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Update: Lesbian victims reportedly started fight during Atlanta Pride

Alleged assault occurred outside the W Atlanta - Midtown during the early morning hours of Oct. 13, 2012

Update: Lesbian victims reportedly started fight during Atlanta Pride

Update - 10/16/12 at 5:30 p.m.:

According to the GA Voice, a Fulton County Sheriff's Department report indicates that it was the alleged victims in the original story who initiated the confrontation outside the W Atlanta - Midtown by calling one of the alleged assailants, a woman, a "stripper."

The report also states the two females, who claimed to be victims of a hate crime, "appeared to be moderately intoxicated" and both women confirmed to authorities that they had been drinking. Read here for more.

UPDATE - 10/15/12 at 5:00 p.m.: An incident report was filed with the Fulton County Sherriff’s Department. That report has not been released but is expected to be later Monday evening or on Tuesday. Check back with Patch for updates.

Original Story - 10/15/12: The 42nd Annual Atlanta Pride Festival is in the books and by the looks of Sunday’s annual Pride Parade, a good time was had by all.

Well, almost everyone as FOX 5 News reports here that a lesbian couple said they were aggressively attacked and pushed to the ground by a pair of men outside the W Atlanta - Midtown hotel over the weekend.

The women tell the news outlet they were disappointed onlookers did not offer assistance during what they described as a hate crime.

How did you feel the Atlanta Pride Festival event went as Midtown and Piedmont Park once again were ground zero for a festival weekend that brought tens of thousands of visitors to the area?

Were party-goers mostly respectful of the neighborhood? Were Midtown residents welcoming to the visitors? Share your thoughts and your weekend Pride pics, too.

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