Greg’s LA Pride photo gallery!
LA Pride took over West Hollywood during the weekend and I thought I’d share with you some of the snapshots I took at Sunday’s parade down Santa Monica Boulevard.
My one regret is that I failed to get a photo of NeNe Leaks who got distracted by a drag queen on the other side of the street as she was passing by me and my friends.
But I did get plenty of other shots!
1. Betty DeGeneres, the mother of the one and only Ellen, marched the parade route with PFLAG which is always one of the most popular groups in the parade. Gays love parents who support us!
2. The one and only Alec Mapa was his usual hilarious self working as a sideline reporter during the parade. He later performed at the Pride festival at West Hollywood Park.
3. Attorney Gloria Allred and her client, transgender Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova, were a popular pair along the parade route.
4. Chaz Bono was an honoree this year and looked damned glad to be there.
5. It’s Judy Garland on her 90th birthday!!! And she’s with her friend, Bea Arthur! (It’s actually the wonderfully talented Peter Mac JudyGarland and D.j. Schaefer.)
6. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a staunch supporting of the LGBT community.
7. The Abbey’s parade entry paid tribute to the late, great Elizabeth Taylor.
8. LA Police Chief Charlie Beck and LA Sheriff Lee Baca. Great to see their visible support of the gay community.
9. The LA Gay & Lesbian Center arrives on the red carpet!
10. Katy Butler, a 17-year-old high school student from Michigan, who led the fight to lower the rating for the film “Bully” from R to PG-13.
11. Grand Marshal Molly Ringwald!
12. Chaz Bono shared a laugh with LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl at the pre-parade press conference.
13. Even Lucy Ricardo joined in on the fun!