Hi all! I know I've been MIA. Sorry--I'm slooowly getting back into writing and posting for BW, but I'm hoping you wonderful folks will forgive me for my slackery.
Anyhow, I happened to be in Mexico City recently when Pride was happening there. My wife and I had a wonderful time (did I tell you that the DGF and I got married last year? Geez, it's been a while since we talked). We marched part of the parade route and thoroughly enjoyed the festivities, music, and gorgeous costumes. And this thing was HUGE, too--it made SF Pride look small, if you can believe it.
Before we went, people had warned me that Mexico City isn't especially gay-friendly. I don't know whether we just got lucky (we probably did), stayed in more progressive parts of the city (we definitely did), or whether things are different around Pride time, but we felt welcome. Interestingly, we saw tons of gay male couples, but many fewer lesbian couples, and many, many fewer masculine-of-center women.
Our favorite happening was the Friday night before Pride, when we were walking back to our hotel from dinner sort of late at night, and people on a double decker bus started yelling at us in Spanish. I was alarmed for half a second; then I realized that they were yelling, "BESO! BESO!" which means "kiss." So I kissed my wife and the whole bus cheered wildly.
Anyhow, friends, here are my favorite pictures from that weekend. I'd love to hear how YOUR Prides are going this summer. Send a pic or two to firstname.lastname@example.org of your favorite Pride pics or of YOU celebrating Pride, and I'll share them in a future post.
More soon, dear readers!