“Are you ready?”
With those three words, my partner Carl DeMaio took my hand, squeezed it, and the two of us started down the parade route in this year’s San Diego Pride Parade.
I almost did not walk in the Pride Parade this year.
I want to share with you why – and why I am so glad I did.
First, let’s recall why Pride came to be.
The LGBT community was tired of living closeted lives and we developed Pride events to show that we were, indeed, proud of who we are.