Everyone should experience a gay pride parade in a large city.
This year I went to pride in NYC and was happy to see how many people (and large corperations) came out to support the LGBTQ community.
Everyone was so excited and happy to be there. I went with a friend and we watched the parade for 20 minutes and then decided that we would rather be in it- So we bought some rainbow flags and found a lil section to hop the fence and join in on the action. It was so much fun to be in the parade because the people watching throughout the route was amazing.
A lot of the floats had dancing, loud music
and the vendors were selling anything you can imagine in a rainbow pattern-
(I mean anything...)
It was an extremely colorful day in the usual black or grey wardrobe of NYC.
I thought this girls lipstick was the coolest.
The rally had a lot of history to it as we ended the march in Greenwich Village which in 1969 had become a popular place for gays to get together and was violently raided several times by the police. Tired of the ongoing raids on June 28th 1969 the gay community fought back and chased the police out of the Stonewall Inn. It is considered one of the first events that lead to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States.
|This poor kid will have an epic sunburn.|
It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I am so proud of Edie Windsor and her fight against DOMA. This country still has a long way to go as the list of states banning same sex marriages is long- but I am hopeful to see that change in my life time.
Love is love.