Saturday, June 30, 2007

Gay Pride Parade!!

We had a great time today! There were so many people and they were all so nice and free spirited. I really enjoyed myself and I know Bob, Bree and the boys did as well. There weren't as many people as we had hoped and while we got a lot of people that we can refer to other firms, not a lot that will be for us. But that is not a bad thing, referrals to other firms brings files referred to us, so not a total loss. Although I think Bob and I spent way too much time printing information that people didn't care about.

So I was running late, as always but we made it there with plenty of time. It was sooooo hot and we were all dripping. Luckily, Bob brought towels so we all got to wipe down every once in a while. The boys behaved perfectly and I was really proud of them. Nick listened really well all day and was really a good boy. We walked around a little after the parade and got to see a great stand for families trying to adopt. They had bouncers and some water fun which Nick really enjoyed. I signed up to help and hopefully when the Bill is in Florida for voting again, it will be passed and anyone will be able to adopt. Currently the law is against Gays in the state and they can't marry, adopt but, ironically, they can do foster care. Hopefully it will change next year so that some of these families already around and wanting to be started can be complete.

There weren't a ton of protesters. A few in the beginning and then they were corralled into a specific area after that. The first guy had a loud speaker phone but you couldn't hear a thing since a lesbian couple behind him had a siren sounding on her speaker phone. SOOOOO funny. Hopefully I am not offending anyone, but it was really enjoyable to watch it. There was one church that was in the parade supporting gays and they have a lot of members and are considered an Affirmative Church. Can't remember the name though, sorry. Overall, we had a great time and did a lot of stuff. The kids were pooped and really hot but it was fun. We will definitely be there next year!

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***LIZ*** said...
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Sarah said...

Looks interesting!

redshoes595 said...

I agree with Liz totally. I don't agree in the slightest with their choices and don't feel they deserve special treatment for a choice they make but protesting is so stupid. They just make themselves look like totaly idoits.

The Pickups said...

Hello found your blog through emily loria. Anyway. Not sure which city your pride was held in I live near san francisco and have never been to pride. I have always wanted to go. Are you the lawyer? Not sure what you are trying to pass. I agree with gay marriage and adoption. I would hope ANY loving couple could show love to a child in need. Teach and guide a child. Be an idol and a hero to a child. Be everything the child has never had before. I don't see how people can judge someone else for their choices that only affect them. Protests make no sense to me. Mother Teresa said" If you judge people, you have no time to love them"

all the best
lisa pickup