Old, Queer and Here
"Charming" didn't rhyme, but she was that too.
Nudity didn't seem to ruffle anyone. I did ask - and was granted - permission to photograph this young woman.
A hugely beautiful dog attended the art and handicraft sale in Ottawa's Confederation Park.
The torso says it all.
Ottawa's Senior Pride group invited me to march with them, and I would have, but I couldn't carry a placard and shoot photos too.
Sex Workers Banner
This is Canada, and it seems a far more sensible place than the U.S. in many ways.
Leather, Bits and Whips
'Have to admit that the "Mr. Leather" contingency (which won 1st Place for their parade group) made me feel a twinge from nerves tuned during a 1950s childhood...
Be Who You Are
I wonder how many women could pull off this look!
Blonde With Bling
All hail a queen!
More or Less Gay
Well, after all, it was the Pride Festival. My straight husband and I were warmly welcomed and had a wonderfully fun-filled day.
AIDS Awareness Float
Clean is for your laundry. HIV is not dirty.
Patent leather: it's not just for shoes!
Girl in Blue
I loved the ease and joy with which a group of young women marched through downtown Ottawa.
The day was color-filled and fun.
One of the thousands of people marching in Ottawa's 2012 Pride Parade.
Out on the Town
Okay, so not your everyday wear, but a warm and charming personality trumped any anxiety caused by the duds. And after all, it was for the Pride Parade!