My Experience At Birmingham Pride


My Name is Riley | MNIR

Birmingham Pride was surprisingly good. Honestly, I thought it would be worse due to the protests that are occurring, still, in Birmingham about LGBTQIA Studies.

But, I was pleasantly surprised. We had Christian and Muslim groups in the parade, walking with us. Of course, there were the usual protesters in the crowds — holding signs stating we’re going to hell. Personally, I’m okay with that. I’d prefer to live in a warm place with my fellow queers.

Remarkably, it wasn’t the protesters that ruined it for me. And to be honest, it wasn’t that it was ruined but it certainly put a damper on things…

While we were on the float, we got to interact with some of the crowd — it was awesome! But then the Cis, Straight girls decided to come out of the woodwork. We were playing music, some that can be danced to. But the straight girls, decided to do…

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