HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg Unified Southern Fried Pride - a weekend of events including music, a march and a tea dance - marks the city's first gay pride festival.

City police did not have crowd estimates when The Associated Press asked Sunday.

The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/1LprvMb ) that events kicked off Friday with discussion forums and a wine and cheese tasting at which sexual health information was offered.

Saturday, there were speakers, musical performances and a peaceful march downtown. Sunday's events included a service and a chicken-and-waffle brunch at Joshua Generation Metropolitan Community Church, and an afternoon and early evening tea dance at Brewsky's.