Today she who must be obeyed and I arose at 8 am on a Sunday, we rushed around gathered food water and clothes and were out the door in 25 minutes. We caught the seven train to Manhattan and rolled to 35th and 5th. We made signs and we taped flags to my chair, I met with speakers of the house and democratic congress men along with mayors and senators all before 11am.
We joined arms with police officers and fire men and returned warriors, and we stormed down 5th ave New York chanting slogans of equality and demanding equal rights. No we were not taking over America with a well organized coo, we were all proud Gay lesbian bisexual and transgender Americans and immigrants from all countries on earth coming together for the 42nd consecutive time to proclaim our oneness. We became for this one day a unified power, who would not be stopped. The route was lined with straight gay and tourists alike, families proudly declared their support for gay loved ones and yes even the occasional “you’ll all burn in hell” was to be found. They were soon drowned out by third floor apartments letting off skyrockets and shooting confetti cannons out their windows.
The amazing Michaela Miller assistant to the first openly gay speaker of the New York city council, invited me to roll with them. Christine is, if new York has their head on straight the next mayor of this great city. Christine was the perfect hostess, she allotted an staffer to make sure the loud dyke in the purple wheelchair was safe and hydrated. She greeted me at the start, she thanked me at the end and she honored us all throughout. So Ella and I sit tired as hell on a sofa in flushing, remembering the glee and craziness with passion and already planning next year. To Michaela , Christine and all who made sure this loud dyke made it all the way,rolling and dancing out loud and proud I thank you. To New York thanks for the 42nd time for giving us this one day to be free, we all dream of a day when all people of all lifestyles and sexual and gender identities can always be free.