I attended the Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival today. It was not as crowded as in years past and there was a real lack of the floats full of Speedo Clad Buff Boys from various clubs. Only about 3 guys hot enuf to excite me.
First thing I saw when I arrived around 11 AM was this HIV testing truck, so I went in and got tested even tho I knew I was negative. I do not engage in hi-risk sex but on the outside chance ...
(Yep, I was negative.)
HIV Test Truck
Then I cam across this Carnival Muscle Guy cutout and just had to do it. I actually tightened my abs when taking this pic out of habit.
About Noon the parade started with the Miami Beach Cop Car that shows up at gay events.
Miami Beach Rainbow Police Car in Parade
Followed by other businesses and orgs that are gay inclusive.
There wasn't the huge "Dykes on Bikes" element that I've seen in other parades, but there were a few.
Dykes On Bikes
The Grand Marshall this year was the str8 Mario Lopez, tho a few of us think he is too damn cute to be str8. It was hard getting a pic of Mario - he mostly looked at the hotel side of the street and there were inconsiderate ppl always blocking the view.
There were fewer "Legacy Couples" than in the past and they can now become married partners in Florida so that civil rights travesty has come to an end.
And, of course there had to be Cher at the Gay Pride event.
One of the few skimpily clad lads in this year's parade but there was no float of multiple buff guys in Speedos as we had in previous parades.
Cute Boy in Speedo on Float
At least there was this guy in his Diesel Undies to appease the old gay letches.
Cute Boy in Undies on Float
One of my favorite moments of these Pride events is to see ppl in attendance who could openly display their affection and enjoy the camaraderie with hundreds of others in the same head space. I got a few good pix of some of the crowd.
This young man had all sorts of condoms in his Bikini and even had a few Magnums.
There is always some guy in a T-back and military boots
(BTW - This pic was deleted for "nudity" on Photobucket and when I contested it - He's on a public sidewalk on Miami Beach and not arrested - they deleted my account)
And then there are the more blatant advertisers.
(BTW, I could see his ass thru the net shorts - not false advertising)
These guys looked so cute together, had to get a pic.
There seemed to be more Lesbians than Gay Guys in the crowds this year and there were no Speedo/Undie models like there were last year. IDK what the change is, just a natural paradigm shift or is Pride winding down as a gay guy event. But, love is love and the Lesbians were showing it all over Lummus Park.
There Were Some Guy Couples
A Cute Lesbian Couple.
(Don't tell anyone but girls who look like teen boys really turn me on)
Holding Hands While Walking Down Street
A Couple Standing in Park
A Couple Sitting in Park
Cute Couple Embracing on the Sidewalk
Proud To Love Her
Nobody Knows I am a Lesbian
Yes, there are Lipstick Lesbians.
(couldn't pass up this foto)
Even tho the gay male focus was diminished this year from what has been in past Pride events, I did enjoy myself hanging with so many like-minded ppl in my community.