Columbus Pride Weekend draws over 200,000 people each year.
This year, Robb and I were among them.
We managed to find a spot in the masses along the parade route to view the 2.5 hour long spectacle in the 90+ degree blazing sun. The number and the good nature of all of the revelers was just astounding, especially considering the heat. It was awesome to be surrounded by so much positive energy. And even though we heard rumors of protesters outside the festivities, and though a few even made their way into the parade, the message of the day was, overwhelmingly, one of love. Drag queens, gay flag teams, burlesque performers, churches waving banners proclaiming "God loves everyone!", people and groups of all sorts and types joined together in a giant celebration of individuality and acceptance.
It was a beautiful thing.
I was proud to be a part of it.
|Cher and her boys, representin'.|
|The "Flaggits". Awesome.|
|Miss Gypsy USA|
|Bat N' Rouge - Drag Queen Softball Team|
|Pride 2012 Spirit!|
|Jim's T, a father's day gift from his daughters, was the hit of the day!|