Weekend Recap: Cincy Pride Edition

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Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Breadsticks with cheese from LaRosa’s in Dublin; pizza box from LaRosa’s; Scripps Center “dressed up” for the upcoming All-Star Game, as taken from Smale Park; Pride Parade from Fountain Square; hanging out with BK at Taft’s Ale House; Yappy Hour with Franklin, Nyoh, and Boomer at The Growler House; Pride Parade; Jim Obergefell in the Pride Parade; Sugar N Spice coffee mug

This past weekend was a busy one and, while I felt like I was constantly on the go, it was also really great, and included: a quick jaunt to Columbus and checking out LaRosa’s in Dublin; a lot of good beer from The Growler House, Taft’s Ale House, the OTR Beerfest CANival at Washington Park; the Cincinnati Gay Pride Parade; checking out a new [to me] restaurant*; breakfast at Sugar N Spice*; and an adventure around town to locate as many All-Star Game mustaches as we could find in three hours*.

Given the SCOTUS Marriage Equality Decision that was made on Friday, the Pride Parade on Saturday morning was awesome. Everyone was in high spirits and it was a fantastic event shared by the LGBTQ community and its allies. There were so many children in attendance and everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time. Of many highlights, my favorite was seeing the man, the legend, Jim Obergefell, riding on a float in his hometown parade. I’m always proud to be from this city, but seeing Jim Obergefell, the man who took his fight to SCOTUS, and experiencing another Pride only added to that.

It was yet another eventful summer weekend in Cincinnati. I hope you all had a great one, too!

*More on this later.

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