My moment. Sunday 6:15 PM 4-4-04, and by order of the mayor, it was
official Gay and Lesbian Pride Day, for the first time in Phoenix history. It was the second day of pride, and there could be no rainbow without rain was the common feeling. Rain had indeed pushed our party off one day, but that just gave us an extra day of Pride. The rain threatened this day too, but our Queer spirit could not be crushed THIS WAS PRIDE! The thunderstorms were now in the west, blocking the sunset, but the black clouds were rimmed in molten gold and silver. In the
foreground of this scene, a huge American flag stood proud and high upon the hill, spread out in the wind that was now pushing the storms away. THUMP, THUMP, THUMP, Cheer, THUMP, THUMP, THUMP. This was the last of many songs, the last moments of a very Queer weekend, two days of rain, rainbows, dance, and bliss. Just then a golf-cart carrying a massive Proud Mary passed under Old Glory, and her Gold and Silver framed stars and stripes. In this moment I found myself-- In this Glorious Golden-Silver, Red White Blue, Rainbow, and Thumping Gay Heartbeat of a moment-- I was Rev, and I was gay.
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