Attend a Rural Gay Pride Event

Published Date Author: , May 31st, 2011

Rural Gay PrideNew York Pride? Check. San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Boston, Portland, Kansas City, Dallas, L.A., Denver, Philly? Double check. Oklahoma City, Bisbee, Anchorage, Bozeman, Wichita, Boise, Flagstaff? Well, uh….

I know, not exactly the top of the list for most of you. Many of us actively fled rural life to get to urban safety. I get that — I was one of them. For a while, anyway. But I want you to consider going to a gay pride event in an out-of the-way place this summer.

Why? Because we need you. LGBT people live in rural America. We work here, go to school, own property, pay taxes, raise families, attend churches, shop and donate to charity. We don’t have a lot of gay bars, LGBT sports clubs, drag shows and neighborhoods where we can hold hands with our partners. Nonetheless, we live here. We love here. We have friends and families here.

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SAN DIEGO PRIDE - Gravatar SAN DIEGO PRIDE said on July 5, 2011, 12:46 am:

Come to the 2011 San Diego Pride “MONSTER BEACH BOAT PARTY”!
San Diego Pride has become one of the largest gay pride celebrations on the West Coast. The annual two-day celebration takes place July 17-18, attracts over 100,000 people to Hillcrest, North Park, downtown and Balboa Park, both gay and straight. Events, parties and rallies take place throughout the area during the event, but the main attraction is Saturday’s Gay Pride Parade, where over 100,000 people line the streets of Hillcrest and Balboa Park to see what can only be described as a fabulous spectacle.

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