We attended the Pride in the Plaza activities on Sunday, and were very pleasantly surprised by the large turnout and by the obvious amount of planning that had occurred to put it on. We hadn’t attended these yearly events for quite some time, but this year was special: My partner/spouse and I had married earlier in the month, after 43 years of waiting, and we felt that going to this event was a great way to celebrate that milestone in our lives.
Those who were there included not only gays and lesbians, but our many “straight” supporters as well. There were kids and teens, moms and dads and older folks all over the plaza enjoying the men in drag, the excellent music, the flamboyant costumes, listening to the talented female-impressionist doing several numbers and “camping” up a storm, visiting the many booths vending their goods, meeting old friends and making new ones, and on and on.
It was fine way to spend a few hours in the warm weather being part of this great event.