Pride is even more important this year than any other year.  It is important because the leaders of the USA are anti-LGBTQ.  President Donald J. Trump would do anything the Freedom Caucus wanted because he lacks conviction on any matter and is easily manipulated because he is weak.  He is weak because he is led by his own insecurities.  Vice-President Mike Pence would have us living in 1950’s America.  Where McCarthyism ran wild and women had very little respect from men.  He in his own words says he refuses to be in a room with other women whom are not his wife.  Apparently he doesn’t trust his manly urges to cheat or assault women.  Thus telling the world…he too is a weak man.

These men are afraid that associating themselves with the LGBTQ community will make them seem less manly.  So how do they handle it?  Well they ignore our right to exist and fight to destroy all the protections that we as the LGBTQ community need from people like…well like them.

This year PRIDE is so much more to our community.  We will not go back.  We are proud of the people we’ve become.  No more closets, abuse, verbal assaults, physical assaults or having our rights removed because the fact is we are Americans too.


Um Dude…It’s Philly

I’ve been hooked on the show Parking Wars on A&E.  I guess because it mostly takes place in Philly (as well as Detroit).  Having had to endure the PPA on one occasion it made it so I will always pay the $18 to $20 for parking in a lot.  It’s way cheaper than paying over $300 for ticket and towing to the PPA.
I kid you not…it’s insane down there.  You stand in one line to move to the second line to hopefully make it to the third line which means you get to leave…sooner rather than later.  On the show there are people who spend all day there.  Five hours later you may or may not get to leave with your car.

When I was there it was mobbed because it was a Saturday night.  I was in line with about 200 of my not so closest friends who were mostly from out of town and vowing never to return to Philadelphia again.  Great for tourism don’t you think.
I bring this all up because Philly Pride is this weekend and if you are coming to town…Pay to park.  You have a better chance your car will be there when you get back.  Not a 100% chance mind you…it is Philly remember.