Pride stories?

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Pride stories?

Essin' Em Essin' Em
So I missed Philly Pride for a trip up to NYC. I missed Denver Pride for the East Coast Derby Extravaganza. I'm not even sure when Colorado Springs Pride is.

So tell me your Pride stories - did anything fun/exciting/crazy/wei rd happen to you during Pride this year? Maybe you hooked up, met a famous queer, lost an item of clothing, etc...I want to live vicariously through you!

-Essin' Em
07/05/2008
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Quote:
Originally posted by Essin' Em
So I missed Philly Pride for a trip up to NYC. I missed Denver Pride for the East Coast Derby Extravaganza. I'm not even sure when Colorado Springs Pride is.So tell me your Pride stories - did anything fun/exciting/crazy/wei rd happen to you ...
Our Pride isn't until August but I'll be sure to share some wild stories after it.
07/08/2008
Viv Viv
sorry, no fun stories here. no Pride events, for that matter. this far up in new england, it's more like hush up and try not to get lynched
07/08/2008
Essin' Em Essin' Em
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Originally posted by Viv
sorry, no fun stories here. no Pride events, for that matter. this far up in new england, it's more like hush up and try not to get lynched
Really? In New England? I thought that was fairly liberal? Mass, Conn, Vermont and all? That's super sad!
07/09/2008
Viv Viv
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Originally posted by Essin' Em
Really? In New England? I thought that was fairly liberal? Mass, Conn, Vermont and all? That's super sad!
yes, well i'm currently in small-town NH. and i attended college for a while in northern VT, but i left after one too many hate crimes. ugh. can't wait until $ matters are such that we can move somewhere we don't have to lie all the time.
07/09/2008
Essin' Em Essin' Em
Wow. I would never have thought of that. I am so sorry to hear it!

You're always welcome in Colorado
07/09/2008
Viv Viv
no worries. good to hear other areas are more welcoming.
07/09/2008
Cock Wrangler Cock Wrangler
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Originally posted by Viv
yes, well i'm currently in small-town NH. and i attended college for a while in northern VT, but i left after one too many hate crimes. ugh. can't wait until $ matters are such that we can move somewhere we don't have to lie all the time.
A friend of mine recently relocated to small town NH as well. Sounds pretty desolate up there.
EE- most of New England is pretty liberal, except when you get into those small-town isolated areas.
07/10/2008
deceased deceased
I missed Philly Pride too....we had a pride parade in Honolulu on may 30th with maybe 100 marchers at best. No floats, hand made signs. We have no gay community center for the entire state. We have no dyke bars either. One restaraunt has a few lesbian hours on some Friday nights but its always kids on the prowl. Hawaii is tolerant of gay people as long as they are invisible. Off of Oahu, forget about it.
06/15/2009
Reesa Reesa
That sounds really frustrating. I'm lucky enough to have escaped most of the need to hide since high school, although it took me years to escape my internalized homophobia. At this point I can't imagine going back to living in a repressive community.
06/16/2009
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by deceased
I missed Philly Pride too....we had a pride parade in Honolulu on may 30th with maybe 100 marchers at best. No floats, hand made signs. We have no gay community center for the entire state. We have no dyke bars either. One restaraunt has a few ...
HEH I find most places are very tolerant of gays, poly people, swingers, pagans, and transgendered people if they remain invisible and act "normal".
07/21/2009
Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme) Champagne and Benzedrine (Roland Hulme)
Ha! I remember going with my wife to Live8 in London. We were cruising around London and started wandering down the street as part of a large crowd, all heading in the same direction... Then we started seeing some VERY strangely dressed people... And then a bright pink, army tank! And it suddenly dawned on us... Not only was this London pride, but we'd accidentally JOINED THE PARADE!

It was a lot of fun and a great story!

Going to attempt to post a picture:

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07/21/2009
Madeira Madeira
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Originally posted by Essin' Em
So I missed Philly Pride for a trip up to NYC. I missed Denver Pride for the East Coast Derby Extravaganza. I'm not even sure when Colorado Springs Pride is.So tell me your Pride stories - did anything fun/exciting/crazy/wei rd happen to you ...
Well, I went with my friend Stevie and her boyfriend Ted (they're a bi poly couple). I'm a genderqueer high femme dyke (well technically feminine oriented, but no one knows what that means) and um, well we arrived late, but we went to the park and danced and hula-hooped and had lots of fun. Stevie led me and Ted around on leashes for awhile which was nice (I was kinda sad my gf wasn't there that day) but yeah
09/10/2010
mnc5051 mnc5051
Haven't made it to a pride event yet in my life but I am planning to next year, with my gf and I can't wait!
11/02/2010
TexasBrat TexasBrat
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Originally posted by Essin' Em
So I missed Philly Pride for a trip up to NYC. I missed Denver Pride for the East Coast Derby Extravaganza. I'm not even sure when Colorado Springs Pride is.So tell me your Pride stories - did anything fun/exciting/crazy/wei rd happen to you ...
Again, this is an old post, but I'm enjoying seeing some old topics, and, being a "L.I.T" (lesbian in training), I'm loving reading some stories.

I did go to the Houston Pride this year. It was my first, though I've always been interested in going.

It was a HUGE event!!! I think a lot of it was due to the fact that Marriage Equality thru the U.S.A. has passed.

I was happy to see a lot of families bringing their kids, showing them that it's ok to be gay, and to support those that are LGBT.

Though I do know that there will (and was) people that are going to be extreme, like the men I saw in like a Y shaped body thong, barely covering their genitals, I think that, even though it's an open forum, the kids (meaning 25 and under which is the age range that I saw being a bit wild), should keep that sort of thing to the clubs or wherever they hang out BECAUSE of the kids and families that go to these events now. To me, I think "how can you be taken seriously if you're dressing like that?" Maybe that's "old school" thinking, but I do know, and appreciate, all of the gay couples that are thrilled about their rights being put into law, and if you want your cause and status (should you choose to put it out there) respected, you need to put forth a respectful face too.

Again, that's my opinion.......

But yeah, it was fun. My "people watching" skills were on full alert, and I was fascinated and thrilled at seeing almost everyone, and had a blast!!!
07/06/2015
TexasBrat TexasBrat
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Originally posted by Viv
yes, well i'm currently in small-town NH. and i attended college for a while in northern VT, but i left after one too many hate crimes. ugh. can't wait until $ matters are such that we can move somewhere we don't have to lie all the time.
I believe Portland, Maine has had a gay pride event for several years now, even back in 2008. Maine is just a few jumps away from NH. But even a short trip can be a pain in the wallet for sure!!! Been there, have the t-shirt!! LOL Yeah, I get it!

Here it is 2016, and we didn't go to Pride this year (Houston). Due to all of the bad things that happened in CA and FL, and me being a Mom, I had to think about what may happen, and I didn't want to risk it, for my life, and my daughter's sake.

We both decided not to go this year. So it was a mutual one. We wanted to, but it's all good. Doesn't make us "bad gays". LOL
Jul 16, 3:35 pm
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