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Re: The Places We've Been vol. 2 - Pictures from Abroad and Travelogues
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2015, 11:59:05 AM »

And I have only seen one Mardi Gras gay parade in my life - in Key West, in 1999.

It was fabulous.

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« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2015, 12:01:33 PM »
@Brian: I don't consider France as a particularly LGBT-tolerant country. And certainly not these days.
I guess I just think that when I was young and same-sex was illegal in Australia, it had been legal in France for many years. And France now has same sex marriage. We have it here in NZ but not Australia. I was surprised at the opposition to it in France, hardly any in NZ.

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Re: The Places We've Been vol. 2 - Pictures from Abroad and Travelogues
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2015, 12:07:34 PM »

Yes the opposition was strong, but now things have calmed down - luckily. Nice (where we live) is actually the city where the most LGBT marriages take or took place (including ours), just after Paris.

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« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2015, 12:22:48 PM »

Almost Copacabana-ish...
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Re: The Places We've Been vol. 2 - Pictures from Abroad and Travelogues
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2015, 04:19:11 PM »
As you said it was the first Gay Parade there......do you think there will be others ??


Great pics by the way  :)
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« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2015, 05:04:43 PM »

1. I bet there will be...

2. Merci.


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Re: The Places We've Been vol. 2 - Pictures from Abroad and Travelogues
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2015, 05:45:13 PM »
Great series of pics, Ingster!

This one made me laugh.





Parade is going on, but this queen has had it!

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Re: The Places We've Been vol. 2 - Pictures from Abroad and Travelogues
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2015, 05:48:54 PM »
Oh, the LeatherBears.

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« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2015, 02:51:41 AM »
And I have only seen one Mardi Gras gay parade in my life - in Key West, in 1999.
It was fabulous.

I went to Rio Carnival once - in 78, I believe. Made memorable with a hand-in-hand walk back to the hotel along Copa or somewhere. Would that have been Mardi Gras?
the shirts hanging on a nail shudder slightly in the draft.

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« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2015, 04:40:22 AM »
Great series of pics, Ingster!

Thanks, Chuckster!

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« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2015, 04:40:53 AM »
This one made me laugh.

Parade is going on, but this queen has had it!


We were exactly thinking the same.

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« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2015, 04:41:22 AM »
Oh, the LeatherBears.

Yep - they were looking extremely happy and satisfied.

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« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2015, 04:42:02 AM »
I went to Rio Carnival once - in 78, I believe. Made memorable with a hand-in-hand walk back to the hotel along Copa or somewhere. Would that have been Mardi Gras?

What happened after that walk?

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« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2015, 04:43:42 AM »
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