Our city hosted it's annual Pride day/ festival two weekends ago, and somehow Mr.Rainbow and I didn't realize it was happening until about 4 hours before it ended. We went anyway, with Little Rainbow in tow and enjoyed it quite a bit. Ironically, this was my first time at a Pride event as well as Little Rainbow's first- as I was raised in a conservative family as a child. Mr. Rainbow, who was raised in a gay family, went to plenty before this one.
So little rainbow and I went to our first Pride day festival. She was a bit shy but loved all the rainbows and interesting outfits everywhere, and that they played a lot of Lady Gaga, because she happens to think Lady Gaga is Teh Awesome. Which is true, of course, even if you're not three years old.
Mr. Rainbow and I have noticed that in our city the LGBTQ community isn't as visible in some other communities we've lived in, and I'm not entirely sure why that is. Part of it, I think, is that this is such a transient city, and people don't really come here to settle so much as they come here for work. There are a few very fun and funky neighborhoods and two stores I can think of that outright celebrate diversity, but it certainly isn't embraced here year round or even spontaneously- the way it is in some other communities.