José and I were supposed to have a big gay brunch with 10 people, but when we arrived to the eatery on Greenwich at 1PM, Grand Marshal of the Gay Pride Parade, Edie Windsor, was being driven past. Not wanting to miss the whole thing, we canceled and instead watched over an hour of the parade from a fantastic vantage point on Christopher.
Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn embraces supporters at a pre-Pride availability.
I know some people think they're too cool for Gay Pride. I wish they didn't. Gay Pride is a unique time of the year when one sees a true diversity of people coming together to celebrate what connects us. It is a mixture of frivolity and deadly seriousness, of politics and pecs, of drag and advocacy.
We ran into Mayor Mike Bloomberg—Quinn's Svengali—on W. 34th, ducking into...Bebe???
I personally have fun with it each year after having skipped something like 10 years in a row a few years back.
Lesbian mommy cop with her li'l one. Adorable!
A gay-lesbian chest bump.
He almost got squashed by a truck, which was not cute. But this was cute!
Nothing Freudian about this at all.
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Probably my best snap of the day: Edie Windsor, American hero.
What I really wanted was the little die-cut hand fan with Edie's face and: "I'm an Edie fan."
Vote for Cuomo says this homo.
Sen. Schumer (D-New York) has the unique ability to pose for any camera, even in a sea of 1,000s.
In the spirit of Gay Pride, Commissioner Ray Kelly came looking like he had something up his butt.
JWoww and those around her seemed a little embarrassed by her out-of-nowhereness, too.
I never see the actual beneficiaries of the Ali Forney Center—it was a highlight!
NYC's first same-sex couple to be married.
Loved this butch. So did the butch in front of me, who kept telling me not to crowd her. I can't win in G.A. situations.
A family headed by same-sex parents had their brood out glad-handing. Cute!
Sesame Street claims Bert & Ernie are pre-sexual, but I say they're post-gay.
Shangela brought a touch of ass to the proceedings.
Gay style trends this year: Knee-highs, flip-flops, short-shorts.
Future legislative list now that DOMA and Prop 8 are toast.
I always get so choked up by the emotional...AT&T balloon???