Saturday, May 19, 2007

Gay Marriage Marchers Brave Synthetic Turf at Cadman Park

March With Rainbow-Hued Umbrellas Over Brooklyn Bridge

A gay pep rally for equal marriage rights, with entertainment by groups like the simply fabulous Gender Offenders (Sassy and Candy Samples, shown above; their friend Chic is also in the group), was held on the new synthetic turf at Cadman Plaza Park Saturday.

Though thousands were predicted, just a couple of hundred, armed with synchronized rainbow-hued umbrellas, braved the wisps of rain to march over the Brooklyn Bridge from Foley Square in Manhattan as part of the annual Wedding March.

Locals were interested to observe that the equipment trucks and portable johns were kept off the newly installed synthetic turf, contrary to the practice in previous years of allowing heavy gear onto the (now-gone) real grass.

Previous postings on Cadman Plaza Park here.

Photos by MK Metz

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