It's too hot in Dallas in June when the rest of the country celebrates Gay Pride. Dallas holds it's pride parade the third Sunday in September.
The theme of this year's pride celebrations was: "It Gets Better"
Several friends of mine were prominent in the festivities.
I met Gary and Alan in Puerto Vallarta years ago. They are the owners of the Round Up Saloon. These are great men and do a lot for the gay community. The Round Up has many community events and fund raisers.
They were the Grand Marshalls in the parade.
The Honorary Grand Marshall was Joel Burns.
You may all remember his speech to the Ft. Worth City council last year. I believe it's worth watching again:
I met Joel many years ago and we have a lot of common friends. He is very personable and a great guy.
I ran into him on Friday night at a happy hour just before he went to a fund raiser with Ben Cohen. We chatted for a few minutes and he told me a little bit of how his life has changed in the last year. He is an amazing person.
All of these men have made a difference to the gay community in Dallas and the world. I am proud to call them my friends.
It was a little hot, but I enjoyed being out and a part of the community. I was thinking that I should get a lot of pictures for the blog but I got so caught up in just people watching that I forgot to get the camera out. What a great diverse community we are!