Attend a Rural Gay Pride Event

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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