A year ago I moved to my state’s capital which has given me a lot more opportunities, including being really close to a Pride event! Today I drove 30 minutes to be part of an annual Pride event.
I didn’t know anyone there, but I jumped in and volunteered to hold the green section of the pride colors at the front of the parade right behind the parade marshal!! I met some fun, cool people, and it felt great to be part of this event.
I was expecting protesters, but there wasn’t one in sight! Either the state is becoming more accepting, or no one wanted to brave the 100 degree heat to protest. ;)
The only drawback was the oppressive heat and humidity. I think the event needs to be moved to March, when we won’t be at risk for heatstroke! Arkansas summers don’t fuck around! 18 months ago