Tuesday, 21 July 2009
GAY AND GRAY: Fun in the Sun
[EDITORIAL NOTE: Gay and Gray is a monthly column at Time Goes By written by Jan Adams (bio) in which she thinks out loud for us on issues of aging lesbians and gay men. Jan also writes on many topics at her own blog, Happening-Here.]
Not everyone at the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and Celebration this year presented a picture of glowing youth. In fact, quite a few of us were quite mature. Here are some pictures from the day that I thought folks here might enjoy.
I asked Jo from St. Paulus Lutheran Church how many of these events she'd been part of. "About 30," she thought.
This woman thought she'd attended maybe five parades. When I encountered her, she was looking for her young cousins, visiting from Sweden, who she'd lost somewhere.
These fellows were squinting in the sun...
...while this gentleman had taken a seat.
Lots of spectators flock to enjoy the sights. "We come every year!"
These women were staffing a booth for a scuba club.
I expect that The Sequoias, a "life care" community, got a lot of attention when this man was in their booth.
A determined marcher.
And here a multi-generational family group.
A grand time was had by some 500,000 folks - and we, LGBT elders and friends, were very much among the crowd.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Celia Jones: Elinor and Her Dog Stud.