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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gay Pride 2009 in San Francisco (part 1 of 2)

The Gay Pride Parade took place today in San Francisco. It's a big production, with a large number of contingents and an even larger number of attendees.

This year, the parade was fairly conservative, with a strong political message, due to the passage of Prop. 8 last November, repealing the rights for same sex people to marry.

I'm sure the local bloggers have taken tons of pictures (guys, please feel free to link your pictures sets in the commenting section and I'll incorporate them to this post, if you want.)

In the meantime, here is a small selection of my photographs. Enjoy!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are awesome, Tomate! I can't believe you were worried about the lighting.


12:10 AM  
Anonymous Brad said...

Those are great! And you're fast getting them up.

And damn, what a gorgeous day yesterday...

6:32 AM  
Blogger AphotoAday said...

Good work T.F... That whole set is excellent!
I've got to dig up my Flickr password so I can leave a coment on your Flickr site. --Hmmm, I wonder what else you have on your Flickr site -- don't think I've ever checked it out (maybe some surprises ?

(I've got to get busy and go through my parade shots today)

3:03 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

Love your pix, Tomate. This looks like such a
fun parade—though, clearly, people put a lot of thought into what they wanted to say. The one here in NYC was very loud and very enthusiastic.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Buzzgirl: I threw away tons of pix. This is just a small selection.

Brad: Thanks for the compliment! I had to do it right away otherwise, I just end up forgetting.

DON: Thank you as well for the compliment! Actually, I think you subscribed to my Flickr site a long time ago (at least that's what Flickr said at the time) but I didn't do anything with Flickr in a long, long time. I'm really neglecting my online activities in the past couple of years. It's hard to keep up with it all. Good luck sorting through the many, many pictures you took! By the way, hope you don't mind, but the picture I had in mind for blogpost No. 2 is very, very, very similar to the one you have on your banner today. These kids (and their parents) were so sweet, too, they actually posed for me!

Alexa, Pride around the world is a good idea! I forget, it actually all started in NY.

4:07 PM  
Blogger from cali said...

I did not realize it started in NY!

I like the Welcome to SF sign!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

I visit this blog quite often and today I'm trying to catch up on blog reading, i'm behind a couple of days. Anyway check this blog out.
http://delhiphotodairy.blogspot.com. and the name she says they call it in her country. Our one daughter would have a fit seeing it called that, I told the young woman her they call it the Gay Pride Parade, not the Queer Pride Parade. Well stop over and see your photos.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anthony said...

Comme tu le sais, j’etais a San Francisco durant le weed-end, mais j’ai du m’eclipser peu avant la Gay Pride a cause d’une urgence…  Merci pour les photos! Je m’attendais a ce que la Gay Pride soit politisee (a juste titre). Comme tu le rappelles, il y a la proposition 8, qui pour la premiere fois a supprime les droits civiques d’une categorie de citoyens. Il ya a aussi Obama, qui a ete une deception tres profonde pour la communaute gay, non seulement pour son inaction tres remarquee, mais aussi et surtout pour le tres mediatise “DOMA Brief” de son administration, qui a compare l’homosexualite a l’inceste. Il y a encore beaucoup de chemin a parcourir et la Gay Pride est redevenue politique: back to the Stonewall roots!

2:06 AM  
Blogger tonton_flaneur said...

Great tomate...love the Deux Chevaux!! LOL!!!

10:01 PM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

FROM CALI: Check out


PATTY: I know what you mean. I wouldn't personally use the Q word myself but in San Francisco it seems to be OK within the community.

ANTHONY: I get the feeling that Obama is being cautious right now abuot a number of issues. After all, he's up for reelection soon. Time will tell, I guess.

TONTON: I do too :) Wish I had one, just for fun!

12:52 PM  

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