Yesterday I bemoaned this year's slightly lackluster Pride Parade, but here are more photos of what I do enjoy every year - fabulous drag queens, hot bodies and the gay community being seen and heard.
Amongst the glitter and glamour were an annual favourite of mine, L.A.'s chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who always know how to entertain a crowd.
In addition to the wimple wearing drag nuns, there's always an ample supply of other fierce and fun divas sashaying their stuff along Santa Monica Boulevard.
Orange County's Frat House bar Pride Parade float
This year I noticed a lot of dogs, of the canine variety, taking part in the Pride Parade. I have mixed feelings about this as it can be a hot couple of hours on foot and there's thousands of people watching the Parade and lots of commotion all around which could be distressing for them. But all that aside, here are a few of the cutest pink-friendly pooch particpants.
And the June gloom may have meant overcast skies, but that didn't stop the usual assortment of buff muscle boys strutting their stuff down the Parade route in very little (luckily for us).
It's a hard life, but someone has to be there to capture them all on camera (at least the ones that smile at least).
The rest of the drama...
Aside from all this there's lots of other Parade participants to entertain and educate the crowds. From community health and support groups, to equality advocates and anti-bullying organisations.
There's also a good turn out from LGBT social clubs and representatives from all ages and cultures of our diverse community, pretty much every colour of the rainbow.
Project Angel Food Pride Parade float
Gay and Lesbian Center Pride Parade float
Gay Asian Pacific Support Network
Be sure to check out all the D-List celebrities at West Hollywood's Gay Pride Parade 2011 and come back soon, when there'll be dancing in the streets at this year's Pride Parade...