springfield squares

I nearly lost it when, as the first pride march I’ve been in ended at the square for Pridefest, I saw this, after all the recent erasure and dismissal of trans concerns as even possibly being relevant.  This greeted the marchers as the first booth they saw entering the square.  In Springfield goddamned Missouri.

The march did a circuit around the square, during which I saw a friend I was meeting, before disbanding, which gave me a chance to decompress a bit and handle this awesomeness a little more gracefully.

This is what they were using to help motivate people to sign a petition  to bring back our LGBT rights ordinance.