Fresh off the Supreme Court ruling in support of same-sex marriage, the annual Pride Parade in San Francisco just so happened to be slated the same weekend that we were there. Needless to say it was a huge celebration; I really don’t think I’ve been around so many happy people (straight, gay, and whatever the person wearing the giant penis was) in one mass grouping like that before.
Unsurprisingly, the parade was loud, colorful, “fabulous”, hopeful…you name it, and that’s what the parade was. And it was long too — it started at 10:30 in the morning and wrapped up at 5:00. We only had so much energy for a few hours of the spectacle, but it was more than enough to get me exhausted. By the end I was covered in Mardi Gras beads and had about 6 different rainbow colored “Livestrong” wristbands on my arms. It was a sight to see and I’m really glad I got to experience it.
The Pride Parade has to be seen more than told so please enjoy some of the videos and pictures from the event.