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San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 – June 30, 2013

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San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 1

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 1

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, I attended the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration in San Francisco, California USA.

The parade began near the foot of Market Street at 10:30am, and it continued for hours. I attended the first hour and a half of the parade with my dear friend Regina Aviles.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 2 - "Love Won" spelled with balloons

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 2 - "Love Won" spelled with balloons

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 3 - "Love Won" spelled with balloons

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 3 - "Love Won" spelled with balloons

After the parade, I walked up Market Street to Civic Center, where San Francisco City Hall is located. There were over 100,000 people there, I estimate. The weather was unusually warm and sunny for Summer in San Francisco. The mood was upbeat and vibrant.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 4 - man with balloons

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 4 - man with balloons

The mood was so bright because the United States Supreme Court on June 26, 2013 delivered astonishing news. Here is what Wikipedia has to say as of July 5, 2013:

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling on the appeal in the case Hollingsworth v. Perry, affirming that in accordance with numerous precedents, proponents of initiatives such as Proposition 8 did not possess legal standing in their own right to defend the resulting law in federal court, either to the Supreme Court or (previously) to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Therefore the Supreme Court both dismissed the appeal and directed the Ninth Circuit to vacate (withdraw) its decision, which had agreed with the district court ruling. The decision left the district court’s 2010 ruling as the final decision on Proposition 8.[8][9][10] On June 28, 2013, the Ninth Circuit lifted its stay of the district court’s ruling, enabling same-sex marriages to resume.[11]

The result is now the US Federal Government will recognize gay marriage for residents of US states where gay marriage is legal. Gay marriage is legal in California now, and gay couples have been getting married after June 26th.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 5 - trombone player with GoPro video camera attached to trombone to record parade

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 5 - trombone player with GoPro video camera attached to trombone to record parade

I was at City Hall the afternoon of July 5th, the day I wrote and posted this article. I was there to inquire about appealing the assessment of my home value, but I could not miss the many happy gay couples having their wedding photographs taken in the splendid halls of the restored building.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 6 - Woman capturing video of parade with an Apple iPad tablet computer

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 6 - Woman capturing video of parade with an Apple iPad tablet computer

I took over 3,000 pictures on Sunday at the parade and celebration, a record for one day in any context. My feet wore sore I did so much walking.

I now present 77 photographs from the event. I uploaded these at full size. Click on them twice in slow succession to see the full size versions. I used my Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera, which captures images at approximately 21 megapixels. I used three different lenses throughout the day: Canon 80-200mm F:2.8 L zoom, Canon 16-35mm F:2.8 L zoom, Canon 50mm F:2.5 macro lens. I edited all of these pictures in Adobe Photoshop.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 7 - with United States Senator from California, Nancy Pelosi, in purple dress

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 7 - with United States Senator from California, Nancy Pelosi, in purple dress

There were hundreds of nude men and women at this event. Such nudity at festivals and parades conducted via the permission of official city permits is entirely legal in San Francisco. I do not show any actual nudity in the photographs that follow, but be warned that there are some topless women wearing nipple coverings. If you are offended by such images, please don’t view the rest of the pictures associated with this post.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 8, June 30, 2013, with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrilo, one of the couples that challenged Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 8, June 30, 2013, with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrilo, one of the couples that challenged Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court

There are images of famous politicians below, including United States Senator Nancy Pelosi.

The two couples that brought their cases to the US Supreme Court are also pictured. Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrilo are pictured immediately above, and Kris Perry and Sandy Stier are pictured immediately below.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 9, June 30, 2013, with Kris Perry and Sandy Stier Photo, one of the couples that challenged Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court, by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 9, June 30, 2013, with Kris Perry and Sandy Stier Photo, one of the couples that challenged Proposition 8 before the United States Supreme Court

I almost got a picture of Facebook co-founder and current Chief Executive Office Mark Zuckerberg. According to news reports, he was riding on the motorized cable car bus you will see below. I believe I didn’t get a picture of him because I was not on the correct side of the street to see him. I have never seen Zuckerberg in person before, so I was and remain disappointed I missed him. Facebook is currently an important social network on the Internet. You may find me on that network at Facebook.com/kevinlwarnock and I invite you to subscribe to my public updates.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 10, June 30, 2013, Miss California Plus America, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 10, June 30, 2013, Miss California Plus America

