Today was the annual San Francisco Gay Pride Parade. It was a showcase of many of SF's best qualities: open and supportive community, activism, progressiveness, nudity, and general good times.
Plenty of naked men. (A few topless woman.)
The LGBTQ community out in force. From left to right: Sonora, Modesto, Sacramento, Fresno, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Danville/San Ramon, Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, and Petaluma. It is great to see such activism with people bussing in from all over.
Hot dudes having a good time with the crowd loving it.
Promotion booth for The Citadel, a BDSM community dungeon play space. The woman in this image is the master and she is flagellating the man until the stickers ("bi" and "sexual") fall off his nipples. The "bi" sticker is halfway off and the "sexual" one has already been knocked off.
A "big hot-mamas" competition. Eight woman competing to be the best dancer, as the crowd shouts and votes by screaming for their favorite. Here we see two woman baring their chest to the pleasure of the crowd. A good way to feel a bit perverse, but a healthy competition in that it was promoting a very natural body type.
The atmosphere of the parade and following street-fair was one of open celebration with a strong feeling that this is a good town to be gay in. Notably, the Obama stickers, supporters, and canvassers were everywhere, with nary a sight of anything McCain. A collective social consciousness is building, and although the conservatives may resist, it is only a matter of time before sexual-orientation equality creeps completely across the land.