All about allies

YennPurkis

I went to Fair Day today – a celebration of all things LGBTI, Queer and wonderful. I don’t do many specific LGBTQIA+ social things so it was a really nice thing to do. I was with my friend Verity who is a wonderful ally on many different counts. We got to the venue for Fair Day and there was no parking so we drove around looking for a park. We found a quiet street where people had parked on nature strips and found a shady spot on the roadside. We weren’t encroaching on anyone’s driveway or really bothering anyone. As we got up to walk to the event an older man who was evidently very angry came and yelled at us for parking there. Belonging to a number of diversity groups as I do, I was pretty certain that my rainbow shirt and Pride badge were more the problem for…

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