• Capital Pride 2014

    Everyone is at least a little gay for someone. Of course, some of us are more queer than others. On Saturday, June 7, I went to the annual Gay Pride Parade in DC and spent time with folks on the right side of the Kinsey Scale. I’ve never been a big fan of parades but this one made me reconsider my position. Tens-of-thousands came out to the event to celebrate diversity and acceptance. Despite protests from the Westboro Baptist Church who condemned everyone straight to hell, an air of celebration filled the city. The message was clear: we should all have pride in who we are.

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    Spectators watching the military color guard. This year was the first time they marched in the parade.

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    A fabulous drag queen leading the parade.

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    Rainbow wings and hot pants seem to be in this year.

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    Bisexuals in their natural habitat.

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    Pride decorations.

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    One of the floats using waterguns to cool off the crowd.

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    Father and son enjoying the celebration.

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    The Different Drummers

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    Miss Gaye Universe

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    Chipotle cowboy riding a mechanical burrito.

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    TWERK TWERK TWERK

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    An officer of the law marching in the parade with his partner.

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    Ass-less chaps on a motorcycle: bold move

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    A member of the group DOB, which stands for Dikes on Bikes

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    Westboro Baptist Church protesters

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    God Hates White Bigoted Cunts, not the gays!

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    People letting their freak flag fly in Dupont Circle

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    Wonder Woman and associates

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    A lady on a leash

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    Even babies love the Pride Parade!

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    Some old-fashioned father/daughter bonding.

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    These guys are BEARY proud

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    Rockin’ the pink feather boa

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    A young lady getting a good vantage point for the parade

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    Big smiles and little doggies

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    A street vendor peddling his colorful wares.

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    This parade had more rainbows than you can shake a stick at

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    The Pride Parade wants YOU

    The DC Pride Parade proved to be a good time for everyone involved. If you get a chance to go I highly recommend it. Let’s not limit the spirit of Pride to just one day. Instead we should be celebrating all year long.

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    Events Editor | Kevin McNamara

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