We've participated in Dallas's "Alan Ross" Gay and Lesbian Pride parade, but we've never been a part of the Fort Worth equivalent. It's time that we do so, right? We're going to participate in The 2013 Tarrant County Gay Pride Parade !
We'll be posting more info about building our float, moving our float and riding the float later on, but save the date for this one. The parade begins at 12 noon, Saturday October 5th. It usually draws about 3,500 spectators.
The parade will be staged along Weatherford and Burnett streets beginning at 9:00 a.m., and they've asked that we have all float riders in place by 11:00. We cannot throw beads from the float, but people walking alongside the float can hand them out.
Since marriage equality has been part of the Libertarian Party's platform since its founding, our theme will reflect that. We're going to use the "Equals" logo that was all over Facebook last year, along with "1971", all over Richard Forsythe's hay trailer. John Spivey has promised that he is a MASTER of the chicken wire/tissue paper float technique. It'll look great when we're done with it.
So keep an eye on the Meetup page and the Facebook page. We'll need help decorating the float and transporting everything to the downtown location. Anyone who has participated in the Dallas parade will tell you that this is one of the most fun events of the year. Hope you can help !!
BTW, here's our "Remember The Rainbow Lounge" entry in the Dallas parade from a few years ago, commemorating the infamous (and eventually expensive) police raid on a Fort Worth gay bar.