Vermont Pride is Saturday, July 25th. If I'm feeling well enough, I'm going. For a while, we had a BiNet Vermont group, and marched in between the Dykes on Bikes and the Radical Faeries. Then I moved, got sidetracked, etc....

Anyone else attending any Pride activities in your area, or involved in organizing?

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im with you there Dan. I enjoy the pride celebrations but some times it almost seems we spend too much energy trying to be seen as just like any other couple or just like "straight" couples that we're whitewashing the continued inequality we experience. After this year's prop 8 crap I guess im getting more jaded and a little disheartened.
One of the reasons I always enjoyed marching with or near the Radical Faeries is that so many "straight-acting" gay men were just so irritated that the faeries were there, making them "look bad". Same with Dykes on Bikes. Kids loved both groups, which always says a lot to me.

I can understand you feeling jaded and disheartened after this year's Prop 8 crap. I'm sure I'd feel more that way if I didn't live in Vermont.
This year, a lot of folks in Vermont will be excited since there's still momentum from the decision to ratify same sex marriage in the legislature. The excitement of being the first state to ratify civil unions wore off a while ago.

I used to look at Pride events as a sort of family reunion. I didn't get to see a lot of people but once a year at Pride. I moved away, and didn't quite have the success building community that I had in Vermont. Now I'm back, so am hoping I run into some of my old friends. Everyone seems to move around so much, it's hard to keep track.

Pride might be more exciting in parts of the US/world where things haven't improved quite so much. Anyhow, Daniel... you aren't that much older than me. I wouldn't say I'm as excited as I used to be, but I am looking forward to it (health willing).
thanks for posting meabh and happy pride to you! we had ours a couple of weeks ago in hartford and it was every other booth was some kind of christian outreach to the gay community ... I'm glad its there from a diversity standpoint, but at the same time, there were no out atheist representation or for that matter much political representation. that would have been nice.
You're welcome marryann. Thanks! It's been a long time since I've attended Pride in Vermont (over 13 years), so I don't know who will or won't be there with booths. It'll be interesting to see. If I was part of an atheist group (other than online), I'd set up a booth. Maybe next year.
We had our Pride Parade a couple of weeks ago but unfortunately I couldn't make it. :( Which is terrible because Utah is like the official battleground outside of Cali, and we need more straight support.
Not this year , but I wish everyone a happy month!!!





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