Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Seattle Pride 2009

It was an amazing, amazing, experience. I actually walked in the parade, although I'm not going to tell you which float I was with. The sheer number and diversity of groups participating in it was humbling--we're talking gay labor groups, advocacy groups, church groups, small businesses that wanted to be on record as supporting gay rights, fun groups that didn't really have much of an agenda, dancers, marching bands, gay and lesbian cheerleading squads, parents' groups, friends who just got together, got a concept, and marched, trans folks, youth groups, college groups, supporting politicos, clubs, gay cruise events and camp outs, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. It was massive, a true big city gay pride parade, and there were people lining the streets from start to finish, which was maybe a mile in length.

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