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Window Shopping for Marriage Equality


Here in New York, the countdown to the infamous Gay Pride Parade -- taking place this Sunday -- has begun. In addition to that, gay marriage in New York state has been a hot topic in the news, fueling the overall homo-centricity in our fair city. Perhaps one of the most wonderful things about living in New York is the general sense of support, and genuine affection, one feels towards the gay community. New Yorkers aren't easily ruffled by things like drag queens parading down the street or two men or women holding hands (just don't get them started on the MTA or the weather!). So it's quite lovely to stroll around the city and see all the subtle ways that the typically cynical, harsh, and uncaring metropolis opens its arms to us. Take, for example, the storefronts: from Fifth Avenue to the West Village, retailers love to get creative with their shop windows, and this year they are showing their support of the LGBT population. Above, Levi's windows show charming scenes of two men (clad in fetching versions of the Canadian Tuxedos) and two gals celebrating their nuptials. Earlier this year, Marc Jacobs' Bleeker Street shop did the same thing by presenting a wedding scene -- but with a pair of blushing brides and no men to be found. Some days, its little things like this that make New York so special.

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