Saturday, June 26, 2010

Composition of a pride parade

25% religious groups:

Quakers

Metropolitan Community Church

Episcopalians

Pictured are the Quakers, Evangelicals, and Episcopalians; also marching were the Lutherans, Unitarians, and non-denominational churches. The Catholics didn't march, but they were in attendance.

25% politicians and political groups:

Make love, not war.

Politicians

More Politicians

Even more politicians

As you can see, there were plenty of politicians who sent people to march in the parade.

25% familiar household names:

Best Buy

Raytheon

The Home Depot

Walgreens

Pictured are Best Buy, Raytheon, The Home Depot, and Walgreens. Also in attendance were Coca-cola, Pepsi, AAA, Progressive Insurance, esurance, Macy's, Citigroup, Bank of America, and some local businesses and other financial firms.

25% social organizations and bars:

Priscilla

Bears

Beads!

Florida Gay Rodeo Association

Rollerskates

Gorgeous

This includes some sort of marching band substitutes:





And not officially part of the parade, but important to have around is some haters:

Haters

They had a lot more signs than people (they had between two and three people).

Oh, and top everything with plenty of rainbows:

Under the rainbow

Balloons!

Crowd

4 comments:

Pete said...

Looks like fun. Except for the haters. Ah well. What're ya gonna do? Hope you enjoyed yourself.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Looks like fun. Except for the haters

I liked seeing the haters. A few years ago there were around 40, now their numbers have dwindled to two or three!

El Pollo Real said...

Did they have neopolitan ice cream?

Jason (the commenter) said...

Did they have neopolitan ice cream?

Just shaved ice.