most times these parades are held in big cities- not the beach
if it was at the beach this would be a bit more understandable. i can't help but think it's more about the "shock value" than it is about gay rights. also, many compare the struggle for marriage equality to the civil rights movement, but little was done for "shock value" back then. it was too serious for levity, and too important for jokes. i'm probably reading way too deep into this, and i do know there's plenty of people at pride dressed normally.