Thursday, June 17, 2010

A gay time at West Hollywood's Pride Parade 2010 - Part four...

I have so many great memories to share with you of the 40th L.A. Gay Pride Parade, that I hope you're not getting bored of all the photos of this year's West Hollywood celebrations.
Tribal dancer West Hollywood Pride 2010
So many people give up their time and energy to participate in the Parade and entertain the masses, that it seems like such a crime for them not to get their few moments of fame, it's all in such a worthy cause after all.

West Hollywood groove is in the heart
West Hollywood Pride disco float 2010
Disco West Hollywood Pride Parade 2010
Today I thought I'd focus on all the dance troupes, float dancers, singers, musicians and performers that put on a show for the crowds of supporters, plus a few of the other worthy characters who made the hours fly by so pleasurably.

Pride Parade Showboys
Vegas showboy West Hollywood Pride 2010Vegas showboys West Hollywood Pride 2010
If you're new to Jason in Hollywood, 'welcome', and I hope you enjoy this selection of L.A. Pride 2010 photos.

Bienestar Aztec float
Painted Aztec dancer West Hollywood Pride 2010Bienestar Aztec dancer LA Pride 2010
This blog is all about my adventures here in Los Angeles and Southern California, from dog-friendly places to take our yellow Labrador, local sights and happenings, Halloween carnivals, celebrity sightings (like Justin Chambers, 'Alex Karev', from Grey's Anatomy at Runyon Canyon yesterday) and much more.

Americana float
Americana float WEHO Pride 2010
This was my third West Hollywood Pride, so I knew exactly where to stand to get some great snaps of the Parade and was thrilled that the June gloom burned away quickly on Sunday morning.

Tribal dancers entertain
Peacock tribal dancer LA Pride 2010Aztec dancers West Hollywood Pride 2010
WEHO Pride 2010 tribal dancersTribal dancers Los Angeles Pride 2010
Tribal Dancers LA Pride 2010
Tribal costumes LA Pride 2010
It's always great to see such diversity represented, from gay marching bands, to ballroom dancers, local church groups, gay bars and clubs, running groups, biking clubs, plus friends and families there to show their support.

Gay ballroom dancers
Ballroom dancers LA Gay Pride 2010
Gay ballroom dancers LA Pride 2010

Church support in the Parade
God's Passion float West Hollywood Pride 2010Glittering skater West Hollywood Pride 2010
Our proud community certainly does come in many colours of the rainbow.

Gay Men's Chorus perform
Gay Men's Chorus sing LA Pride 2010Gay Men's Chorus flags WEHO Pride 2010Gay Men's Chorus perform Los Angeles Pride 2010
I love the fact that the Gay Men's Chorus actually put on a show, from Crescent Heights all the way to Robertson Boulevard, with songs and a fabulous flag twirling display.
Gay Men's Chorus L'Amour LA Pride 2010Gay Men's Chorus WEHO Pride 2010
They currently have a concert called L'Amour featuring the music used in Baz Luhrmann's movies like Strictly Ballroom, Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge. The show's on June 19-20, at the Avalon Hollywood, so check it out if you can.

Gay Freedom Band
Gay Freedom Band Leader LA Pride 2010
WEHO Gay Freedom Band Pride 2010
Over 400,000 people descend on the City of West Hollywood to watch this dynamic celebration.
OC Dancers West Hollywood Pride 2010
India float West Hollywood Pride 2010
Pride is a great opportunity to celebrate, to be visible, be entertained, educated and encouraged to carry on the battle for equality and greater social acceptance.
West Hollywood Frat House float Pride 2010
United colours West Hollywood Pride 2010
Apparently the first-ever Los Angeles area Pride Parade took place forty years ago on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the one year anniversary of the drag queen rebellion at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.

Ripples Club float
Ripples float West Hollywood Pride 2010
Ripples West Hollywood Gay Pride 2010
Around 125 different entries took part in the Parade this year.
OC Pride Parade guys LA 2010West Hollywood Pride baton twirler 2010
Remember if you spot yourself in any of these photos post a comment and let us know who you are and who you were marching with.
Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade 2010
Tomorrow I'll be back with one final round-up of images from this year's Pride.

Gay love is all around
Heart balloons West Hollywood Pride 2010
Until then enjoy...

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