Paul Ellis, supervisor at CliffвЂ™s range shop in bay area’s historic Castro district, has seen a complete lot of Pride parades. (Picture: Ashley Wong)
BAY AREA вЂ“ Paul Ellis has seen a complete large amount of Gay Pride parades. He marched in Pittsburgh’s first one out of 1973 with only 40 other folks, flanked by upset residents holding cup containers and stones with only two unhappy police for security.
Ellis, supervisor at Cliff’s range shop into the historic Castro region, is area of the generation of LGBTQ activists who fought for basic liberties, getting jobs and also to avoid arrest. As he most recently attended the san francisco bay area Pride Parade together with partner, he had been surprised in what he saw.
“we stopped and stated (to my partner), ‘ Do you really see any homosexual individuals all around us?’ And it also had been like, ‘Oh my God, no,’ ” he stated.
The parades in honor of IrelandвЂ™s patron saint started as religious festivities as well as in the USA date returning to the 1700s. (more…)KEEP READING