Sunday, July 7, 2013

Full of Pride

Civil Courts Building lit up for Pride
Last weekend my spouse and I went to St Louis' Pride event.  What an amazing event it was. I have been to Pride events before, but this one was an out an out celebration.  We cheered, and cheered, and cheered.  My face ached from smiling so much as we watched corporation, churches, and organization march by our spot on the court house steps.  With Natalie next to me I felt empowered.  It was probably the best Pride I have ever been to. 

My Favorite Tee Shirt of the Day
As if to add the hot fudge sauce on the ice cream, Natalie got a memo from her human resources department saying I am now legally recognized as her spouse (  The federal government in record time made all same-sex spouses, regardless of state, eligible for spousal benefits.  I am not going to lie, this recognition is what I have been fighting for.  Now that this goal is reached, I just wish all same-sex couples had these rights.

Supersize Rainbow Flag

I have to say in a very short period of time I have felt my life change in a way that I never thought possible.  We have come so far, now we need to reach the finish line where all us are equal.  Soon, we will be there soon.

River City Casino's Fantastic Balloon Marchers

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