I’m finding it hard to believe we’re over a week into June – summer is rushing by. One of my favorite things about this season is all the Pride events happening around the country. I’ve heard some people say that after last year’s Supreme Court decision on marriage equality and other advances, Pride events are not as important as they used to be. I strongly disagree and I think you only need to look at the tenor of this election season and the recent parade of crazy bathroom statutes to see prejudice is as strong as ever. Pride festivals and parades give us an opportunity to show the world that we’re here, we’re queer, and when we come together, we can achieve great things. And have fun doing it 🙂
This month Bold Strokes authors will have booths at lots of Pride events around the country – Boston, Denver, Providence, Knoxville, Nashville, and Houston (hint: follow BSB on Facebook to get updates about the where and when). These festivals are a great opportunity to talk about our stories with our LGBT family and our allies, many of whom we might not have an opportunity to meet in other venues.
I’ll be at Houston Pride. selling and signing books, on Saturday, June 25th, along with Laydin Michaels, MJ Williamz, Melissa Brayden, and Barbara Ann Wright. If you’re in the area, stop by our booth, pick up some swag and let’s share some stories.