Monday, June 29, 2009

Pride, 2009

Sunday was the Pride Parade. We caught a bit of the parade in the West Village and took a stroll through Pridefest, the street fair.

It was actually a day of street fairs as Sunday was also our local one so there was lots of food, music, dancing and friends.

Sunday also marked the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, an event which is credited with the rise of the US Gay Rights movement.

Given the ongoing battle for basic rights likes like marriage, military service and adoption (to name only a few), it is more important than ever to get involved and support the LGBT community.

Marriage Equality NY
The Audre Lorde Project

1 comment:

  1. Great pics. I was in the Army and I me personally, wish that gays would be allowed to show their sexuality. Everyone else laughs and jokes about all of the women and men they're sleeping with but gay people are forced to keep quiet and feel like an outsider. It's not fair.