This was my first year at Pride. As someone who has struggled with my sexual identity for over 30 years I feel it is important to reach out to everyone who’s sexual identity isn’t what the bulk of world thinks is ‘normal’. Those of us who don’t conform with normal regardless of where they fit should feel like they have somewhere to turn when the rest of the world marginalizes them. In spite of the problems with the path and lack of curb cuts and using up a disproportionate amount of battery power just to get started at the parade I had a wonderful time. I would participate again (now that I am older and wiser).