On Saturday Nov 1, we attended the wonderful Buenos Aires Gay Pride Celebration and Parade at the Plaza de Mayo. This is an old school pride fest that reminded us of the way things used to be before sponsorships and barricades and police-every-five feet killed it all. Very freeforall/Montreal-Pridelike.
Here are 80 pictures of a beautiful day full of beautiful porteños (locals). One question: where are all the older gay people? You would think they would be visible at least on this day, but this was an overwhelmingly young crowd.
The parade ended after sundown at the central Plaza del Congreso with fireworks and performances. You really have not lived until you have heard an Argentine transvestite lip sync the Quebecoise Celine Dion's cover of Englishman Andrew Lloyd Weber's American Broadway hit "Don't Cry for me, Argentina". Our life is now complete.
PS to our German farmboy friend, Reinhold: You photograph so well.
PS to Naty: you handle direct sunlight with valiance.
Here are some sample photos. Video to follow.