June 28, 2011

Pride Parade, San Francisco


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photo by Donald Kinney

When it comes to "kinky" I'm pretty sure I'd want to be neither the dominated or dominator -- that is, of course, if I had a choice.



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So, on Sunday, for the forty-first time, San Francisco held it's annual Pride Parade on Market Street. The huge "Dykes on Bikes" contingent always lead the parade. With revving engines, whistles and heavy horns, they always make as much noise as the possibly can.



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Of course, gay boys like to ride bikes too -- and can make almost as much noise. And yes, folks, back in the '60's, gay or straight, we DID wear clothes like that.



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I'm not sure who the happy rider on the left is, but that's Cher's daughter, Chas Bono, on the right. Hands up in the audience for everybody who remember "Chastity" when she was in diapers? I remember -- not everyone was happy that she had been named "Chastity".
(Sorry for such an unflattering photo of you, Chas, but really, we've got to get you together with Richard Simmons, quickly.)



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But yes, this is the end so it is time for the moral of the story. Hmmmm, lets see, maybe it could be that "love wins". What a concept...



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5 comments:

sfmike said...

Actually, that's a flattering photo of Chas. He's looking like the side of a barn door these days.

Janie2 said...

I think the SF parade would be something to see. I support thier efforts, and place no judgement on others that are just trying to live their life. Someday I will attend the parade and watch as you did. Great photos, colors are stunning.

Bob Horowitz said...

Ha - Travis and I must have missed each other by minutes at the staging area of the parade. In fact, Travis got a very different shot of the mistress and her pup from this location.

Bob Horowitz said...

Woops. Meant to say "Travis, *you* and I must have missed each other....

Hope to see you Thurs night at Schroeders.

namastenancy said...

That last photo says it all - such a tender, beautiful and insightful post. As for Chaz - guess he's rebelling against Cher's fitness regime. Too bad.

 
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