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 11, June 30, 2013, Families watching parade, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 11, June 30, 2013, Families watching parade

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 12, June 30, 2013, newly engaged gay couple, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 12, June 30, 2013, newly engaged gay couple

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 13, June 30, 2013, gay couple celebrating 47 years together, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 13, June 30, 2013, gay couple celebrating 47 years together

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 14, June 30, 2013, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 14, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 15, June 30, 2013, with Mark Leno (in white shirt), Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 15, June 30, 2013, with Mark Leno (in white shirt)

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 16, June 30, 2013, with Supreme Court justices, Photo by Kevin Warnock

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 16, June 30, 2013, with Supreme Court justices

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 17, June 30, 2013, antique cars in parade make their way up Market Street, away from the Ferry Building in the distance

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 17, June 30, 2013, antique cars in parade make their way up Market Street, away from the Ferry Building in the distance

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 18, June 30, 2013, Shelby Cobra car

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 18, June 30, 2013, Shelby Cobra car

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 19, June 30, 2013, female couple each dressed in a half a wedding dress and half a tuxedo

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 19, June 30, 2013, female couple each dressed in a half a wedding dress and half a tuxedo

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 20, June 30, 2013, Tom Ammiano

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 20, June 30, 2013, Tom Ammiano

 

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 21, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 21, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 22, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 22, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 23, L. Julius M. Turman, San Francisco Police Commissioner, riding in antique convertible Lincoln automobile

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 23, L. Julius M. Turman, San Francisco Police Commissioner, riding in antique convertible Lincoln automobile

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 24, June 30, 2013, with Hedwig and the Angry Itch

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 24, June 30, 2013, with Hedwig and the Angry Itch

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 25, June 30, 2013, San Francisco City Treasurer José Cisneros

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 25, June 30, 2013, San Francisco City Treasurer José Cisneros

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 26, June 30, 2013, Facebook company banner

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 26, June 30, 2013, Facebook company banner

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 27, June 30, 2013, Facebook employees on motorized cable car parade float

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 27, June 30, 2013, Facebook employees on motorized cable car parade float

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 28, June 30, 2013, Facebook employee wielding a real life Like stamp. Note she has a Like stamp on her cheek. I believe she was stamping willing strangers she encountered.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 28, June 30, 2013, Facebook employee wielding a real life Like stamp. Note she has a Like stamp on her cheek. I believe she was stamping willing strangers she encountered.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 29, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 29, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 30, June 30, 2013, looking up Market Street during lull in the arrival of parade floats

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 30, June 30, 2013, looking up Market Street during lull in the arrival of parade floats

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 31, June 30, 2013, winged man on stilts

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 31, June 30, 2013, winged man on stilts

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 32, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 32, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 33, June 30, 2013. Note that these subjects were actively posing for multiple photographers, and knew that they were being photographed.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 33, June 30, 2013. Note that these subjects were actively posing for multiple photographers, and knew that they were being photographed.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 34, June 30, 2013, winged men on stilts

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 34, June 30, 2013, winged men on stilts

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 35, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 35, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 36, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 36, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 37, June 30, 2013, sidewalk chalk artists

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 37, June 30, 2013, sidewalk chalk artists

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 38, June 30, 2013, man handing out pride brochures in front of City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 38, June 30, 2013, man handing out pride brochures in front of City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 39, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 39, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 40, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 40, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 41, June 30, 2013, woman with rainbow colored hair

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 41, June 30, 2013, woman with rainbow colored hair

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 42, June 30, 2013. It was unusually warm in San Francisco this day, and this person must have been sweltering in their black outfit.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 42, June 30, 2013. It was unusually warm in San Francisco this day, and this person must have been sweltering in their black outfit.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 43, June 30, 2013, City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 43, June 30, 2013, City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 44, June 30, 2013, City Hall from side

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 44, June 30, 2013, City Hall from side

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 45, June 30, 2013, woman dancing

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 45, June 30, 2013, woman dancing

