queer policemen and fbi agents walking hand in hand with their partners and spouses.
a cute girl running out of the parade to give @stormsdameron her number
cops openly embracing people in the street
a man who had been attending LA pride since 1976. he shook my hand and said “when I first came to pride back then there were 25 people here. look at us now.”
elderly queer people blowing kisses from a float. holding hands.
a woman approaching us and saying “you are so beautiful, all of you, take care of each other”
elementary school trans children in gender ambiguous clothes. smiling and laughing. blowing bubbles.
when an anti-lgbt church began protesting and walking along side the parade with a loudspeaker, the entire brigade of Dykes on Bikes revved their motor cycles to drown out the hate speech. no one could hear them
a man who gave us all a handful of condoms and said “take care of each other. be strong. your voices are so important”
women holding hands with other women. men holding hands with other men.
trans women and trans men laughing and dancing.
danny devito in a rainbow shirt pointing and waving at us
dennis from It’s Always Sunny wearing a shirt that says “You Can Pee Next to Me”
dozens of last minute signs and tributes to orlando. outcries of “we love you orlando”
confetti. dancing in the streets.
people supporting each other in every aspect. high fives. hugs. kisses on cheeks. affirmations.