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Monday, July 1, 2013

Humans of Pride: Fashion Finds and What Still Needs Legalization

Posted By on Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 7:55 AM

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Sunday's Pride weekend parade boasted several hundred-thousand attendees. That's a lot of drag. And glitter. And crazy rainbow flag tattoo-pasties.

But while Pride is known for its quirky costumery, its significance transcends its glitz. For decades, members of the LGBT-and-allied community have been fighting tooth and nail for the right to be themselves. Today -- the last day of a multi-milestone week -- they are the sexy, unique, and overall fabulous Humans of Pride.

Here we talk to a few of the fabulous people who made up this year's Pride parade:

Palmer Lamb, 44, costumer

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If you could legalize one illegal thing, what would it be?

Drinking in the park.

If you could legalize another type of marriage, what would it be?

I think marriage should be between consenting adult people. But corporations are people, right? Maybe corporations.

From left to right: Alex Carasso, 21, student; Erin Duff, 22, student; Shelby Backman, 22, lab technician, Aaron Giannini, 21, graduated

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If you could make one other kind of marriage legal, what would it be?

Shelby: polyamory.

All: polyamory.

Christine Redor, 17, student and volunteer; Devin Redor, 17, student and volunteer

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If you could legalize one illegal thing, what would it be?

Devin: Eating oranges in the bathtub. That's illegal in California for some reason.

Christine: Public nudity.

If you could marry a person, place or thing, what would it be?

Devin: A banana.

Christine: Nothing.

Jimmy Matthews, 55, pool and spa equipment fixer

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If you could legalize one illegal thing, what would it be?

Nudity. I like to go around naked.

If you could marry a person, place or thing, what would it be?

Lady Gaga. She likes to go around naked too. I fixed her pool equipment; she's pretty cool, believe it or not.

Kimmie Sparks, 23, retail associate; Sitty Muktari, 22, retail associate

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If you could legalize one illegal thing, what would it be?

Both: Nudity.

Kimmie: I don't like clothes.

If you could marry a person, place or thing, what would it be?

Sitty: A billionaire.

Kimmie: My true love.

Kyla Krehoff, 21, Jamba Juice employee; Cassie Floroios, 26, Red Robin server

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If you could legalize one illegal thing, what would it be?

Kyla: I'd make a day where everybody had to sing everything they said.

If you could marry a person, place or thing, what would it be?

Kyla: Cassie.

Cassie: Kyla.

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