Celebrating Gay Pride in San Francisco
This past weekend my wife and I took our 17 year-old daughter down to San Francisco for the weekend to experience Pride weekend. She is a lesbian and has a hard time meeting others where we live so we wanted her to know what it felt like to be around lots of others like herself.
We arrived in the City on Friday night and headed out for dinner in North Beach. Then on Saturday we spent the afternoon at the festival that was being held at the San Francisco Civic Center. There were bands and booths and lots of people having fun. There were also quite a few fully naked men walking around which I had warned my daughter about. We’re not really a prude family so we enjoyed the sense of freedom for everyone to be themselves.
Sunday morning was the parade. We got a great spot on Market Street sitting atop a couple of newspaper boxes. The parade was long and we left before the end of it but we saw a good 2 1/2 hours of it. Our daughter had a wonderful time but I think she’ll enjoy herself more next year when she’s 18 and perhaps goes with a girlfriend.