Anyhoo, in honor of Pride Week 2013, here are some highlights from things I wrote last year:
Pride Week starts today, of course.
Pride Week is when San Francisco nearly turns in to Disneyland, The Happiest Place on Earth.
I remember way back in the late nineties going to a dyke bar with Nadja K and a bunch of her friends and kissing and hugging every single girl or guy on our way to the bar to order drinks. When Nadja and I finally got our drink orders in, Nadja looked at me and said, "I love Pride Week, everyone loves everyone."
"You will feel so much better."
"To the gay community all over this state, my message to you is: So far a lot of people joined us and rejected Proposition Six and now we owe them something. We owe them to continue the education campaign that took place. We must destroy the myths once and for all, shatter them. We must continue to speak out, and most importantly, most importantly, every gay person must come out. As difficult as it is, you must tell your immediate family. You must tell your friends, if indeed they are your friends. You must tell your neighbors. You must tell the people you work with. You must tell the people in the stores you shop in. You ... And once they realize that we are indeed their children, and we are indeed everywhere, every myth, every lie, every innuendo will be destroyed, once and for all. And once, once you do, you will feel so much better."
Everyone out there on Sunday, have a wonderful loving VERY SAFE time!