I walked 16 blocks in high heels, and despite the blisters in my feet afterwards I had lots of fun! I walked along with LGBT Latino groups: Casa Ruby, the Latino GLBT History Project, the local Latino radio station El Zol and Fuego Salvaje a Latino LGBT party in DC.
The best thing of the parade without doubt were the people, very welcoming, kind and joyful. There were not a single thing I can criticize about my experience yesterday. Also, I enjoyed running into friends who haven't seeing in years, the surprising faces led most of times into big hugs and warm kisses.
Other nice things about yesterday: I loved being around so many happy people, and the energy was great. Now, I'm getting older but my short legs are still strong. Ha! Thanks to Ruby Corado who has been a very supportive friend in this transition process, to everyone who approached me yesterday to say hello.
Thanks to the taxi driver who took me from Howard University metro station to Logan Circle and he did not charge me, but sorry if I did not give you my number sir. Thanks also to the firemen who offered me water on my way to the parade. Thanks to the people of Washington, DC, to the old and new friends I met yesterday.
Here are some photos. Sadly, I lost my video camera -a girl offered to hold it while I took photos- but if I find it I will post a great video. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.