Marching in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade
with the Gayglers and a bunch of interns
(yes, that's me on the left holding the Google sign)
Front of the Google shirts
Back of the Google shirts
(instead of the usual "I'm feeling lucky")
Another cause I feel strongly about
Adam: I'm in the Gay Pride Parade.
Adam's Mom: What? Are you like selling tickets?
Adam: No, I'm in the parade.
I was so bad at it that I couldn't subject any more of them to it.
-- Mark on why he was walking in the parade
That's too bad because you're cute.
-- said both to and by me
I'm not gay, but my boyfriend is.
-- Someone's t-shirt
I marched IN the parade! Not along side of it taking pictures. IN the parade! My first time at one of these and I was in the parade (also the first time I was in a parade)! San Francisco of all places as well (like one of the biggest, if not the biggest). In fact, I was the parade!
It was a lot of fun! It was amazing to have the crowd cheering throughout the whole parade. A lot of people were screaming that they loved Google :). We got Google blinky pins to hand out, and while they're pretty crappy, it was fun handing them out to the crowd. I even held the Google sign for a bit of the parade :)
The crowd was tamer than I had imagined. I didn't even see any nudity. We saw some Google interns on the side at one point and we tried to drag them into the parade, but they refused. They just didn't have enough pride!
Afterwards, we went to Civic Centre where there were booths and tons of people. I heard Jennifer Beals (from The "L" Word) talk on stage, which was cool. We later walked a while to Hayes and Octavia for a drink and some good burgers. Jon finally caught up with us there. Then, we went to Castro (the Gay district) and went to a lounge and then a Gay bar, The Café. Michele and Jenny finally met up with us there. First time at a gay bar and it was a lot of fun. Having women watch guys using the trough was an experience. And apparently some women were using the trough as well! We made it back on the last Caltrain - 9:00 pm, which is way too early. It's awesome that my place is RIGHT at the Caltrain station.
And in case you're wondering, I'm not. Not that there's anything wrong with it! I'm fully comfortable and confident about my sexuality and I was there to support pride.
Yes, that's glitter on my arm
(there was more before)