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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