St. Louis Pride Reflection

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When I was walking the streets to my first St. Louis Pride event, I felt extremely warm and safe inside. Almost everywhere I looked I would see rainbow flags or rainbow shirts and smile to myself. Looking around, I could tell everyone felt comfortable enough to be themselves here. I didn’t know what outfit would be acceptable at Pride so I dressed in a flower corn, a blue button up with palm trees on it, and rainbow suspenders. My mom and I chose a shady place under a tree to watch the three hour parade in the heat. We were joined by a lesbian couple who had two children and the childrens looked so happy to be there supporting their moms and it made me feel safe knowing that little kids were happy to be here. When we were watching the parade,
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