Pride Parade n Pictures

People marched loud and proud in the City on Sunday.

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Lori Preuitt
You know the name of this group.
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"Dikes on Bikes" traditionally get things going at the Gay Pride Parade.
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These ladies know how to dress.
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Gabrielle Coleman
They were followed a little while later by the Children's Discovery Museum's "Tykes on Bikes."
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Gabrielle Coleman
The parade followed Market Street from the Embarcadero to the Civic Center...
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... and drew huge crowds the whole way.
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Telemundo
San Francisco Mayor was preaching to the choir at this event. Before jumping on a float, he and his wife watched with the rest of us.
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A couple riding in the parade who had been together for 26 years called the mayor over to thank him for his effort to make gay marriage legal.
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This is the 40th year so the theme is "40 and Fabulous"
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Ryan Cowen
It was a day for beauty...
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... brawn (like the men of Gold's Gym) ...
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... and activism!
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San Francisco AIDS Coalition
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PFLAG: Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
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U.S. Department of the Interior
Most put aside the politics, and cheered their accomplishments.
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Lori Preuitt
There was politics scattered about though. This sign said "Pelosi Promised"
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These gentlemen seemed to be enjoying their Sunday parade.
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NBC Bay Area
Beach Blanket Babylon put on their big hats to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and AIDS Emergency Fund.
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The group marching with this bulldog had a sign that read "Your dog doesn't care who you sleep with."
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Greek goddesses from Chabot College mixed with...
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... more exotic goddesses.
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VIP's were everywhere, including Reverend Cecil Williams of Glide Memorial Church.
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Jackie Speier showed her colors.
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Nick Verreos of Project Runway rode in the Macy's car
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Several groups handed out free condoms to the crowd
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As their tee-shirts say "CPR: Do it for Life"
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All you need to do to get beads from the AAA float is smile.
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Jim Esposito
Rainbows were everywhere
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Sgt. Derrick K. Irions, Camp Pendleton
This guy wasn't part of the parade, but he was entertaining.
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Lori Preuitt
Minus a couple naked men, this was a very family friendly event.
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The Berkeley Free Clinic
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Jin Lee
A float promoting the upcoming movie "Burlesque" starring Kristen Bell and Christina Aguilera
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Justin McDonald
A chariot leads the way for Chabot College
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Handout
The fight for gay rights transcends religious and... clown barriers.
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Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer, Camp Pendleton
San Francisco Zen Center
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Patrick Salcido
The Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Marin marched (and meditated) with the slogan,"We're Here, We're Queer, We're Buddha."
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AP
It was hard to tell the crowd from the participants.
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Lori Preuitt
Just a couple of guys in San Francisco
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Instagram
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Chester County District Attorney's Office
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A big group from Google
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More Googlers
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Activists with Amnesty International
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A little girl blows bubbles from Maitri's trolley float. Maitri provides hospice and 24-hour care for people living with AIDS.
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Lori
The parade drew thousands to Market Street.
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