Sunday, June 6, 2010
It is Pride weekend in Austin. FFP and I stood on Cesar Chavez for the parade from Long Center to Fourth Street. We knew several of the Grand Marshalls and FFP got this picture of one of them, Libby Sikora, waving to the crowd. Libby is a tireless advocate of LGBT young people through Out Youth Austin where she is board chair. She is a delightful lady whose partner is Bettie Naylor, an icon in our community. The crowds yesterday were large for the parade and block party and there was a good crowd for my friend Allan Baker's short plays at the Rollins theater. Our police chief, Art Acevedo, led the parade, walking with a group of officers who wanted to show their support for and in our diverse community.