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Comment by vegantiger on June 18, 2012 at 1:45pm

The Toronto Pride Parade is coming up this weekend and I fully intend to be there this year. We've managed to miss it the last several years because of job issues, but we're going to make it this year. Definitely will be at the trans march! Probably a million people or so showing up so it should be quite the party! Then the Mississauga Pride Parade is two weeks later so that will be fun as well since it's in the city I currently live in. We did manage to make it to the Kitchener pride parade last year but it was cancelled due to lightning storms. Sucked. Wasn't even re-scheduled which didn't make sense so we tweeted and FB'd for people to just meet at the local GLBT hangout/bar and had a full day and night of dancing! :-

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 17, 2012 at 11:16pm

Yea for Kameron Slade!  He's adorable and has a GREAT speech.  I just want to take him out for a hamburger and a chocolate shake. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 17, 2012 at 6:43pm

TFA, I hope you'll take some pics and post them!

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The worlds most awesome 5th grader, Kameron Slade, will get to make his speech after all.  cbs.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 17, 2012 at 11:48am

Pride parade is next week here in Chicago.  I'm kind of surprised Portland has their pride parade in direct competition with Father's Day.  Like you, I'm also a bystander.....great people watching, which is a great pastime in itself.  Last year's parade in Chicago was absolutely insane.  Usually there's between 400,000 to 500,000 people, but last year they estimated close to 750,000 showed up.  The weather was picture-perfect which tends to bring out more people.  Too many people crammed into the relatively small area of Boystown.  It presented such a dangerous problem with overcrowding that this year they've changed the parade route (first time in over 25 years) and extended it to spread out the crowd. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 17, 2012 at 10:52am

Anyone going to Pride events?  Yesterday I went to the Portland Oregon Pride festival.  Not sure what to say - glad it happens.  I'm more of a bystander observing people.  Seemed like there was a lot of "attitude", and grungier than I remember Portland being for a long time.  Did not seem all that celebratory.  Pride parade is today - maybe better?  If other half gets out of bed early enough, he wants to go, so we'll see.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 17, 2012 at 9:00am

TFA, I should probably be the one apologizing.  I didn't mean to be overly morose - it just was what it was.  I like the dark humor of the Addams family too.  A lot of people had/have it a lot worse, and I came through my experiences OK.   In the long term, if we are lucky, life is still what we make of it.  There's been plenty of time after that childhood for me to make a different life for myself, and I did.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 17, 2012 at 12:29am

Sentient, I'm sorry I dragged up a bad period in your life.  I've always enjoyed the dark humor of the Addams Family, so I was approaching your reference with levity and lightheartedness.  I had no idea the morbid aspect was actually real for you, so I apologize to you.  You've related quite a dreary story.  Thanks for being so open and for having the courage to share it.   

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 16, 2012 at 9:20pm

TFA, actually that part was kind of grim.  I had an uncle like Fester.  He died of stomach cancer when I was 14.  I had a cousin whose mother hooked her up with one of those dog leashes that you screw into the ground, and let the dog run around in circles barking.  Only it was Nancy.  I never saw that, but my great aunt swore that's why Nancy was different.  Nancy was held back in high school, and graduated the same year as my older brother.  The running high school joke was that if the 2 of them got married, they would "keep it all in the family"  People would ask if I was related and I would saw, "how interesting, they DO have the same last name as mine".   I originally had a big extended family, but every year around Xmas one of them would die.  When I was 15 my mom confided in me, "I wonder who it will be this year?" I was worried that they wouldn't warn the next victim in advance, and that meant it might be me.  That year it was my grandfather's sister.  Everyone but me had the flu, so I had to choose the casket and flowers, and arrange the funeral.  I think white poinsettas make a strikingly beautiful arrangement on a white casket with silvery handles.  I could go on.  For what it's worth, it was a LOT more normal than Augustin Burroughs life.  Never once did they farm me out to a shrink with a pederastic son.  Not once.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 16, 2012 at 7:52pm

The Addams Family?!!  That's really cool.  You need to explain that one to us. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 16, 2012 at 7:44pm

Awesome family life!  That's wonderful.  Mine was more like a cross between 'The Waltons" and "The Addams family".  Not to complain.  I mess them.

 

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