This year Rochester Pride celebrates 40 Fabulous Years, an occurance known as a Ruby Jubilee. Any friend of Dorothy (from the Wizard of Oz) knows she is famous for her ruby red slippers. The Gay Alliance puts its own unique spin on this concept as this year the Pride theme is: “There’s No Place Like Pride.” As I reflect on the progress of our LGBT community, I am exceptionally proud. We have passed marriage equality in 12 states, polls show that over 50% of the population support same sex marriage initiatives, and we recently saw the historic Supreme Court ruling which declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. The 40th year of Pride brings many big changes and fun new activities along with the traditional popular events. Flag Raising Ceremony Fri., July 19, 2013; 6:00 – 7:00 PM Manhattan Square Park Join me as I assist “ringing in” the official beginning of Rochester Pride. We will gather together to celebrate the kickoff of our wonderful Pride events. ...Read More
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