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29th-Jun-2002 03:47 pm
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Yay, I got damned to hell by real people for the first time in ages!!!

For those not in Columbus, today was the big Pride March down High Street to the State House. Also, this was my first Pride event. I was so dissapointed...it was nothing like the hotbed of iniquity that the Religious Reich portrays Pride Marches to be. I think I saw two sets of unexposed female boobies, and no exposed penis type thingies. Well, I started off standing next to these middle aged queens and their lesbian fag hag, which made the march all the more fun. The ancients are bitchier than we are! Ok, well, the Flagotts marched (this is not an insult, this was their name), a gay band from Cincinnati was there, more drag queens than you can shake a dildo at, bears galore, and my favorites, the leather men. I rather enjoyed getting collared today. And led by a leash. Let's not go there.
So anyway, when we hit Downtown, we meet the protesters. Fun. I can deal with idiots, but one of them had some sign making reference to the recent murder of a drag queen by Samuri Sword. That was rude. Also, one of the best parts was a sign that misspelled disease. I wish to Apollo I had a camera for that one. The signs had the usual nasty comments, with some of the more creative among us holding signs like "I'm not gay but my right wing fanatic boyfriend is", with an arrow pointing at one of the Phelps people. Actually surrounded by that many faggots and dykes, I felt quite safe in waving and cheering when we passed the protesters. Kind of ironic that all we do is bitch about each other unless confronted by people who hate us.
So, then came the festival. I didn't stick around long, mainly because I ran in to a few people I didn't want to see. However, I did get more than a few compliments, which did wonders for my ego. Everyone needs to be told they're desirable once in a while.
All in all, Pride was a lot different than I expected. I'm happy I went and marched though.
Comments 
29th-Jun-2002 01:25 pm (UTC)
Wish I could have been there. :P
29th-Jun-2002 11:23 pm (UTC) - Re:
I wish so as well. In tonight's "I'm awake" post , I'm planning on discussing how I wish certain people would have been there beside me at times.
29th-Jun-2002 08:07 pm (UTC)
Gangrel in a collar.... now there's a sight to see...
29th-Jun-2002 11:17 pm (UTC) - Re:
hehehe:)

I don't ofetn discuss fetish in here since I'm not a ratings whore, but I must admit I rather enjoyed the experience.
29th-Jun-2002 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you were marching at Pride, too. :)
29th-Jun-2002 11:08 pm (UTC) - Re:
It was fun...I can't wait until next year, since I now have a better idea of what to expect:)
30th-Jun-2002 09:00 am (UTC)
And you have a whole year to psych yourself up for it.

Seriously, though, Columbus is a great place to be queer in. There's so much more going on than Pride, all the time. They don't call it "the gay mecca of the Midwest" for nothing. ;)
30th-Jun-2002 11:56 am (UTC) - Re:
Heh. After 7 years in Dayton precceded by around 18 in Urbana, it doesn't take much to impress me.
30th-Jun-2002 05:45 pm (UTC)
Ouch. I came from the East Coast. I took some impressing. :)
30th-Jun-2002 09:25 pm (UTC) - Re:
I'm jealous now. But then, I guess I did have something to do with the anti-discrimination policy at my old high school, so I guess I can be proud of that...
1st-Jul-2002 05:55 am (UTC)
Don't be jealous. :) I went to Catholic school.
1st-Jul-2002 10:55 am (UTC) - Re:
Bless you my child;)
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