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Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:03 AM

My first time at the Gay Parade!

I wanted to go last year but because of feet problems I could not go but always wanted to. So I got together a few co-workers and we went, it was the best parade ever, but wait for it, my two daughters were also in the parade called Carnival Sensations and their group wrap up the parade. I cannot tell you how proud I was to be there to support the cause, even though Canada is not anti-gay, but to see my Caribbean people parading for a cause close to all our hearts. Walls are breaking down!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:04 AM

1. my first parade was in 1997. It was magical and none were ever exactly the same as that one.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:08 AM

2. Hi, this was my first and man, it was wonderful.

I got so mermerised by the many floats and the supporters, it was priceless. Even the RCMP were there!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:14 AM

3. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

 

May you enjoy many more.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:18 AM

5. I did, it was so beautiful and we had front row seats. Unions were there but if

Christy Clark and Harper got their way, the unions will go by by!
Lots of Unions were on parade too!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:20 AM

6. Glad to hear they were out supporting our community.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:21 AM

8. Christy was not there this time, nor was Greg Robertson. Hedy Fry was though!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:24 AM

10. I remember a few years ago we won the right to Marry here in NY a day before pride day.

 

That was magic and emotional. I actually was proud of Cuomo for a moment.

Just a moment though.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:16 AM

4. I think mine was in the late 80s early 90s

in Austin, TX.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:20 AM

7. Was it magical?

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:23 AM

9. Oh, I don't know

Probably not the same experience for me. I remember it was fun. It was a march on the state capital.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:26 AM

11. For me It was sensational, my daughters were in the parade! They ended the parade!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:32 AM

14. Awesome!

Wish we could see pics.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:35 AM

16. I will try to see if I can post some pics, am not good

at that, but I got some good pictures!

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:27 AM

12. I was so young so it was all new.

 


My part of Brooklyn was still very conservative at the time. Changing for the better but it is still not safe to hold hands here.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:30 AM

13. That's changing now. I knew when I was on the skytrain going to dowtown Vancover,

there was a gay couple, guys, and I smiled. Because we were going to the same venue!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:32 AM

15. One day it we will be able to hold hands with who we love everywhere.

 

I welcome that day.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #15)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:38 AM

17. Me too, I welcome the day when people stop being judgemental and accept all human beings for whom

they are. Bigotry needs to go out the door!

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