So much vibrance, so much diversity, so much love.
Yesterday, I was able to secure a press pass to photograph the LGBT Pride Parade in New York, freely moving from within the parade instead of being held to the sidelines. I loved every minute of it.
I will have a ton of pictures to share.
I must say what really hearts me are some of the anti-gay statements made about parades here on JUB. I hate that people bash these parades for being loud and flashy, simply because that's what parades usually are--loud and flashy. What I found funny about the parade is that even though every float tends to be highlighted by crazy costumes, drag queens, etc., nearly every single float that passes has all these guys surrounded by men and women in T-shirts and jeans. An easy 90%.
Nearly every single person who comes to this board and bitches about Gay Pride parades have never been to one and simply are no better than our detractors. No, scratch that. They are our detractors.
Yesterday, I saw young, old, all races, masculine, feminine, androgynous, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, so many beautiful people who fit under the queer umbrella.
There were no shortage of gay allies, senators, the governor, the mayor and various mayoral candidates. People for all kinds of nice causes, corporations showing off their rich LGBT staff. It was fun. It was family. It made me unbelievably happy, and it saddens me when folks here (or various other parts of the net) anonymously throw bogus claims they can't back up about how awful Pride parades are.
I can't wait to share my photos with you all.