"I am a face of Pride!"
Lexington had its second annual Pride festival on Saturday, and boy, was it a sight to see! What seemed like thousands upon thousands of GLBT people and supporters descended upon Cheapside Park in the heart of downtown (though a few of them in the morning were looking for the Farmers Market - "Pride festival? You mean like GAY Pride?!")
The music was great. The design. All of the gay bars had excellent afterparties, discounts, etc.
Flowrider's Lexington Pride Highlights:
- When we first arrived, Sean and I saw a little boy, perhaps four years old, marching around with a rainbow flag. It absolutely melted my heart.
- Sean and I sat on the old Court House wall, looking out over the massive crowd while Sexual Disaster Quartet played James Brown. It was a sight to see - SO MANY PEOPLE came out as a part of or in support of this community.
- Met SO MANY great people with whom I definitely plan to hang out soon.
- AVOL (Aids Volunteers) hosted the Red Party following the Pride festivities. Amazing - outdoor dance club atmosphere. Lights. Music. GoGo Dancers. Nuff said.
- And a possibly special someone. :-)
In all, this weekend was an amazing experience - my first Pride ever, and I think an extremely important experience as I continue to further explore and own my sexuality.