Next week is the Utah Pride Festival.
Until about 5 years ago, I'd not been to our pride festival, thinking it would not be my cup of tea. To be honest, I thought the worst of it; and probably can guess what most in Utah think. But it's actually quite a nice event, and family friendly too, with only the need to avert your eyes (or gawk) a couple times, not unlike our state fair :-). We spend most our time in the kid's area getting our faces painted and watching the performers. They had a magician last year that had Brian in stitches. It's just nice to be in a place where you can relax, touch your husband on the shoulder without second guessing the mob around you, and feel a sense of community, a sense that is often taken away from gay men and women in Utah.
Anyway, the events calendar is here.
On Sunday, just between the "Destroying Your Neighbor's Marriage in 5 E-Z Steps" seminar, and the "Are You Rebelling Against the One True God(TM) to Your Full Potential?" workshop will be a parade, maybe even a "fabulous" parade. We'll be there, along with the grandparents and maybe an aunt and cousin or two.
After the parade, I was wondering if anyone from the blogs would like to get together, put face to font. If so send off an email and we'll try to set up a tiny MoHo blog convention. If you have trouble finding me, I'll be the guy in the high cut daisy dukes with a pink T-shirt tied in a knot in front. If that's too vague, just shout my name. And no worries, if you stick near us, I can use my secret gay code signals to keep the roving bands of leather men from carrying you away (unless that's your sort of thing... in which case, though, I doubt you're reading this :-)).