This weekend was probably the gayest weekend in America. Many cities had their LGBT parades, (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender [and straight allies, queer, and everyone in between]) and Seattle was right there with them. Thousands came out to celebrate the victories both recent and longterm for equal rights and remind us that we still have so much worth continuing to fight for.
The weather was unusually warm as a heat wave sent temperatures into the 90s, for record-breaking highs. Thankfully, most parade attendees were wearing close to nothing regardless. Those willing to brave the heat walked to the Seattle Center to enjoy more festivities including street food carts, food, and beer gardens.
After as much cheering, confetti, and pride as we could handle, we packed onto the Metro bus with dozens of other hot Seattleites and climbed back up to our neighborhood up the hill. That bus barely made it.