Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gay Pride Parade, June 27, 2015

It can not be argued that with the Supreme Court Decision, June 27th, 2015 was truly a historic day. There will be much celebration and considerable wailing and gnashing of teeth. I am not nearly as much concerned with what it added to one segment of the population or detracted from another segment as I am for what it has done to States Rights, the only recourse we as a people have against an all intrusive Federal Government. In the long run that will be the greatest consequence of todays ruling. And it is not a good consequence.

In the meantime. I went to my first Gay Pride celebration. Not necessarily to celebrate but to do what I always do--take photographs. I have intended to go in the past but I seldom knew when the parade would take place. This year, thanks to Debi I was informed. .

The decision of the court just prior to the celebration greatly intensified the celebration and the mood of the participants. I didn't get many photographs that I feel are keepers but I am very partial to this one taken while we awaited the start of the parade. I didn't get this young ladies name but she and the group of young people she was with were very pleasant company and as you can see, very excited.

I do have others which I may post later but right now I am underwater with obligations and I still have another photoshoot this afternoon up in the Woodlands.

I will say this. When I first moved to Houston I was very impressed with the small town feel of such a large city. It was not uncommon to strike up conversations with total strangers in a grocery store or on a street corner. Houston has lost that--or maybe it is just that I have lost it. Anyway, yesterday, at least temporarily, it was the Houston of old. I had more conversations with strangers yesterday than I have had in a very long time. That was good. I don't think it had much to do with the occasion or the celebration. It just was that there was an openness yesterday between people that I have not recently experienced. I enjoyed that.

Maybe I need one of these. Beauregard thinks I would probably do much better as a photographer with an iPhone but this Samsung is looking good.

1 comment:

  1. glad you clarified that the above photo was of a girl. i thought i was looking at a boy.