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 46, June 30, 2013, women dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 46, June 30, 2013, women dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 47, June 30, 2013, dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 47, June 30, 2013, dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 48, June 30, 2013, dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 48, June 30, 2013, dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 49, June 30, 2013, woman with bow in hair

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 49, June 30, 2013, woman with bow in hair

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 50, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 50, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on Federal Building ledge

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 51, June 30, 2013, beer bong being filled by woman riding piggyback

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 51, June 30, 2013, beer bong being filled by woman riding piggyback

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 52, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback playing with rainbow flag

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 52, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback playing with rainbow flag

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 53, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback playing with rainbow flag

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 53, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback playing with rainbow flag

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 54, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback while dancing

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 54, June 30, 2013, women riding piggyback while dancing

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 55, June 30, 2013, Dylan, left, kissing Sarah in posed picture that subjects volunteered for. Note the man carrying the sign on the left. That man has been carrying a sign around the financial district for years and years. I remember him when I had my office on Montgomery Street. He's been covered in the newspaper before. I have never introduced myself to him.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 55, June 30, 2013, Dylan, left, kissing Sarah in posed picture that subjects volunteered for. Note the man carrying the sign on the left. That man has been carrying a sign around the financial district for years and years. I remember him when I had my office on Montgomery Street. He's been covered in the newspaper before. I have never introduced myself to him.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 56, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 56, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 57, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 57, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 58, June 30, 2013, red mohawk couple

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 58, June 30, 2013, red mohawk couple

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 59, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on stage in front of speakers

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 59, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on stage in front of speakers

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 60, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 60, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 61, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on stage in front of speaker columns

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 61, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on stage in front of speaker columns

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 62, June 30, 2013, woman in a Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon' t-shirt dancing on stage

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 62, June 30, 2013, woman in a Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon' t-shirt dancing on stage

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 63, June 30, 2013, couple dancing wild against the side of the Wild 94.9 FM van that was stationed near City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 63, June 30, 2013, couple dancing wild against the side of the Wild 94.9 FM van that was stationed near City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 64, June 30, 2013, woman Hula Hooping

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 64, June 30, 2013, woman Hula Hooping

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 65, June 30, 2013, woman with a Facebook 'Like' stamp on her arm. I believe a Facebook employee was going around stamping people with a rubber stamp inked with blue ink.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 65, June 30, 2013, woman with a Facebook 'Like' stamp on her arm. I believe a Facebook employee was going around stamping people with a rubber stamp inked with blue ink.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 66, June 30, 2013, woman with animal mask

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 66, June 30, 2013, woman with animal mask

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 67, June 30, 2013, pair making heart shapes with their hands

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 67, June 30, 2013, pair making heart shapes with their hands

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 68, June 30, 2013, man and woman dancing together

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 68, June 30, 2013, man and woman dancing together

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 69, June 30, 2013, feather mohawk

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 69, June 30, 2013, feather mohawk

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 70, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on ledge of Federal Building

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 70, June 30, 2013, woman dancing on ledge of Federal Building

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 71, June 30, 2013, man with red equality stamp on his face. This year numerous people temporarily replaced their Facebook Profile picture with an image of this equality stamp.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 71, June 30, 2013, man with red equality stamp on his face. This year numerous people temporarily replaced their Facebook Profile picture with an image of this equality stamp.

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 72, June 30, 2013, woman piggybacker

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 72, June 30, 2013, woman piggybacker

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 73, June 30, 2013, motorcyclist giving celebrants the high five as he drives very slowly through dance floor near City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 73, June 30, 2013, motorcyclist giving celebrants the high five as he drives very slowly through dance floor near City Hall

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 74, June 30, 2013, women posing for the camera

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 74, June 30, 2013, women posing for the camera

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 75, June 30, 2013. couple posing for the camera

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 75, June 30, 2013. couple posing for the camera

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 76, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 76, June 30, 2013

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 77, June 30, 2013, beautiful woman

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration 2013 - picture 77, June 30, 2013, beautiful woman

I am sorry for the delay in posting this article, but it is a lot of work to go through 3,000 plus pictures and then edit and post the best 77 images.