Thursday, June 12, 2014

Why I Marched with Pride

On Saturday, June 8, 2014 I marched in my first Pride Parade, Capital Pride in Washington DC. It was AWESOME. Seriously! Never have I had so many people (upwards of 100,000) yelling at me "We love Mormons!" and wanting to high five or hug me. I went to show my support and love. The love and support that I got back was overwhelming. I met some great new friends. I definitely plan on going back next year. You should join me!

My Poster

 The theme of the parade this year was "Build our Bright Future." I wanted to match the theme and to be original with the poster I carried. I got on and searched the scriptures for "bright." Most of the hits that came up involved swords being bright...not exactly what I was looking for to convey love. But Doctrine and Covenants 50:24 also hit "and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day." I decided to go with that. The "perfect day" could be the day that we all live together in love and peace.

I think it worked OK, but I did get some people saying "...uh...I don't get it." Next year I will not try to be clever. I'll just draw a big rainbow colored heart on a poster, and maybe "who needs a hug from a Mormon?" on the other side. It's about showing love, not being unique.

So seriously, come and join me next year! It's a great experience.


Cory said...

You are awesome. I never would have thought of it.

TGD said...
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TGD said...

Wow, the only year I didn't participate just happen to be the year you were there.

I would love to have said hello, reminisce about the good old days at USU, etc.

I regret not going now.

Jamie said...

@TGD, yeah, would have been really cool to see you, and talk about old times. Next year, perhaps? Or we should get together sometime before that. Kinda ridiculous that we've lived so close for so long without getting together.


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