Get Involved July 7, 2012

We Couldn't Be Prouder

Pride2012
 Photo by Swish

Now that we’ve been able to recover and shake the glitter out of our hair, we wanted to say thank you once again for your generosity of spirit, financial support and love that made Swish’s 10th Anniversary Pride season its loudest and proudest.

Your support helped us mobilize over 200 straight allies and their LGBT loved ones to march for pride on both coasts, recruit dozens of new members, and diversify our member base - our youngest marcher was 2 and our oldest was over 70!

You can see the growing mountain of photos from Sunday’s NYC march here.  Be sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook, tag yourself and your friends, and tag Swish when you post your own!  

Thought we’d share these experiences from two of our members who marched with us on Sunday.  They say it all …

“I just wanted to congratulate you on 10 years of sharing the love through Swish!  I'm proud to be involved with your organization and look forward to many more years of collaborations.  I've had several people asked me why I marched in the gay pride parade this year when I'm straight. … I don't believe we would have pulled through segregation if white people didn't stand in allegiance with blacks.  As a straight ally, I think it’s urgently important to stand in support of those in the GLBT community and I thank Swish for creating a platform for me to do so. Keep up the good work!  Love always, Andromeda”

and …

“Thanks so much for having me today! I'm on my 6th month of a divorce and trying to find life and your group made me feel alive! I'm so glad I came and next year I'll bring a group.” – Bobby A.

Photos from Pride NYC 2012 on Facebook

Pride Memories Video on YouTube

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