Pics from Stonewall Pride 2013

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    Jul 08, 2013 7:51 AM GMT
    Stonewall Pride, held in Wilton Manors, is basically Ft. Lauderdale's pride festival. I made it just in time for the parade, which was held in the evening. Because I'm a conscientious objector to flash photography, you'll see that some of my images take on an otherworldly quality as my wee camera tries to compensate for the failing light. Post yours!

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    Jul 08, 2013 7:52 AM GMT
    I like the name of this festival. There has always been something unseemly about the idea of feeling either pride or shame regarding being gay -- something that is neither an accomplishment nor a failing. "Stonewall Pride" reminds you of the incident that, along with decades of hard work and struggle, led to the freedoms we enjoy today in the United States. If you're going to be proud about something, be proud of that achievement, begun by a handful of gay men outside a bar in New York City.

    As a recovering shy person, I tend to sit on the sidelines and watch the parade go by. This time, though, something strange happened. When that lovely rainbow flag that stretches for what seems like miles went by, I noticed a place where it dipped almost to the ground. Something moved me to jump up and support that flag, which I held aloft for the rest of the parade route. If you were there, you might have thought it odd to see a tiny man with tears streaming down his face stretching to keep that flag from dragging in the street. They were not tears of pride, but tears of gratitude -- for the men and women who have given so much to the noble cause of human rights.
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    Jul 08, 2013 1:20 PM GMT
    Ummm damn that second pic (blk guy bootie shorts) Great ass shot!
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 08, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    Great pics. Great town. I need to move to south Florida. Just so many Yankees down there...
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    Jul 08, 2013 3:32 PM GMT
    Hey, thanks for sharing. Great pictures! Looks like everyone had a great time.
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    Jul 08, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    Love the photos! They really capture the spirit of Pride! Thanks!
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    Jul 08, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    Hillie saidUmmm damn that second pic (blk guy bootie shorts) Great ass shot!


    When the S&M dudes came by, he was very eager to get whipped.

    Sorry if the terminology is completely wrong. icon_redface.gif