Pics and Reflections from Boston Pride ’13

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I’m still smiling after the events of the last few days. We celebrated Pride here in Boston; Dirk’s only been living here for a little more than a week so it seemed fitting to celebrate his arrival by taking part in Boston’s biggest and funnest party! But before I show you all the pics from Pride Night at Fenway Park, the Pride parade, the block party, and from all the shenanigans we were up to, allow me be reflective for a moment. After I wrote the phrase “we celebrated Pride” just a few moments ago, I realized that I’d written “Pride” and not “Gay Pride.” That was a bit of a revelation for me, for indeed the event has grown beyond its roots as a celebration of gay men and women into an all-inclusive honoring of all lifestyles, be them gay, lesbian, transgender, transsexual, bisexual, intersex… even straight-but-not-narrow! All individuals and families from all walks of life are, and should be, celebrated. As we march towards obtaining Federal marriage equality (knock wood!), it’s incredible to be able to witness all of this first-hand. The progress we’ve made since Stonewall has absolutely amazing… and the best is yet to come. This is history, folks. Let’s revel in it.

One other thing… it wouldn’t be a Jackman blog post without a promotional tie-in, right? So… if you’ll pardon the awkward segue… Titan takes pride in portraying safer sex in a beautiful, affirming and inspiring way. (See what I did there?) 😉  And they’re having a Pride Sale. You can get 6 DVDs, including compilations, for $69, or individual DVDs for just $14.95… just click here. Phew… now that that’s out of the way, on to the pictures! Enjoy!

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  1. merlemerlot
    merlemerlot says:

    Where did you get your bed from? Your pics look like you and Dirk had a great time. Its nice seeing both you having a good time together… can’t wait to see the next home movie

    Take care

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    • Jesse
      Jesse says:

      As Dirk says: “It started out as a loft bed; the ones I saw in catalogs looked rickety, so I designed it and built it myself to be as sturdy as possible. After two years I got tired of the ladder and hitting my head on the ceiling, so I turned the corner posts upside-down, put the bed at normal bed level, and — looking at those sturdy corner posts — decided that the bed needed a canopy. Then I decided that the canopy should be strong enough to hold a sling, or anything else I might hang from it… I mean, the rest of the bed had demonstrated its ability to withstand ‘human strength’ (by which I mean ‘tying guys to the bed’). It’s completely by accident that the bed is entirely disassembleable, but that’s been to great advantage. It’s also proven to be entirely versatile; I’ve been able to make attachment points pretty much anywhere by moving eye-bolts around. All in all, it’s proven to be far more fun than I ever could have imagined.”

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