Pride month sure has been getting record turn outs this year, and it's been great. The Mistress is now gearing up for the final Pride this season...NYC'S World Pride this weekend...with a three day recovery period before leaving the states. There has been talk of several retailers who many this year offered "pride inspired" clothing and items. I personally didn't really like the idea of them selling it...were they profiting or donating proceeds to a charity or LGBT foundation??? And it's not like they also offering goods for say Black History Month, or Purtio Rican Pride Month. Mr Lurker is right...I do think some gullible gays probably bought into it, even if for a matter of inconvenience to not getting time to get to a gay owned shop or bookstore. At my luxury retailer we didn't have any goods to sell. They will send in doors decals though to show they do support LGBT networks, and we have a welcome all vibe. A few weeks ago I featured a runway of mannequins I did in celebration of Pride month, explaining what the colors of the flag stood for. The other installation I did was an interactive wall, with square information boards we had printed up, explaining different segments which are inportant to gay history. I thought it would also be neat to have love note hearts, that customers could fill out, who or what they love and then hang on the wall. The flip side of the wall housed these boarders we had printed.
The wall got used!
And in other news, Doylestown, my fair hamlet, over the weekend hosted there first ever Pride Street Festival, which lasted from 12 noon-7. Very cool that even smaller towns are now having Pride Festivals. Alas... I got back from glamping a bit late to enjoy, but an hour of it....but it was packed.
Everybody seemed to be having a blast too, except these three, three, lonely protesters. Alas...only three, and even they didn't seem to be there long. And mind you, when at Philly's Pride a couple weeks ago, saw none.
Then Tuesday night had dinner in Philly with friends. Even Boathouse Row was all gay!!!