A Day in Gay America
BY Advocate Contributors
October 28 2011 4:00 AM ET
3:13PM Walloon Lake, Wis. (above left) Jeff Wood shares a quiet moment with his English sheepdog, Trixie, the day before she is put to sleep.
3:15PM San Francisco (above right) Graphic designer Leigh McLellan (right) and friend Georgette hop on a vintage Italian streetcar on Market Street.
3:53PM Des Plaines, Ill. (above left) Attorney Timothy Reuter reads to his son Zeke, who loves trains, at the local library. “We found this book that made the ‘chug-a-chug’ sound,” he says.
4:00PM Des Moines (above right) Presidential candidate Fred Karger demonstrates his roasting skills at the Iowa State Fair.
4:04PM Carrboro, N.C. (above left) Biological Sales specialist Lauren with daughter Ariel and Lauren’s partner, Angela, getting ready for a ride.
4:20PM New York City (above right) Canadians Ian Mahaffy (right) and Peter Locker wed in Central Park surrounded by happy onlookers. “When the minister announced we were husbands, the entire park exploded with applause,” they said.
4:24PM Manistee National Forest, Mich. (above left) Lesbian author Kim Baldwin cruises through the north woods of Michigan in the dreamy ’75 Porsche 914 she inherited from her dad. “It’s guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing,” she says.
4:35PM Washington, D.C. (above right) Jay Price aboard the Temptress with his dog. “A man’s best friend, who shows unconditional love without judgment,” he says. “Oh, what we could learn from our pets in how to treat other people.”
4:45PM Oklahoma City (above) Postal carrier David Frizzell (left) and HIV prevention case manager Chuck Longacre come home after a long day at work.