[ EDITORIAL NOTE:Gay and Gray is a monthly column at Time Goes By written by Jan Adams ( bio ) in which she thinks out loud for us on issues of aging lesbians and gay men. Jan also writes on many topics at her own blog, Happening-Here. ]
Not everyone at the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and Celebration this year presented a picture of glowing youth. In fact, quite a few of us were quite mature. Here are some pictures from the day that I thought folks here might enjoy.
I asked Jo from St. Paulus Lutheran Church how many of these events she'd been part of. "About 30," she thought.
This woman thought she'd attended maybe five parades. When I encountered her, she was looking for her young cousins, visiting from Sweden, who she'd lost somewhere.
These fellows were squinting in the sun...
...while this gentleman had taken a seat.
Lots of spectators flock to enjoy the sights. "We come every year!"
These women were staffing a booth for a scuba club.
I expect that The Sequoias, a "life care" community, got a lot of attention when this man was in their booth.
A determined marcher.
And here a multi-generational family group.
A grand time was had by some 500,000 folks - and we, LGBT elders and friends, were very much among the crowd.