What to expect at your first Gay Pride event

Balloons at gay pride paradeBY KATHY BELGE
LesbianLife at About.com

If you’ve never been to gay pride, you may be anxious about what to expect at your first gay pride parade or celebration. Here are some tips for attending gay pride for the first time.

Gay Prides come in all different sizes. If you live in Boise, there might be 500 people at your gay pride event. If you live in Boston, the number could be closer to 500,000. Bigger is not necessarily better, and the smaller the community, the more likely your attendance at pride will have an impact.

Your gay pride may involve a parade or march with celebrity speakers and performers or it may just be a community gathering, like a picnic or softball game. Most medium to large cities have a gay pride celebration of some sort.

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