Sunday, June 10, 2007

Letter to the Editor - Washington Blade

LettersPride critics should volunteer to help
Friday, May 25, 2007
To the Editors:
Re: “Time to rethink Pride” (op-ed by Julie R. Enszer, May 18)
I would take this essay one step further and say that it is always time to re-think Pride. For the good and not-so, our circumstances as gay people alter at warp speed these days and it’s essential that Prides reflect and embody that reality.
Most Pride organizations are staffed mainly by volunteers, who are usually stretched to the limit by the requirements of producing these gargantuan events, meaning that anyone who wants to get involved will usually find their person and their time, energy and ideas welcomed with exhausted, grateful, and open arms.
In fact, it’s difficult to think of another aspect of gay rights activism where one can make a positive difference as quickly as your local Pride celebration. I would encourage you and yours to not only attend Pride this year, but to look around for opportunities to improve next year’s event, and while you’re looking around, look for a sign-up table for volunteers and start working toward the Pride you want.
Los Angeles
Editors’ note: The writer is editor/publisher of Pride ’07, the official magazine of InterPride.

Can’t say that I disagree. . . . .

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