Pride month has begun!

Last week we were cranky. This week we are sick – such is the life with toddlers!

But the weather is so nice that I’m not staying inside. We had a picnic on the lawn the other night for dinner, and we’ve got activity options for the weekend. Anyone ever been to the Renaissance Fair?

And, of course, this being the Pride blog, I am obligated by a Facebook-written contract to let you know that this is the month of Pride!! Yay! Have you checked out the calendar yet? You don’t have to wait until the festival to get your rainbow spirit on.

There are family friendly activities and events for the 21-and-older crowd.

Cutie toddler with pigtails
OK, let’s play!

A new event just got added to the mix, Pride Playdate. You can meet LGBT families with kids for a play date at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 9, (NEW TIME) at Frontierland Park, on the corner of 10th Avenue and E Street, right next to the Delaney Park Strip. It’s free and friends are welcome. RSVP online.

Also, have you done anything with Alaska Rainbow Families? I’ve just discovered them on Facebook.

I’m looking forward to meeting more gay parents. Here’s a snapshot of lesbian moms and gay dads in Alaska, as far as I can tell:

We love our kids. We have great kids, though sometimes they do things we wish they didn’t. We are proud of our children. We work hard. We play hard. We sleep too little. We get out and enjoy the sun and the snow and the rain (if we must). We want the best for our children and we do the best we can.

We have big dreams and little dreams for our kids, but we keep them to ourselves and our friends so that our kids can find their own dreams.

In short, we are like parents anywhere.

(Except, of course, we might not always have the benefits or protections that many take for granted.)

So keep being great parents, and keep being you. Happy Pride.

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2 thoughts on “Pride month has begun!

  1. Note – Pride Playdate has a new time – 10 a.m. Sunday, June 9 (though you are still welcome to play before dancing in the streets with the Pride March on June 15, of course)

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