Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and reject a call to overturn the decision to strike down Prop 8 in California (the upshot of which is that same-sex marriage is legal in California), was a very well-timed Gay Pride weekend across the country. The Pride parade is a festival of political speech and scandalous outfits. I was at the San Francisco pride parade, and while the usual scene was in full force, the striking part was how many corporations wanted to get in on the act. Facebook, Virgin America, Kaiser Permanente and Safeway, yes, Safeway all had floats in the Pride parade. Gay rights have gone mainstream. And that's a beautiful thing.
Here are some of the best images from gay pride parades around the country.