Pride is Powerful

I marched in the Austin Pride Parade last night.  It was the second time that I have marched in a parade.  I was with the PFLAG contingent.  I was once again just astounded at all the welcoming and grateful faces in the crowd.  I remember being in that crowd for many years being the welcoming and grateful face.  I am so glad that I can give back now and be that person marching in the parade.

There were thousands of people on the mile long parade route.  There is such power in a crowd which is focused on good.  In these strange political times it is good to remember that just as a crowd can be angry and all that can go with that anger, so too can a crowd be full of love and support and all that goes with love and support.  As the PFLAG motto of the night stated – “Hugs not Hate”.

Thank you for the places where you can give hugs not hate.

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