Monday, June 28, 2010
Gay Pride, Straight Smooching
Market Street at the end of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade turned into a pedestrian walking path for a while and it was utterly delightful, reminding everyone how lovely the thoroughfare could be without cars.
The Civic Center Plaza was much too crowded for anyone with a touch of claustrophobia, so we navigated through the margins of the event on Golden Gate Avenue and noticed that a large number of the attendees seemed to be young suburbanites looking for a free party in San Francisco.
A surprising number of them were opposite-sex couples...
...and instead of looking frightened or disgusted by the gays and lesbians, as was once the case, they seemed to be turned on.