Gay pride celebration raises awareness about discrimination, bullying

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - The annual gay pride celebration drew a large crowd in Midtown Memphis Saturday.

This is the sixth year the Mid-South Pride organization has hosted the event.

Organizer Michael Morgan said more than ever this year, the event hopes to raise awareness about the dangers of discrimination and bullying.

"We want people to show up, stand up and defend people if you hear them being bullied or chastised or anything like that that's not right," said Morgan.  "If it's not right, say something about it."

The topic is paramount this year in light of a recent rash of gay teens committing suicide after being bullied.

Copyright 2010 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.