What Orlando Pride Meant To Me

A lovely post from a gay British blogger about his experience at Orlando, Florida LGBTQ Pride. Sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes and ears to truly capture an event like this. Read the post, you won’t be sorry!

Kevin Paterson

I have been to Pride events before, and they have almost had the power to make me feel me feel very emotional. In an idea world there would be nood need for them, as in a way it’s self-imposed segregation. It’s like we’re creating an event that points our our differences from the straight world whilst in the pursuit of equal rights. But as things stand right now, I still find them very necessary. Things have moved on such a long way over the last ten years or so. In the last year alone I have watched two of my best mates get married, and another two become parents through adoption. Pride events really celebrate those changes to society. There’s still some way to go, but LGBT rights seem to be at an all time high.

My partner and I were recently on holiday in Florida. We weren’t aware when…

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