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Monday, June 26, 2006

Gay Pride Parade


This Sunday was the LGBT Pride March, the 36th annual and still going very strong. It is a great outpouring of support and celebration of the gay community in NYC. It lasts for many hours and goes for miles from the 50s along Fifth Avenue down to Christopher Street (in the West Village), the street most associated with the gay lifestyle in NYC.
The march commemorates the Stonewall Riots in 1969, when gay men resisted arrest for being openly gay in the Stonewall Bar on Christopher Street -- this incident is considered to be the beginning of the gay rights movement in the U.S. In NYC, the gay community is well integrated. This city is very important to those in the rest of the country who are different in any way, because it is a place which accepts anyone who doesn't quite fit into the more conformist or conservative standards that may be prevalent elsewhere...

12 comments:

Nerissa said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun to watch :D

Louise said...

Great photos, was there any link to the coney island festivities?:-)

Edwin Sumun said...

I knew after yesterday's parade this was on the way. i never it the day after.

March on and march Proud! I miss my stilettos!

midnitebara said...

wow, this is one parade I would not miss, though Im sure it wont happen here in AKita. In Manila, I love to watch beauty contests where the contestants are all she-male.

Brian said...

Yes, we have many more photos and this is a great parade aesthetically and in other ways. We have much more on Coney Island too, and will be posting soon with more from the Mermaid Parade. It does seem like the weekend of Parades...
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Brian said...

We just put up a video of the parade - see RED higlighted link in the text portion of the post. We didn't have time to put it together last night.

Lisi said...

I used to watch the one in Vancouver too, but no such thing in HK...

Anne said...

As Midnite said, we have similar parades/beauty contests here in Manila where contestants are gays, it's really fun watching them...and really they all look more woman than I do!! Sheesh!

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