Pride on parade

June 26, 2005

The Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride March is one of the most colorful, popular and peaceful public events in New York City. On this, the 36th anniversary of the March, it is important to note that only three and a half decades ago, the police routinely raided the city’s gay bars and arrested the patrons.

Today, not only do the police march in the parade (along with the mayor, both of New York’s senators, and numerous other politicians), a specially-painted NYPD recruitment van actually serves as a parade float. The center stripe down Fifth Avenue is painted lavender, the lights atop the Empire State Building glow with the same hue, and a rainbow flag flies above Brooklyn’s Borough Hall.


My two moms rock the world! Posted by Hello


NYPD recruitment van Posted by Hello


Proud teens Posted by Hello


Proud women with water bottle Posted by Hello


Celebrating 26 years together Posted by Hello


C. Virginia Fields and Al Sharpton Posted by Hello


Proud family Posted by Hello


NYPD t-shirt with bridal headpiece Posted by Hello


Rainbow braids Posted by Hello


Proud daddys Posted by Hello


Rainbow scarf Posted by Hello


Senior with cape Posted by Hello


Mirror sunglasses Posted by Hello


Girl with pride bear Posted by Hello


Proudly polyamorous Posted by Hello


God’s property Posted by Hello


Pride on crutches Posted by Hello


The bride of pride Posted by Hello


Green eyelashes Posted by Hello


Proud with black feathers Posted by Hello


Proud with rainbow feathers Posted by Hello


Proud with yellow feathers Posted by Hello


Proud with red feathers Posted by Hello


Proud veteran Posted by Hello

  • Heritage of Pride
  • Rainbow Flag
  • C. Virginia Fields
  • Interview with Al Sharpton
  • Polyamorous NYC

  • Brooklyn Mermaids

    June 25, 2005

    23rd Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island

    Every year I turn on the news or pick up the paper and see the reports about “this year’s” Mermaid Parade. And every year I (once again) regret having missed it and vow that I will attend the next parade. Then I forget about it for another year.

    But this year was different — I made the pilgrimage to Coney Island. The day was clear and sunny, the crowd was happy and friendly, and even after the parade ended, mermaids, mermen and sea monsters strolled and posed along the boardwalk.


    Fresh from the sea Posted by Hello


    Merdog Posted by Hello


    Mermaids with attitude Posted by Hello


    Wild Thing from the Deep Posted by Hello


    There’s something fishy about this mermaid Posted by Hello


    Mermaid Posted by Hello


    King Neptune Posted by Hello


    Brooklyn Merman Posted by Hello


    Young Mermaid Posted by Hello


    Blue Mermaid Posted by Hello


    Pink Mermaid Posted by Hello


    Seaweed Man Posted by Hello


    Nippy Mermaid Posted by Hello

  • Mermaid Parade
  • Kostume Kult
  • Nathan’s

  • Views from the roof on a summer evening

    June 21, 2005

    I went up to the roof after a thunderstorm and shot a few photos while the sun sank behind the Manhattan skyline and dusk settled over Brooklyn. It’s easy to see why the French refer to twilight as l’heur bleu, isn’t it?


    Brooklyn Bridge & Manhattan Bridge Posted by Hello


    Lower Manhattan Posted by Hello


    Statue of Liberty at Dusk Posted by Hello


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