This was in either 1999 or 2000. I liked these guys. They weren't those unrealistic ideals of gay men all skinny and oiled up and dancing on flatbed trucks sponsored by corporations in their once a year effort to sidle up to the pink triangle crowd ("You don't have to suck cocks to drink Diet Pepsi, but it doesn't hurt!"). Even back then, big business was already infecting this local tradition, but amidst the advertisements and senators (Schumer was there. Who knew he was gay?), there were these guys:
Look at them. Just your average everyday men who prefer to have sex with other men. They also like to sing (these men at least), as you can tell from the cut-out notes they're carrying. I can even still hear the song they sang as they marched by me and my camera....
"The sun will come out, tomorrow...."
Long may you march.