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vancouver pride parade

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 31 July 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The Vancouver Pride Parade passed barely a block from our apartment building, so of course we had to make our way out to watch it! It seemed unfortunate, as a lot of the floats were just cars with companies' logos plastered on it. There was almost no community compared to the other pride parades I've seen in other cities (Montreal, New York, Brighton) - the leather lovers, the bears, the Gays for Obama, and so forth. Those parades may have changed by now, but this one seemed too sanitized for me. I understand that the acceptance by companies and being presentable to families means that the whole idea is being more and more accepted, but it almost seems that the extremes, who used to lead, are being forced (?) into the background. Oh well, not my parade. There were still lots of fun moments and good people around, making for a fun day, and we got our fill of fetish at the after-party on the beach.

Canon EOS 350D 1/800 second F/4.0 ISO 100 172 mm (35mm equiv.)

Canon EOS 350D
1/800 second
ISO 100
172 mm (35mm equiv.)