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What a Rainbow!!
NSP and Chicago's Gay Pride Parade 2002

Wow! What a full day, weekend even of skating. Practice and a photo shoot of Team Rainbo (see those photos) in the morning then rushing deep into boys town for the Gay Pride Parade.
The Chicago Chapter of National Skate Patrol fully supports any and all sexual preferences and/or gender identity as long as they are practiced with all the requisite safety gear. You know, practice safe skating.


Heidi and Jamie start the parade out by coming out of each others' closet.
Heidi and Jamie start the parade out by coming out of each others' closet.
Heidi, the Bobarazzi and Kevin - in no particular order
Heidi, the Bobarazzi and Kevin - in no particular order
Derek and Nate (?) prepare the cooler for a very hot day
Derek and Nate (?) prepare the cooler for a very hot day
Nah, that car's not moving (not much)
Nah, that car's not moving (not much)
The um, ever-popular Mr. Kevin M.
The um, ever-popular Mr. Kevin M.
Dapper Derek, for the moment playing the gentleman
Dapper Derek, for the moment playing the gentleman
Can there be a better place to catch up then in the middle of a parade. I don't think so.
Can there be a better place to catch up then in the middle of a parade. I don't think so.
Jamie flashing her ... <br> winning smile and a rainbow of beads
Jamie flashing her winning smile and a rainbow of beads
OK so I dig the plaid skirt and boots look. So shoot me, but call me first if that's you.
OK so I dig the plaid skirt and boots look. So shoot me, but call me first if that's you.
Heidi working the crowd
Heidi working the crowd
Derek has finished his time as gentleman as he applies a liberal dose of water to a guy holding an electronic camera.
Derek has finished his time as gentleman as he applies a liberal dose of water to a guy holding an electronic camera.
One of the day's more crunchy rainbows. (Are Fruit loops bad for your bearings?)
One of the day's more crunchy rainbows. (Are Fruit loops bad for your bearings?)
The Bobarazzi and the Bubbleman
The Bobarazzi and the Bubbleman
Refilling the crowd pleaser
Refilling the crowd pleaser
Steve getting down with the crowd. We had many a water fight between our water gun toting skaters and those hidden in the crowd.
Steve getting down with the crowd. We had many a water fight between our water gun toting skaters and those hidden in the crowd.
Such as this young lady; running out of water doesn't stop her look of determination.
Such as this young lady; running out of water doesn't stop her look of determination.
Bob and the Bobarazzi. Sorry for rolling over your foot Bob.
Bob and the Bobarazzi. Sorry for rolling over your foot Bob.
Our dear Patti, looking cool as always.
Our dear Patti, looking cool as always.
Judy, Cathy and (sorry guy) Rob (?) discuss the finer points of skating on wet pavement while dancing and avoiding hordes of Fruit Loop throwing partiers.
Judy, Cathy and (sorry guy) Rob (?) discuss the finer points of skating on wet pavement while dancing and avoiding hordes of Fruit Loop throwing partiers.
Both sides now heard from.
Both sides now heard from.
My Halloween persona Amanda's got nothing on this chic.
My Halloween persona Amanda's got nothing on this chic.
Photo op for Heidi, Kevin and the boys.
Photo op for Heidi, Kevin and the boys.