(May 22, 2005) -- Crowds lined Ocean Blvd. from Temple to Alamitos Aves. on May 22 for LB's 22d annual LB Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade.
LBReport.com provides expanded photo coverage below.
Colors on horseback.
LB Lesbian and Gay Pride, Inc. had one of the lead floats.
At the head of the float, the sign says "Equal Rights, No More, No Less."
The Founders' Float.
LB Mayor Beverly O'Neill, parade Grand Marshal, with C.J. Derby of LB Gay & Lesbian Pride, Inc.
LBPD Chief Tony Batts rode in this "hot rod" police car.
1st district Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal and former Councilman Evan Braude.
3d district Councilman Frank Colonna.
6th district Councilwoman Laura Richardson. (Our aging digital camera malfunctioned, costing us a better shot, for which we apologize.)
We tried to get the attention of 7th district Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga...but she couldn't hear us.
8th district Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, holding a sign saying "Neighborhoods First."
4th district Councilman Patrick O'Donnell.
State Senator Alan Lowenthal.
Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza
LB School Board member Suja Lowenthal.
LB Community College Board of Trustees members:
In the car: Dr. Thomas Clark, Diane McNinch and Doug Otto (foreground in snazzy shorts).
On the bike: Roberto Uranga.
"The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence."
"L.A. Boys of Leather."
LBHUSH2, the grassroots airport monitoring and neighborhood advocacy group, had an entry stressing Quality of Life.
2d district Councilman Dan Baker.
This was one of several entries reflecting corporate support.
Southern California Edison.
Dancers on a condom maker's float left little to the imagination.
The woman's sign says, "My son is gay and that's OK."