Today I marched in the Guerneville Gay Pride Parade with SCRRAP–Sonoma County Residents Responsible About Pit Bulls. It happened to be the first Pride Parade I’d ever walked in.
I fall under the category of, “Straight, Not Douchebag.” It’s good to show solidarity with our oppressed brothers and sisters whenever we get the chance. It’s why some friends and I took down a bunch of “YES ON 8” (referring to California’s ballot measure to declare the already-legal gay marriage illegal) plastic signs a couple years ago and wrapped our friends’ wedding gift in them 🙂 Everything is connected, all progressive issues are related to Earth and Animal Liberation. Building alliances with other open-minded, thinking individuals is quintessential for the eco/animal movements.
Guerneville is an awesome little town in western Sonoma County among the redwoods and the Russian River. It’s gorgeous, and they have a strong gay community, so their annual Pride Parade is popular. SCRRAP is a social group for Sonoma County residents who are the guardians of pit bull-type animals, although all dogs are welcome, who want to hang out with other bully-breed lovers and show the community that pit bulls are wonderful, affectionate, safe pets.
The response was wonderful; there were hundreds of people lined up along the main drag through town, and we got so much applause and waves and smiles and love; people even ran in from the crowd to hug and kiss our dogs! We had about 9 pups with us, and 12 humans.