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Monday, June 25, 2007

Pride March

This weekend was one of parades and marches - on Saturday we had the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island and the Dyke March ; on Sunday the 2007 NYC LGBT Pride march. The gay pride march in NYC, produced by Heritage of Pride, is the big kahuna - marchers included mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, one of the nation's most prominent openly gay elected officials. Religious groups led the parade this year with a float from Dignity, a gay Catholic group, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum who heads the world's largest gay synagogue, Reverend Troy Perry of the Metropolitan Community Church and a Buddhist group. A big issue at hand locally and nationally is the issue of gay marriage, so there was cause for marchers to celebrate the recent passing of a bill in the New York State Assembly legalizing same-sex marriage - Govenor Eliot Spitzer supports the bill, although it is unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled state Senate. Tens of thousands attended the march which started at 52nd Street, proceeded down Fifth Avenue turning west along 8th Street, finishing in the West Village. Spectators lined the route. At this point in time, after 38 years, the march has become an institution and in spite of the usual coterie of exhibitionists - dancers in bikini briefs, drag queens, Dykes on Bikes - and their voyeurs, the march is no longer the controversial event it once was ...

9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. That is some set of balloons.

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Emily Lin said...

Nice colors of balloons!! I thought I was looking at a rainbow :p

talj said...

Lovely colourful shot, I am sure you were spoilt for subjects this day! :o)

Dsole said...

very colourful!!
In Madrid we have GayPride next Saturday and i'm sure it will be a great and funny party! i wish I could joy them but I don't know if I'm going to be able... let's see what happens!

Anonymous said...

The best bunch of pics from the parade I have found is on James Alley's web site. www.jamesalley.net (not .com)

Jhon said...

see http://photo2text.com/

PatCH said...

Hey, that's me in the front middle, carrying the balloons! :-)

Steven said...

and that's me next to the guy that's saying, "hey, that's me..." :0

Elliot said...

Looks like a nice, sunny day for a parade.

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