The Forward Roll

Not Settling for Less than Love

Not Settling for Less than Love

The last time I went to the Gay Pride March was in New York City in 1993 or so. Fresh out of college, I was working for the Gay Men's Health Crisis on their Dance-a-Thon fundraiser, and I took my mom to the march in her wheelchair -- she had MS and could no longer walk or dance. It was amazing, and so cool to bring my mom into that scene she was peripheral to. Peripheral because she never really identified as a lesbian even though she was in love with a woman, and feminist enough to leave her marriage and follow her dreams.

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June 26th Jubilee: A Bluegrass Pride Fiddle Tune

One of our supporters, Thomas Hardwick, just wrote us this beautiful tune to commemorate the first ever Bluegrass Pride celebration. Give it a listen and share it widely! 

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Live and Let Live

You know we want your pretty voices singing along with us at the parade tomorrow, so get some practice tonight! Here are the full lyrics to the Bluegrass Pride 2017 anthem, "Live and Let Live"!

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Shown the Way

Shown the Way

Bluegrass came to me when I needed it most. I can honestly say that it saved my life. It twines around so much of me and where I am today -- my recovery, my sexuality, my community. It is the context in which I live each day.

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Justin Hiltner: A Bright Road Ahead

Justin Hiltner: A Bright Road Ahead

If sixteen year-old Justin had stumbled upon a rainbow crafts table at that very first bluegrass festival he attended in central Ohio, his life would have been forever changed. His identity validated, not only as an orientation but within the bluegrass community as well, he would have confidently walked into each successive bluegrass festival proud of who he was without needing to doubt whether or not he truly belonged there.

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