|Liza Jane and her pride beads.|
The Pride Parade was very short ("oh, was that it?") and, from what I hear, pretty tame (aka few mostly naked people walking around) so I think it was a great first Pride event for the whole family. There were lots of kids there (which surprised our friend Carla who was expecting a little more craziness based on her experiences with Houston Pride events previous years) and it was fun to just see so many people out supporting marriage equality. Ladies holding hands with ladies, their kids riding on shoulders or walking alongside hand in hand: it was the perfect Midwestern expression of support for equality.