London Pride 2008

This post was originally published on, and is reproduced here (primarily to try to keep my writing in one spot).

In my last post I described attending Toronto Pride this year and how much I enjoyed it; yesterday (July 27) I attended a Pride celebration in London, ON (not London, England, you can be sure). It was a fun drive of a couple of hours, and we got to the celebration with hardly a mishap (although the exit was under construction… sigh…!)

I’ve told the story about experiencing Pride in Toronto and in Little Rock, Arkansas. I enjoyed them both. Pride in London had more history than Little Rock’s, and it was less intense than Toronto’s. There’s something good in that. Something more personal. And I think that is what pride should be about: it’s not about glitz, or exhausting yourself, or being one of a million attendees. It’s about enjoying yourself and your uniqueness. I think we should learn to do that every day.

There are more pictures (lots more pictures!) on my flickr site.

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