Here are some parting shots before I close the file on this year's Pride celebration.
Can't not include a gratuitous ode to shirtlessness of which there was plenty. (Later that night, at another venue, I got to touch the mohawk of the butch little guy in the center of the pic in the upper right corner.)
There were also plenty of candidates (both gay and/or claiming to be gay-friendly).
It's hard to feel less than festive in a wash of rainbow garb. (Incidentally, I was wearing my "(NSFW)" t shirt, and no less than twenty people asked me what it stood for. Only once did a passing twink point to it and laugh. I'm tellin ya, it's different down here.)
There were several booths offering info about a variety of cosmetic procedures. At this one, you could have your teeth permanently bleached in 15 minutes on the spot for $119. There was a line for this "blue light special".
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department was recruiting and had the good sense to staff their booth with this hot cop. We had a long chat about public sex. He is as smart as he is cute. I didn't ask him is orientation.
Many booths offered free condoms and lube. Bath houses and sex clubs also distribute these. This pervasive and ubiquitous understatement should mean that only an idiot would have unsafe sex, and yet, I still see it all too often.
Panels from the "Quilt" were displayed, and there was this memorial to the recently murdered Michael Brown.
And here is the absolutely delightful Lisa Bowden, Tourism Director for the Town of Provincetown. She's waving to her partner, Regina, whom she sees about as often as I do C, given her work and my winter meanderings.
A very friendly event.