Last Saturday we had our first annual Family Pride Picnic. It was great fun, I think about 80 people showed up, which is pretty good for a first time thing. As soon as we can find the computer chip with all the pics, I'll upload some.
This whole past week has made me very reflective on how people come and go in our lives. I probably blogged about this feeling already, it hits me every time someone drifts apart from us. While I embrace change because it usually means progress, there is also something very comforting in the familiar.
I think Toney and I are going to be scaling back on our activism. We've come so far as a community, and we aren't giving it up, but reprioritizing. While we are passionate for equality, it seems that the married people in this town do more for equality than the single people. Not exclusively, there are exceptions, but it doesn't make much sense to fight for someone else's civil rights, when they are too busy to do it themselves.
We will get a lot of our time back. We will still focus on getting the diversity center in town and we will do more on a state level, rather than locally. Perhaps help Gavin Newsom's campaign, or work with the Courage Campaign. Everything has been all worth it. We've met some great people and we've made a difference in this town, the success of the pride picnic is just one example of that.
It's been a great year, I wish I had blogged more of it.