I went to my first pride parade today. I know, I should have gone sooner, what with living in San Francisco and all. However, the timing for attending my first pride was actually quite fortuitous given the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down a discriminatory federal law and re-instated same sex marriage here in California.
Anyway, the crowd at SF Pride was friendly and enthusiastic, and I had a wonderful time. I did get to snap a few photos (feel free to repost, I don't mind as long as you credit me) of the ponies and critters before and during the parade.
A pair of ponies in matching purple halters and polos:
A trio of ponies from the rear:
Another purple pony, this time pulling a cart, but here's a shot of her bridle:
A ponyboy pulling a cart with a leather marshal at SF Pride 2013:
This ponygirl was absolutely awesome; she was so enthusiastic trotting back and forth within the contingent. The crowd loved her:
subMissAnn pulling a leather marshall in a cart during the 2013 SF Pride Parade:
A beautiful unicorn preparing for the SF Pride Parade:
A ponyboy with an awesome mane during the parade. I love the way the wind is flipping it up a little:
This awesome tiger was a hit with the crowd:
A guard dog in the leather contingent preparing for the parade:
A ponygirl with purple tack pulling a leather marshal:
A two pony cart with the Stampede logo:
A pair of ponies pulling a cart along Market St during the parade (5 sec video):
I'm not sure if they do this every year or if it is unique this year given the recent Supreme Court rulings, but aside from immediately starting to re-issue same sex marriage licenses, SF City Hall got into the spirit and was lit up in pride colors: