Friday, June 26, 2020

50 Years of Pride

It was only 50 years ago that the first Pride March took place. It's been nearly 57 years since Martin Luther King Jr. spoke  his famous words, "I have a dream" at the March on Washington. And it's been 100 years since women won the right to vote. That doesn't sound like a long time, does it?

There's so much change going on in our country, and I look back at moments like that: the first Pride march, the civil rights march on Washington, the Suffragette movement, and I am inspired by all those amazing folks who've blazed trails before us.

Since the Pride Parade isn't happening this year, I wanted to share with you the magic of last year's World Pride. It was seriously amazing! The entire island of Manhattan was filled with cheers and rainbows.

I'm under 5 feet, so there's only so much I could see of the parade, but it didn't matter. I was surrounded by love. Happy Pride!