On Saturday, June 13th, Indianapolis will once again celebrate the 2009 InPride Parade and Festival. The Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on Massachusetts Avenue near College, and the Festival follows the Parade.
This will be the 5th year that I will be marching in the Parade. When I first marched, I had no idea what was in store for me! Walking with my PFLAG family, under the PFLAG banner, I was amazed as spectators cheered us on as we passed them! We heard people shout "We love you PFLAG" - and it brought tears to my eyes! These were GLBT people who may not have the love and support they need from their own families. PFLAG parents were emblems to them - we were the parents they wished they had. I felt very proud and humble to be a part of this caring and inclusive group.