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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
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
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!!!