I Didn’t Drum

I stayed home and worked on my author photo. By the time I was done the parade was long over, but I went out for a walk. On Saturday I’d taken a picture of an empty-but-barricaded Christopher Street, and that was going to be my “before” shot. But they weren’t letting anyone walk down Christopher Street. So …

Gay Pride 2012

I turned and faced the sidewalk. I’m pretty sure I made a big mistake not drumming this year. This is always the happiest gig we ever do, but the mood this year was even more joyous.

Gay Pride 2012

Everywhere I looked were smiling, friendly people. It’s always like this but I swear it felt even more so this year. Oh! Maybe everybody got married this past year!

Gay Pride 2012

This guy totally looks like a samba dancer! I should have asked him if he danced with any of the samba bands, or mine in particular, Manhattan Samba.

Gay Pride 2012

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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