Monthly Archives: June 2013

SF Pride Parade

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Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo

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Kris Perry and Sandy Stier

 

On June 26th, 2013 California became Lucky 13 as Gays and Lesbians could once again get married in California.  The annual Pride Parade became an extra special celebration this year as we celebrated our victory in getting Prop 8 overturned as well as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Check out the photos from the day as the LGBT community and our straight allies celebrated PRIDE!  More photos…

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Mr S Locker Room Anniversary Party

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Michael entertained the boys at the Locker Room Party. Want to see more photos? Click on the photo. NSFW!

Sexy Boys,  Beer, a Bootblack (and yeah you could get your sneakers done too) and Wrestlers, oh my!  A fun afternoon watching all the frisky boys and trying on gear.  Found a few things I couldn’t live without.


Marriage Equality for California

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The LGBT community and their allies celebrate Marriage Equality.

On June 26th, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional and that any couple legally married could not be denied the benefits of marriage.  On this day, they also ruled that the plaintiffs to Proposition 8 had no legal standing to challenge the ruling by Judge Vaughan Walker.  Thus, Prop 8 was finally declared unconstitutional.  Gays and Lesbians could once again get married in California.  California became lucky 13 in 2013.  In the evening of the 26th, Castro street was closed and people gathered to celebrate the rulings by partying in the street.

Click here for more photos.


Some Men Photography & Andrew Christian

Andrew Christian used a few of my photos on their Facebook page!  Here are some screen grabs showing the sexy models at LA PRIDE.  You can see all my photos from LA PRIDE in the article below this one.

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Andrew Christian Underwear models at LA PRIDE

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LA Pride 2013

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Click on the photo to see the slide show

Sunday’s iconic LA PRIDE Parade featured roughly 130 entries including bag pipes, marching contingents and over-the-top floats all comprised of community groups, businesses and honorees.  It was a very energetic Pride Parade with something for everybody.  This was the 43rd year that Christopher Street West has produced the incredible LA PRIDE celebration.  This year’s attendance numbers only reinforce the fact that the community and our straight allies were energized and excited to celebrate diversity and equality.

This past weekend’s Festival and Parade offered a diverse collection of experiences.  LA PRIDE saw the return of many signature events, amazing performances and community partners and sponsors but there were also several “firsts” for attendees including active participation by the National Guard and LA PRIDE’s first-ever Super Bowl Champion.

Extra Host Maria Menounos was the Grand Marshal  and was selected for her dedication to the LGBT community. Maria Menounos is passionate about various issues affecting the LGBT community including anti-bullying, HIV/AIDS and marriage equality. Through her public outreach, Menounos has brought more attention to these issues and has encouraged countless others to do the same.

In the photos of the parade, there are a number of the Andrew Christian Underwear models and who can blame me.  They are super cute and very fun to watch.  Several of my photos were featured on the Andrew Christian Facebook page.  I hope that you enjoy the photos of the parade and that you will attend a pride celebration near you.  It does still matter to be seen as out and proud!


Fist Fest West

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Fist Fest West was held at the fabulous Canyon Club this year and was filled with hot men from all over the U.S., Europe and Australia.  In fact, the surrounding hotels were all booked up, there were so many attendees.  The kick off/registration was held at the Tool Shed Bar and was a lot of ffun!  In fact it was a bit of a Meat Market.  More photos from the weekend.