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14 Jun 2014, 8:09 pm

My wife, daughter and I attended the Pride Parade this afternoon in downtown Spokane, Washington. I'm very happy to say, there was quite a crowd gathered to cheer on the marchers, many of whom were dressed all in good fun in stereotypical gay and drag queen fashions. There was even a truck full of drag queens bearing a sign reading: "Tea Bagging Party," for which I laughed my head off. :lol: Accompanying them were the local county Democrats, the socialist party, and other progressive groups celebrating equality and liberty. The counter demonstration was abysmally small, and was drowned out by the marchers breaking out in song when they tried to condemn them all to hell. One of the dick counter demonstrators had held up a sign reading: "You deserve to die." I think that last demonstrated which side actually represented Christ's real values. Here's a hint - - it certainly wasn't the sign waving homophobes.


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14 Jun 2014, 9:10 pm

:star: :wtg: :star:
taking things several steps further, google stu Rasmussen, the nation's first openly trans-gendered mayor, of silverton OR.



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14 Jun 2014, 10:16 pm

auntblabby wrote:
:star: :wtg: :star:
taking things several steps further, google stu Rasmussen, the nation's first openly trans-gendered mayor, of silverton OR.


I certainly will look him up! :D


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14 Jun 2014, 10:18 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
:star: :wtg: :star:
taking things several steps further, google stu Rasmussen, the nation's first openly trans-gendered mayor, of silverton OR.


I certainly will look him up! :D

there is some controversy as to whether he should be termed "trans-gender" versus trans-vestite, but he had surgery so I am leaning towards the former.



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14 Jun 2014, 10:24 pm

Here is our small but enthusiastic pride parade in Eureka Springs,the gay oasis of the South.
What's really cool is I see no protestors,just happy folks.
I could handle a small parade like this,I should go next time.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ShvQDbDQlk&sns=em [/youtube]


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14 Jun 2014, 10:28 pm

I wish my little wide spot in the road was that advanced.



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14 Jun 2014, 10:31 pm

Misslizard wrote:
Here is our small but enthusiastic pride parade in Eureka Springs,the gay oasis of the South.
What's really cool is I see no protestors,just happy folks.
I could handle a small parade like this,I should go next time.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ShvQDbDQlk&sns=em [/youtube]


That's cool. 8) What state is Eureka Springs in?


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14 Jun 2014, 10:34 pm

Sounds gay.



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14 Jun 2014, 10:34 pm

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I wish my little wide spot in the road was that advanced.


Don't give up hope. Remember, Spokane has a reputation of being too conservative and provincial (especially by us Spokanites), but there are more than enough of us to disprove the stereotype.


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14 Jun 2014, 10:38 pm

If I ever have to move into a town when I get old,it'll be Eureka Springs.Its the prettiest and the most open minded town in the state.Lots of artists,musicians,good food and cool little shops.
http://www.cityofeurekasprings.us/


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14 Jun 2014, 10:42 pm

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If I ever have to move into a town when I get old,it'll be Eureka Springs.Its the prettiest and the most open minded town in the state.Lots of artists,musicians,good food and cool little shops.
http://www.cityofeurekasprings.us/


Certainly sounds like the kind of place to be.


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14 Jun 2014, 10:59 pm

Here in Arkansas,there is also a haunted hotel,The Crescent.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_H ... ,_Arkansas)
Weed is the lowest priority for the cops,the town seems to have it all.


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14 Jun 2014, 11:45 pm

Misslizard wrote:
Here in Arkansas,there is also a haunted hotel,The Crescent.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_H ... ,_Arkansas)
Weed is the lowest priority for the cops,the town seems to have it all.


There's a haunted mansion turned restaurant in Spokane. George Bush Sr. had had dinner there while visiting during his term. There are various other older buildings that are unofficially haunted, including one where the remains of a baby were discovered from - I believe - the 1920's.


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15 Jun 2014, 2:20 pm

Interesting to see what it's like in other places. I went to ours this past Friday, it's huge, 100,000 people marching, about 25,000 of them coming especially from overseas for the event. I had a wonderful time marching and didn't even feel the 34 miles! But the crowd is so tightly packed, it's not easy.


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