willular saidMy first pride was last year in Oklahoma City. Surprisingly enough, it was huge. thousands of people. the BF and I were part of about 8 military gay/lesbian couples who were the grand marshall's of the parade. it was awesome. Never in my dreams did I think I would be allowed to go to a pride event, let alone be in the front of the parade. awesome experience!
If I'd been there seeing you and "about 8 military" I'm sure I'd teared up, because, Yeah--never in my dreams.
it was a great time -- i met a really cool lesbian couple from my base! we've stayed in touch since then.
i didn't even know what i was getting myself into. they said they were looking for military folks to be a part of it; so i said "sure"....then they wanted the BF....then they wanted a uniform lol!
i asked our legal office about it -- just finally said , "fuck it, I need clarification before I do anything" and they treated me with respect and gave me a solid answer without it turning into anything awkward.
the Gayly (the local newspaper) did an interview and everything abotu DADT coming to an end and all that stuff. everything was just awesome. I don't think it'll ever be better.