Some folks really get into Independence Day. They dress in the correct holiday colors. They fly flags and banners. They serve themed food and play themed games. There is a grand feeling that all is right in the world. They claim that their hearts swell with joy and honor for a community that has done to protect their freedoms and privileges. It is a beautiful sight to see, the tears at the fireworks start and then the sound of explosive applause when the “Star Spangled Banner” starts to play. The scene of so many different people (often strangers) gathered together in unity and peace for one day of celebration and loyalty.
That is how I feel attending Pride. Well that, and slightly hung over and covered in glitter.