York Pride 2011
August 19, 2011 by Chris Dunn
A reporter and I went to York’s first gay pride festival last week.
Once I strolled the circuit a few times and he talked to some of the organizers, we conferred and agreed that although the three-day event included a(n in)famous deejay and a drag show, we’d focus on the street festival itself. The nighttime events would be flashier and a lot more visual, but the organizers had talked about raising awareness and making the festival fun and open to all members of the public. People were bringing their children and dogs as if it were any other festival.
So, the festival it was.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. Holding her stuffed puppy, Anastasia Bartleson, 3 of Manchester Township, wears a pink "I Stand With Planned Parenthood" sticker on her shirt at the York Pride 2011 street festival on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in the parking lot of Club XS. Bartleson's mother Lindsay recalled that Anastasia once said, on her own, that it's "not fair" that some people think that a gay couple who are family friends aren't "able to love each other."
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. (Left to right) Gage Donagher, 8 of West York borough, and his brother Julian, 6, blow bubbles at the York Pride 2011 street festival as their youngest brother Lukas, 4, tries to get their attention on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in the parking lot of Club XS.
The two photos above didn’t run in the paper or online — check out the article to see which ones did — but I’m sharing these because I think each picture is humorous in its own right.