Ladies AND Gentlemen, I ask you to watch this.
· Day 17 - Your first experience with an LGBT organization or event (Day of Silence, Pride, etc).
The first time I ever attended an event where I was overwhelmed and over-the-moon with a large number of queer people was the first time I attended Pensacola Pride. I knew there were going to be a couple thousand people, but I wasn’t expecting such a volume of people.
Seeing tents for a good mile, five to six tents deep towards the water, with flags for gay pride, leather pride, bear, vegan, dyke, transgender and all the respective symbols waving in the wind was empowering. (Made the serious sunburn so worth it.)
· Day 9 - What do you think about LGBT Pride? Is it helpful or hurtful? Encouraged or unnecessary?
No one has ever asked me how I feel about St. Patrick’s Day and my Irish Pride. No one has ever asked me how I feel about Oktober Fest and my German Pride. Why would it be any different for LGBT Pride?
I’m proud of all the colors that run through me to make me who I am. I love taking a moment with others to celebrate that there were people before me and there are people now who have some similar history to me.
Quick Answer: GO GET YOUR PRIDE ON!