Yesterday was a very long day for my partner Liz and I. It was Cincinnati Pride Day. A medium sized event (as far as Prides go) with around 100,000 people attending.
Our day started around eight in the morning since we also set up a promotional booth for our fall Cincinnati Witches Ball. I stayed in the booth while Liz and a couple others walked in the parade. Doing so, I was able to escape the early showers that ended early in the afternoon.
Since we set up a booth, we had to stay all day until nine at night, so as I wrote, it made for a long exciting day.
|Cincinnati, Ohio Pride Parade|
During the day, I was able to “escape” a couple times and visit the booth the cross dresser – transgender group I am part of too. They did so well they passed out all the information they brought by around four in the afternoon.
Of course what I like about Pride the most were the younger people being able to celebrate being themselves in a totally inclusive environment. The whole day gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling for the future. Once the majority of the old white power dinosaurs finish dying off and the kids take over, they can change the world.
As for me yesterday, by the time the day was over, I was feeling every bit of my nearly seventy years on this planet. Part of me was happy the day was over but another part of me was sad too.
Even though I live my own Pride 24/7, I can’t wait for next year!