Two summers ago, I marched the streets with the folks at Washington City Paper for DC’s Pride Parade, an event I feel like everyone in the District needs to experience at least once in their life. I attended as an intern, which meant I had to be on my best behavior when I really wanted to be going all out. Honestly, I have to say it’s pretty tough to be on your best “professional” intern behavior when you’ve got a guy marching by in assless chaps calling you “honey.” See what I mean? SO MUCH FUN.
It was my first time attending any Pride event and it definitely ended up being one of my favorite annual city events to look forward to! This year, I didn’t have any connects to get me in the parade, but it was actually just fun to just take it all in from the sidelines.