people.
Participants picnicked, played volleyball and listened to speakers encourage political activism. Read More