It's been nearly two years since I moved in with Lady Lucia. Two years with her (and with Alice and Trixie). That part is and has been wonderful. The two years in Brooklyn part has been less wonderful. Still, being in Brooklyn means being with my three "blonde blue-eyed girls" (as I refer to them, collectively) so it's good for that reason. It's also good because Brooklyn has (as do Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island) her own LGBT Pride days and events (earlier in June, so as not to compete wit the "big one" in Manhattan, which will be on June 24th this year). Staten Island and Queens Pride were both last weekend (while we were in Philadelphia) and I'm not sure when Bronx Pride will be. But today is Brooklyn Pride Day and we're in town, so we plan on attending the Pride Fest, parade and other doings, in a couple of hours.
I feel a bit odd about attending Brooklyn Pride when I'm not enthusiastic about living in Brooklyn and really still consider myself a Manhattanite in exile. But I must remember that a lot of other attendees will probably be feeling the same way. Lady Lucia is a Brooklynite by choice (if only because it's convenient for her day job; she'd really prefer to live in the country) but many other Brooklyn dwellers are only here (as I am) because they can't afford Manhattan, or in order to live with someone they love (okay; I'm here for both reasons). It's really about LGBT Pride in general more than it is about Brooklyn in particular. And that's a good thing. The month of June presents many Pride opportunities and, as far as I'm concerned, the more the merrier!
I'll let y'all know how Brooklyn Pride went, next time I can spare half an hour for blogging (probably a few days from now). For now...
Happy Brooklyn Pride Day with my usual blessings and well-wishes,