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How do you partisapate in one? Can you just walk allong if you sign up, or is there a longer process? Probabibly not untill I am 18, but I would like to know anyway. I know a big one is in San Fransico, but where else is there one?

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Hi Amber,

I'm sure it varies from place to place. I'm going to two this year - Spokane and Seattle. In Spokane, I'll be a spectator but will be happy to join in for a bit if the atmosphere is right. In Seattle, the local support group will have a contingent and I plan on joining them.

Do you have a local support group that you could contact? I'm sure they'd love to have you come along even if you don't participate in any other way.

Love, Kat

PS - Anyone from Seattle reading this - there's a rally for ENDA at Noon at the Westlake Center this weekend. Can't make it myself, but the more the better!

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Amber,

I assume you are referring to a pride parade and festival, the local trans group i belong to in Cleveland enters the parade each year, Cleveland's pride parade and festival is 22 years old this year and was one of the first in the country, i am not sure if there is an age limit or if you would have to be accompanied by an adult if under 18. For ours you would have to sign up, but there is no charge, and it can be done online.

Your best bet would be to Google <your city> pride to see if they have one.

Most major cities have one, Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago, Detroit etc.

paula

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Guest Hoslers_wife

I'm not sure about your answer but I just wanted to say I could scream I'm so excited for pride this year. Unfortunately Nick doesn't want me to ride this year (even tho im already signed up) Were still arguing about this. lol. What the point of owning a brand new gxr if i can't show off in 'dykes on bikes'? grrr. I'm determined to win this argument. Why does he have to be so careful with me?!!!

If you belong to a queer gruop ask them if they are doing anything for pride and get involved. If all else fails its always fun to watch!

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Guest Donna Jean
What the point of owning a brand new gxr if i can't show off in 'dykes on bikes'? grrr. I'm determined to win this argument. Why does he have to be so careful with me?!!!

Well, Honey....

It's probably because he cares about you a lot...

I wasn't in a GLBT parade on mine, but I did T-Bone a Buick on my Harley when the knucklehead was coming toward me and turned left... Said that he didn't see me...Didn't help much...

Everything hurt like hell...

Careful, Hon......OK?

LOVE

Donna Jean

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YIKES! I bet that hurt! I've never put down and hopefully I'll keep it that way. I never ride in the rain and I'm (almost) always super careful. My whole point is I didn't sink 6 months salary in this bike for nothing. I see your point but dangggg I'm a big kid afterall. Nick is so protective. eh, I still love him! Thank you Donna!

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Portland has a Pride festival, and I'm marching in it with my church. Every year, we rent a big school bus and take half the congregation downtown to march in the parade. It's great fun. :) If you have a chance to go to a pride festival, I highly recommend it.

-BC

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