I declare that Mother Nature is a lesbian.
with a few sunny breaks,
just in time for the
GAY PRIDE PARADE in MONTREAL .
Preceded by the gay bikers,
the flags are always an exciting moment
as we get to be in the broad daylight,
showing our pride!!
First time I see this group,
and I forgot their name...
But they were an enthusiastic bunch,
waving their flags in support of the community.
It also shows that people from any age can participate.
I like that!!
Orange was the theme color this year
and I'm pretty sure fabric stores across town are all sold out
because of the dragqueens...
Leave it to them to make a big impression.
Love these costumes!!!
and asking for better laws regarding immigration,
because LGBT remains a cause for discrimination in many countries,
and also because some couples are from different countries
and wish to live together.
Always a favorite of mine!!
Look at these smiles!!
Our local publication,
which I mentioned recently,
because it is its 30th anniversary.
One of our community services,
about safer sexual practices.
"A Pieds Levés"
One of our sporting teams,
this one does aerobics
and they are the hardest working here,
performing for the whole duration.
"RBC & the Flag"
always important for the success of any event.
Nice visibility here.
Love their costumes
as it truly reflects Montreal lately...
"4 the Geeks"
Superheroes and furries,
something to please any gamers and such...
"Mister Leather Montreal"
a touch of leather to end this post.
I didn't stay for the whole thing.
The organizers opted not to use the police for crowd control,
relying instead on volunteers.
I cannot speak for the whole itinerary,
but from where I stood,
it was sheer mayhem,
people crowding the parade,
rushing in to have their picture taken with just about everybody involved in the parade,
via selfie or the help of a friend...
I detest this mentality,
look at me with so-and-so;
look at me standing in front of this or that.
That's not the kind of pictures I take.
And when a guy with an ice cream truck decided to park himself in front of me,
that was the last straw!!
He was promptly asked to leave,
but it was too late!!
I was fed up and decided to leave.
It was hard to even take only half decent pictures...
I think I've seen enough to give you a sense of what it was like.
I'm just glad they had nice weather.
And I guess next year,
yellow will be the official color.
So not in my color palette either....