I'm skipping pride this year. Scheduling didn't work out for Seattle and the New York trip. Technically, I am in New York for NYC pride. However, I am with a family of small children and pride rallies are not easy for small children.
I have no doubt about this decision. However, I love pride. I love any celebration of self and community. It's amazing to get this moment to celebrate and mourn in such a big way.
With no pride celebration for me this yesr, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.
I am thankful for all of the people currently fighting for equality world wide. I am thankful for all of those that have sacrificed for the steps we have taken. If you can, get out and dance with the parades. I will work a extra hard to vocalize my pride this year.