Boise Pride Sees Success, Growth
"The First Pride Was A Riot", read one sign of many in a long, crowded parade this weekend.
A simple yet powerful sign held by one young lady that reminded us how far we've come, as both a society and a local community. How powerful of a notion that years ago, a celebration this large would have either never been allowed or entirely frowned upon--potentially only attended by few brave men and women. This weekend, THOUSANDS of members of the LGBTQ community here in Boise came together to celebrate love and acceptance. As always, I was honored to be a part of this movement.
A day long festival both Friday and Saturday flooded the closed streets and shaded park in front of the Idaho State Capitol and live performances from local bands and drag superstars brought a crowd to life.
There as an ally of this community, one young girl came by to say thank you for "doing so much". I asked myself what on earth have I done!? Frankly--nothing. Myself, our radio station, and hundreds more were just "there". Sometimes just BEING there means more than you can know.
If you missed out on any of the pride action this weekend, check out all of Keke Luv's awesome photos, HERE.