Friday, March 6, 2009

Pride is Go!

I just finished registering for the SF Pride Parade. (Okay, I didn't finish registering, as there is a "checklist" of forms and things I have to complete...but I paid a fee, and that's what matters, right?) So here you have it: History will officially be made. The only question now is, will you be there when it happens? I met with DJ yesterday and we estimated how many fine folks might be joining us in the parade. I was glad to discover that it's realistic to say we'll have 50 people, if a number of asexuals bring a few allies. Have I emphasized that we'll have lots of allies marching with us? So if you're worried about being outed, don't be...there will be enough friends of asexuals in the group to keep our individual orientations somewhat mysterious. And you don't need to go through a special training or anything to be an ally. If you're down with the A-Team, that's all you need. I'd like to think most of us know at least one person who might fit that description.

It's happening! I'm excited! Anyone want to get on that corporate sponsorship with The Purple Store? (They have a bumper sticker that says, "Anything purple is mine. Everything else can be dyed or painted." Whoa.) Just kidding...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great, good luck! The Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras here in Sydney, Australia is going to start in a couple of hours and the atmosphere in the streets around here is so happy and loving! I guess people are pretty awesome sometimes.

Ily said...

Ooh, have fun! :-)

The Impossible K said...

Ooh! I'm WAY excited... and this reminds me... I need to get my act together and help organize a mass migration of NW AVENites to SF for this... :)

Queers United said...

Ily I am very proud of you, this is MUCH needed at pride. PLEASE take pictures and video. This is truly history in the making and very exciting.

Lanafactrix said...

Oh man, I would so march with you if I were close enough.

KC the MoUsY spell-checker said...

All the best with the parade!

I went on the Sydney Mardi Gras parade.

We didn't have a float for asexuals, but I was determined to get in with my "Asexuals Party Hardest" t-shirt. So, I went with the cross-campus float.

My t-shirt proved to be popular. I had people asking to take photos of it, and many people said it's cool. I'm glad I went.

Someone asked me if I'm really asexual (or if I was just wearing the t-shirt because I like it). I told her yes, I'm asexual. She gave me a hug and said "I hope that's not too personal. Asexuals want to be loved too, right?". I'm glad she's understanding.

Next year, I hope there'll be a float for asexuals (and allies). (Meaning I'll probably have to organise it. I'll see if I can find the time.)

Queers United said...

omg your comment form hates me, i always leave messages and they dont show.

take 2:

Ily I am so proud of you for having the courage to stand up and make history, if I was there I would def be proud to march with you guys. This is very exciting take lots of pictures and videos!

willendork said...

This is so awesome. It is looking more and more likely (for better or worse) that I will be in CA for the summer, in which case you can count me in. Whoo!

Ily said...

*IS EXCITED!* And hearing you all's excitement is great!

Lia said...

Congratulations! I'm so proud of you! It should be a great day :-)

Ily said...

*blush*

gatto said...

Hehe the Purple Store is funny. It makes me thing of the "Steam" video where Peter Gabriel is dressed like a pimp in a purple suit.

He's funny.

Ily said...

It's very funny...why does no other color get its own store?

gatto said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1XNlAQypLY