Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pride In The Whole Community

Last Saturday we went to the Pride Parade in Halifax.

It's all about everybody being proud of whom they are,
also the freedom to express this publicly.....

There was a real sense of community and not just from the gay one
but from the whole community.

 Here are a few photos of what I saw:


Sophie and Ron in front with Mim and Michael in back.




Members of the local detachment of the RCMP.






On a mission!




Hello!



This little girl was next to us and was SO excited 
to get her picture taken with these two 'ladies'.



Ron was very busy!




This Greyhound came right over to see Sophie
 and looked as if she wished she could join her!


Hockey team members from local university.


Nurses from the IWK Children's Hospital giving support.


A not-so-happy looking Doodle!


It takes all kinds!




Sophie was really well-behaved....but tired at the end of it.




The Premier of Nova Scotia Darrell Dexter (in plaid shirt).



Another very tired looking Doodle.


And that would be it!





20 comments:

  1. Pride festivals are always fun! Nice shots.

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    1. Thanks Fiona. As everyone's life ought to be.....full of fun!

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  2. What a fantastic collection of photos. So colourful and cheery. It's so nice to see a diverse group of people and organizations participating. I especially love the sign "Standing on the side of love". That pretty much says it all, doesn't it?

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    1. I does Martha. Love is love is love.
      Diversity was the theme at the parade. Everyone under the sun was participating....as it ought to be.

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  3. Some really great shots! I like all the stylish Queens, the biker with the rainbow face paint and that horny sheep guy! Unfortunately My Rare One and I missed Edmonton's Pride Parade this year because we were in Quebec City at the time. So I'm vicariously enjoying the Halifax one, thanks!

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    1. It was probably a small parade by Edmonton standards Debra but it has a bit of everything to make it a fun one!
      The biker's face was a mask! It was a very close-fitting one! Nice eh?
      And the 'sheep guy' (we discovered after we got home and looked at the shots) was advertising 'Ice Breaker' underwear which is made of a very finely woven wool. Makes sense now!

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  4. So much color! and looks like you had a great time there with your dog. Poor baby did look pooped out by the end of the parade. Lovely shots jim

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    1. Oh she was alright, Jeanne! Too much excitement for her.
      Thanks Jeanne, always good to see you!

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  5. Great post, Jim! How times have changed. I think we're reaching a critical mass of supporters for gay civil rights!!!!! I wish they had the United Church in Aurora ~ then maybe I could actually step inside a church! I caught part of the pride parade in Honolulu. I'm so many posts behind, but I hope to get some posted eventually! Thanks for sharing these photos ~ How can one not love Mounties!!!!!

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    1. And about time too, Louise!
      The United Church in Canada, as you know, is a very progressive and liberal minded church. The local one in our area 'split' over the acceptance of gay ministers in their congregation a few years back. That must be difficult on its members.
      The RCMP are always willing participants in theses parades...great!

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  6. It does look like a very fun day for viewers and participants alike! Sophie loos very tuckered out at the end - that must be a first!

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    1. Well Craig, she is 6.5 years old now....middle age for a dog?
      It was a fun parade.

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  7. One great parade and day out, and so many dogs there too, decked out suitably!!must have been hot , Shady hats, and those lovely RCMP, super uniforms. Thanks for sharing so much with us, greetings to all, Jean. p.s. I agree with Craig, a tired Sophie!!

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    1. Yes Sophie was tired alright! The good thing though she has learned to act appropriately in a crowded setting.

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  8. Love the colors (of) the hair! I have a blank canvas...
    Poor dogs, was it hot?

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    1. Blank canvas eh? Imagine the possibilities!!
      Wasn't too hot but I notice that dogs can't take a lot of commotion....it tires them out....at least Sophie does!

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  9. Who doesn't love a parade? I thought the RCMP looked smart in their uniforms! One thing about this parade....there was lots of color!

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  10. love it! And Sophies view....sweetie. What a grand parade and colourful way to spend the afternoon. Your city rocks.

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  11. The parade looked like it was a great time! The Pride Parade here is held at the end of June, and is a HUGE spectacle . It's actually gotten so out of hand in the past, that there's been talk of canceling it every year. They (the city) want to make it more family friendly, but sadly, it sometimes turns into a drunken, inappropriate mess. :( The past few years have been better, though, so they seem to be on the right track. Our parade is very reminiscent of Mardi Gras. :P

    Here's a little peek, if you're interested,

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/01/chicago-pride-parade-2013_n_3528556.html

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  12. Looks like an awful lot of fun, those costumes are fantastic!
    Hayley-Eszti x

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