June 13, 2006

Out & About

Wendy and I trekked downtown Sunday for the annual DC Gay Pride festival. I do so adore walking the streets holding my girlfriend's hand knowing no one will look twice. It is always such a rush to be surrounded by a horde of other gay and lesbian people celebrating nothing but the beautiful day and the freedom to be ourselves. (You heteros have it good. I hope you appreciate that aspect of your existence. Now share the wealth already. Sheesh.)

The people-watching was primo, as usual. If there is one thing to be said about a gathering of gays and lesbians: we are colorful! And diverse. From the old man in the pink shorts so small his cheeks hung out to the baby dyke with rainbows painted on her face to the big shaggy bear with no shirt and leather shorts to the drag queen in full regalia to the everyday queerfolk like Wendy and me and all shades of gray in between.

Favorite item of clothing I'd never seen before: Utilikilts, cargo kilts for men! Have you seen those things? Practical and fashionable at the same time. Especially when worn by enormous manly-men with hairy legs and army boots.

Favorite purchase of the day: the necklace pictured above. It's all rainbowy and dainty and smooth. Ooh la la.

Favorite sticker of the day: Mind your own marriage.

Favorite sentiment on a t-shirt (hat tip to Meg who handcrafted this gem expressing her take on our Virginia state slogan):

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Sam said...

What a fantastic t-shirt!!
Glad to hear you had a great time in DC. :)

J said...

Utilikilts look good on women, too. I LOVE mine, I often wear it with a shirt and tie.

Anonymous said...

Love your necklace! The Virginia slogan is too true... unfortunately

Middle Girl said...

Oooh, love the utilikilts. I'm not a short/skirt person, this might be a happy compromise. T-Shirt, yes. necklace beautiful.

I'm looking forward to our Pridefest a week from Sat. and although I'll be sans gf, it will be fun, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

I love that necklace. Glad you were able to be affectionate in public.

Geeky Dragon Girl said...

Walking hand in hand with your honey is certainly a privilege not enjoyed quite enough. That reminds me, I need to look up when the pride festivals are around here.

Val said...

Glad you had a fun time! The only way people are gonna get used to us being affectionate in public (within reason - but holding hands should be and IS fine) is to just DO it. We let people force their bigoted ways upon us and it modifies our behavior.. it's SO wrong.

Melodee said...

I must report that I've seen those kilts on men in the Pacific Northwest. And I can't stop staring and wondering. It's not a good look, if you ask me.