Gay Pride Parade Gallery

by on July 17, 2011 · 13 comments

in LGBT rights, Popular, San Diego

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt / Excuse Me, I’m Writing/ July 17, 2011

San Diego Pride

San Diego’s Pride Parade was Saturday 16 July, and its images are telling.

 There are a couple in every crowd.

But these folks were much nicer.
Our first openly gay active duty military contingent joined the parade — yippee!

God is still love.

The parade had a bevy of beauties.
And the Human Rights Campaign billowed.

These folks celebrated on a roll.

And this fellow enjoyed the simple pleasures.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays are lifesavers.

The Green Party was there — not sure about the Republican Party.

Jim and Dale were still celebrating their big day — that’s Pride.
And LGBT seniors were still leading the way.

Some folks tried to promote hate.

But this fellow would have none of it.

And the crowd cheered!

Now, it’s on to equality!

 

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar annagrace July 17, 2011 at 11:11 am

Kit- Great photos and commentary. San Diego made national news because of the presence of openly gay & lesbian active military members.

http://lgbtweekly.com/2011/07/17/active-duty-military-march-in-san-diego-pride-parade/

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avatar editordude July 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

The OB Rag would like to thank Kit-Bacon for her photos.

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avatar Old Hermit Dave July 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

The guy calling the religious nuts assholes made the day.

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avatar Jack July 18, 2011 at 9:04 am

I agree Dave, I spit coffee all over myself.

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avatar Ernie McCray July 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Slowly getting there.

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avatar Goatskull July 18, 2011 at 6:20 am

I always miss these anti gay nuts. I guess I’m always too busy drinking a lot and having fun to notice them.

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avatar OB Mercy July 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

Yea for gay!!!

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avatar conserativestraightwhitemalesays July 18, 2011 at 7:37 pm

god i hate religious hatemongers (“assholes”;))

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avatar conserativestraightwhitemalesays July 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm

(and of course congrats to the military gentlemen… its about time)

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avatar Jack July 18, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I am currently teaching a pre law class on base. All of my students are either active or former military (yes I know, once a marine always a marine). Tonight before class started, I asked how everyone’s weekend was, and to stimulate conversation, I asked what their thoughts were about the active military personnel marching in last Saturday’s parade. My first surprise was when one of the students (who is active) raised his hand and told us he had marched. The second surprise came from the students who wanted to ask him all sorts of questions about the event and his decision. Not one student had anything to say except positive comments to him. It is these little glimpses into what our world can be which give me hope.

I will try to load the photos he forwarded to me later when I return home.

Peace to all of you, Jack

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avatar Patty Jones July 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Thanks for sharing those little glimpses with us Jack!

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avatar Jack July 18, 2011 at 9:12 pm

He is the fellow in the ball cap…
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avatar K-B July 19, 2011 at 7:39 am

That’s been my experiences with Marines, Jack. I’m married to one (makes for lively dinner table repartee), and most of the old fart retired guys who come over to jaw positively acknowledge LGBT folks with whom they’ve worked, who are, of course, Marines first and foremost. I suspect the military leaders who continued to support DADT are politicians first and foremost.

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