If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. Characters: Billy Kaplan, Cassie Lang, Daisy Johnson, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, and OTA Setting: New York Gay Pride Parade 2011 Content: Pride? Summary: It's Pride New York, time to celebrate!
The streets leading to the main parade route were all ready thick with people. Music drifted through the air, mixing with other beats and the voices and shouts of the crowds until nothing was properly distinguishable beyond a vague beat in the distance. Many people carried water guns to spray the hot crowds down, and the more prepared had brought drinks, some selling them for a profit. Luckily, despite the heat, the intermittent clouds overhead offered some relief.
People had arrived long before the parade to get the best spots, and latecomers would have to stand on stoops, or tiptoe to see everything. The windows of buildings were littered with people, as were the rooftops, for those seeking a birdseye view, and the array of people and personalities that one would come across at street level was almost hard to take in in one go.
There were protesters lined up, as usual, though people didn't seem to be paying them much mind. There were better things to do than bother with the bigots. This was pride, they were here to celebrate and have fun.