"For many in our community, pride is a party. A celebration. A day to see old friends, meet new friends, and check out the most gorgeous and gaudy our community has to offer. For others it is like a vise releasing its grip. For one day, they can be a little closer to truth. A little closer to passion. A little closer to community and a little closer to free.
"Free to be, free to buy, free to be BI and free to be let their hair down or their guard down or for the chance to slow down, or dance and throw down. Whether they come to get a tan, or help end the ban... they come. They come almost every year. They come because Pride is a party, a celebration and because it represents L I B E R A T I O N.
"In 2007, being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender IS a political act.
"Saying you are gay is an act of political defiance." -- Activist Sean Kosofsky in a speech to the InterPride conference of pride organizers from around the country