Dear 100 Hour Board,
Did any of you go to SLC pride? Did you like it? Was there anything that you would like to be different?
-stuck in Sunday school
Dear stuck in Sunday school,
I didn't go to SLC pride this year, but I've been there semi-recently, and I have been several times. First of all, I heard the military was recruiting down there this year, and as someone who feels police don't belong at Pride I'm going to go ahead and say that is a lot much. This is especially true what with the current regulations regarding trans people in the military being what they are.
In general, I wish SLC was a little less, dare I say, family friendly. Don't get me wrong. I was there the first year Mormons Building Bridges walked in the parade, and it was a moving experience for a lot of us in attendance. However, after visiting several other Prides and getting to experience a less restricted expression of queer pride in every sense, I wish Salt Lake Pride had more of that. I fear the entire thing is a little too polite. The first Pride was a riot, after all. There is still a lot to be fought for, and there is a lot of trauma to try to shake off for one weekend every year.
- The Black Sheep
This isn't exactly an answer, but I'm not sure if any of the writers went this year, so I'll include something related. I wasn’t able to go, but I've been making pins like this:
(I'm not sure how to switch the orientation, so sorry about that.)
I made one first as a gift for a friend who's been in USGA for a couple years, and she said people in the club really liked it so I started making more. Hopefully by next Pride (or just by the next BYU club fair or something like that) I'll have made enough so that anyone who wants one can have one. It's been fun to be creative in a meaningful way, and it's been a great way to stay awake in church.