Pride is over. This was the first time I was in attendance. Usually, I run into a schedule conflict and am unable to attend. In addition to this being my first year attending, I also marched in the parade with the leather contingent. It was a tad awkward simply due to the fact that I don’t formally belong to any of those groups. I mean, I know people in each but I don’t actually belong. I’m not a Denver Boy of Leather (yet), I’m certainly not a Denver Girl of Leather, I’m not a puppy nor a member of that group, and I don’t formally follow the Master/slave contest (though I attended it this year). All I know is that I am leather so the leather contingent is where I need to march. I had several swells of pride while I marched which was very exciting. There was a lot of support coming from the wings. It was very refreshing to see that people don’t hate us.