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Peace and Gay Pride
Date Sunday June 01
Time 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Meet at 10:30AM at the corner of Pacific and Cathcart.
Event Type Party/Street Party
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Peace and Gay Pride - Sunday, June 1st!

Calling all PeaceWorkers in the Santa Cruz Peace Community!

Please step forward with your Best, Brightest, and Most Creative
Regalia for the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday June 1st!!!!!!

Parade in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the LGBT
community!
We were there last year, and got a great reception!
Let's do it again and bring lots of our friends along!
The Parade is followed by an all day Festival at San Lorenzo Park!

A little story:
One of the most moving experiences I ever had on the Good Cause Trail was at the March on Washington (a Gay Pride March) in 1991 in Washington DC - over 250,00 people from all over the country were there marching!

My partner and I were sitting in front of the White House, watching the March go by, and waiting for the Santa Cruz contingent to come along so that we could jump in and walk with them.

As we watched, the crowd was cheering, clapping and hooting for various groups, and then a group of Military Personnel started flowing by - they were both active duty, and veterans, and most were in uniform.

One man, with long graying hair, in a very faded uniform, carried a really large, handwritten sign. It said:

"Veteran of Vietnam.
They gave me a medal for killing three men.
They dishonorably discharged me for loving another."

The whole audience turned to complete, silent awe as he paraded by - and then slowly, one by one, erupted into loud applause and energetic "thank yous!"

SO, Step Up and Out on June 1st! - you'll be glad you are there!
Maybe there will even be a marriage ceremony or two!!

Wear rainbow colors and be outrageous!
Bring signs and banners, and make your own thoughtful signs!
And bring your friends and family too!

Meet at 10:30AM at the corner of Pacific and Cathcart.
Look for the Big Red and Yellow Sun of the SC Peace Coalition,
and the colorful hats and costumes of the Raging Grannies!!!

Peace Now, and Always, for All Beings, Everywhere!
Sherry Conable
on behalf of People United for Peace, SC Peace Coalition, and CODEPINK SC
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 21st, 2008 12:32 PM

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