Gay PrideFest outdraws tea parties

If one were a wild-eyed right-wing hatriot this would get all wadded up in your musket I suspect:

PrideFest Parade draws 100,000
By Carlos Illescas
The Denver Post

The PrideFest parade in Denver this morning was especially meaningful for partners Art Mackovets and John Blade. At the parade nine years ago, Blade collapsed and was later diagnosed with lymphoma.

Blade managed to recover form the disease, but the parade still brought back painful memories.

“It’s pretty emotional,” said Mackovets, 63. “This parade is a double celebration.”

The couple was among the estimated 100,000 people who lined East Colfax Avenue to witness the numerous floats, marching bands and others who support gay rights.

The parade left Cheesman Park at 9:30 a.m. today and two hours later finished at the state Capitol. At Civic Center Park, thousands of people gathered to listen to music, eat and shop.

The 2010 Denver PrideFest marked the 35th year of the event, organized by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado.

More than 275,000 people were expected at the event this weekend, said center spokeswoman Heather Draper.

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I mean, think about it… these are the folks that invented ‘teabagging’ – of course their rally would draw more.