Today I am off to the Pride Parade here in Chicago where I will enjoy an old-fashioned parade filled with nearly-naked hunky go-go boys dancing to techno, flamboyant queens who over-use eye shadow, couples with children, leather men in assless chaps, dykes on bikes, gay nerds (oh god, I love gay nerds!) - hundreds, thousands of people collectively expressing themselves as individuals and having a wonderful time doing it.
I will also see the expected hate mongers who show up every year with their bullhorns and hateful words of delusion. But hey, we're all deluded to some degree. It's just that I find enjoyment with mine.
It's probably going to rain on the parade this year. Oh well. Life is, after all, unsatisfactory.