2007 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade

"Just grab some leather and hang on," instructed Margaret Chester, revving her motorcycle with other Dykes on Bikes lined up and ready to lead Sunday's Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco.

Right on time, at 10:30 a.m., the 400 or so motorcyclists were off and roaring, marking the official start of the 37th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade. Thousands of spectators lined Market Street. Stoplights were to be ignored. Helmets and clothing were optional.

The weather today for the parade was perfect! The sun was out, but it wasn’t too warm, and it certainly wasn’t cold or foggy. I continue to be amazed at the incredible creativity, enthusiasm, and sexiness of my fellow San Franciscans! I’m very proud to say that I live in this beautiful city… The members of Balloon Magic and Velocity Circus Troupe deserve special call out for their costuming and performing skills. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were their usual fabulous selves, and of course there were hundreds/thousands of others in the parade that were simply amazing. A huge thank you to all the people that made this parade possible. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to shoot the event, and look forward to doing it again next year. Please feel free to leave feedback by clicking on the feedback link below; I love hearing from my visitors!