San Diego is a beautiful city. Hillcrest is a beautifual. Balboa is a beautiful park. All of it has horrendous parking. On the other hand, it's a sign of how many people were there to support Pride. I parked nearly thirty minutes from the destination and I could see the wide range of people who chose to attend. I myself came from Riverside, which was a good idea since I didn't want spend anymore time in the Inland Empire's desert heat. People from Long Beach, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino were there too. Of course you have people from even further there: I over heard to Serbians, and a Russian.
The local business showed their support with rainbow flags displayed infront of their shops. They were all opened, especially the cafés, the resturants, the bars, and the clubs. I was very astonish to see all the ethnic shops there, from Phở to Thai food, there was niche for almost anyone.
Wide ranges of the people was also a positive sight. I want to especailly note the numbers of families that chosed to attend. Patriarchal zealot organizations like the American Family Association and the Focus on the Family are always saying how "anti-family" LGBT events are. So why was there so many families there? Both straight and gay families were there enjoying themselves and having fun. Children were everywhere. For something supposedly "anti-family" a lot of family were having a good time. Ethnicity and minorities were also well represented. It seems to me that minorities better understand eachothers because of our similar expriences with the dominate society.