Jul. 1st, 2004
NY Pride Photos  


One of the things that really stood out at NY Pride was the energy and the diversity of the group. It seems our local prides have been seperated into "Pride" then black pride, latino pride, etc. I'm not sure if NY has those as well, but I can say everyone seemed fairly well represented at the parade, and it made for an effin great time. Unfortunately I wasn't able to sneak a picture of the wicked hot guy sitting in the window above us (I tried to pretend I was shooting the crowd while holding the camera backwards, but I somehow got someone's foot). Oh well... a few of the pics I took are behind the cut.


Here are a few shots of the crowd around us:

Crowd Shot

Crowd Shot

Crowd Shot



This was a very large group behind the "New Yorkers United Against the Amendment" banner. They got mad amounts of cheers from the crowd as they paraded by.

New Yorkers United Against the Amendment



PFLAG groups from around the area had a great presence in the parade. Here are a couple of shots.

PFLAG

PFLAG



Considering George W. declaring war on the rights of all gays, it should come as no surprise Bush didn't get a lot of love in this parade. This was my favorite banner, obviously an attack on GWB's politics of division and his audacious comparison of himself to Reagan. The banner reads "Mr. Bush Tear These Walls Down: Homophobia." This was also another PFLAG group.

PFLAG to Mr. Bush: Tear down these walls



There were many groups defending the rights of gays to marry. Here is the Straight Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME).

Straight Alliance for Marriage Equality


There were series of walkers and cars of couples who were together for a long time. This particular couple has been together for 26 years.

Together 26 years



This was a small group from ACT-UP.

ACT UP

ACT UP



Here's the SWISH float (Straight Women In Support of Homos)

SWISH



This was one of my favorite groups from behind the banner of Venezuelan Pride. Very upbeat float, great music. They were having hella fun!

Venezeulan Pride



But this... this might be my favorite float (or at least it was my most photographed one). The HX float. Their outfits were quite see through.

HX

HX

 
 
Mood: okay
Listening to: Dashboard Confessional - The Brilliant Dance
 
 
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Tomgnumoose on July 1st, 2004 - 04:24 am
Great photos!

Thanks.
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Grant: Skeletornaomhaisling on July 1st, 2004 - 06:48 am
Those are Great picture. I wasnt quite able to make it to pride down in atlanta this year :( oh well. mind if i add you?
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 1st, 2004 - 09:29 pm
Thanks! course not :-P
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BoyGryphonboygryphon on July 1st, 2004 - 07:07 am
beeee-autiful
I passed the PFLAG shots around the office. Official PFLAG accolades to you! The Swish float is my fave, well other than the see-through dancing boys... but that's to be expected.
cheers!
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 1st, 2004 - 07:09 pm
Re: beeee-autiful
Thanks... I have the original (larger) photos in my Yahoo! photos. If you give me ur yahoo id or email, I can send u an invite.
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BoyGryphonboygryphon on July 3rd, 2004 - 10:43 am
Re: beeee-autiful
sure thing! thomasjohnhart@hotmail.com
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 7th, 2004 - 11:50 pm
Re: beeee-autiful
Finally sent (sorry I'm just now catching up from not looking at anything over the long weekend).

Unfortunately, they're not as high res as I thought. Yahoo! photos appears to compress them a little unless you have their DSL or something.
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BoyGryphonboygryphon on July 8th, 2004 - 06:46 am
Re: beeee-autiful
ih, no worry. thanks again though! if you sign up for the PFLAG weekly alert you'll be seeing them sent out to activists and interested onlookers around the country.
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Ben / KC_Risen Phoenix!: Marraigekc_risenphoenix on July 1st, 2004 - 08:20 am
Wonderful, wonderful pictures! The ones I posted for KC are horrible! I love the see-thru underwear! How nice! Glad NY Pride seemed to be fabulous!
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Силвиоterrancraft on July 1st, 2004 - 08:04 pm
They are really see-through. Dang. ::examines::
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 7th, 2004 - 11:51 pm
you have no idea how see-through. There was a boy facing the other side who was leaning over the railing.

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(no subject) - kiko87 on July 17th, 2004 - 03:38 pm
The People's Exhibit Adavidology on July 20th, 2004 - 09:21 pm
yeah, we were up around 10th and 5th, where I couldn't help but stare at this beautiful guy in one of the dorm windows. :smitten:
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