Pride’s fun. Reeaally fun. The entire city gets covered in rainbows and unicorns, hot strangers from parts unknown descend upon your local bars and you get to party like it’s 1999, 1989, 1979 and 2009 all rolled up into one all in the same weekend and sometimes even in the same night! It’s a good time of the year. We’re big fans.
But all that partying isn’t for everyone. It’s great when you’re at that time in your life, but for those who aren’t there yet, for those who are totally over it, for those who can’t be around it anymore, and for a whole bunch of others, it can be a little uncomfortable. That’s why we’re promoting our event as a true all ages affair that genuinely welcomes youth, families, seniors, sober folks and all other people who might not want to be around intoxicants.
Hey, don’t get us wrong. We love to get drinks and if you catch us at the after party at El Rio, we might even get you a shot. Especially if you’re cute! But while we’re in the park and we’re in the middle of the serious business of creating trans space for all of us AND raising trans awareness in more mainstream culture, we’re gonna stay away from the fun flask and we’re hoping you’ll do the same.
There will be plenty of opportunities and way more appropriate places that weekend and even that night to get your drink, your party and your everything else on. So do us a favor and leave those things for after the march, huh? It might even be refreshing to actually remember the March the next day. Weird concept, right?