So, it's June, once again! That means it's Pride Month! Woohoo! Ok, so what are you all doing? Parades? Events? Anything? What if you don't live in a large city? Is there anything going on where you are?
I went on the Brooklyn Pride March yesterday. It was fabulous. I went with my dojo(karate school). It was mostly people from the women's program, but two others from the teen girls class went with me. We had so much fun. Every few blocks, the whole parade stopped so that we could do katas(choreographed techniques done in a group) and blocking systems in the middle of the street. The ickiness of the evening is that I saw the man who raped me there. I don't think he saw me, but it was ok, because he wasn't exactly going to come anywhere near me- I was surrounded by 30 feminist martial artists who would have seriously kicked his butt if he tried anything.
I don't think Phoenix actually does anything this month, no parades or anything as far as I can tell. There was a big one a while ago in April or March and Ru Paul was there, but a huge storm ruined the entire afternoon.
It was in the Margaret T. Hance park behind the library so there were all these soggy and tired gay and bi people hanging out in the entrance to the library. It was really funny--many of the librarians are very open-minded but some of the people with their kids got scared of the people in drag.
I must say, though, I don't think anyone under fifteen and above three went. I was probably one of the few teenagers there and got some strange looks and a couple of interesting questions. One guy asked me if it was as hard for me at school as it was for him, and that really made me think. The world has come a long way, but still has some to go.
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Pride already passed for us It was the same day as this big alternative rock concert with like, 14 bands, being thrown by the local alternative radio station, so everyone went to that instead of Pride But I started going to the GBLT youth group which is fun, heehee. I think this month I'm also going to gay skate night, and I can't skate for crap but it'll be fun to watch me fall
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