by Patch O'Furr
A Burning Man art car will carry furries in the SF Pride parade… If a few furs step up to volunteer as safety monitors.
Just a few more are needed to qualify. Time is short to make it happen on 6/25/17. See info below and ACT NOW!
Furries are ready for a better parade than ever before. They got involved around 2002-2004, and returned with a float in 2014-2015, but relaxed with just a booth in 2016. The time is right for a big comeback. Before now they used plain rental trucks, but even modest effort got amazing feedback for putting 50+ members in front of crowds and media. (Take a look back at fursuiting in 2012, a float in 2015, and much more on the Pride tag.)
Capri, a fabulous transgender dragon, sent this memory:
In the last year we did the parade, I met a great friend who helped me to start transition. I managed to walk the entire way in fursuit, a feat I am quite proud of. I still use that video to show off my suit. I also really enjoyed passing by the judges and having one of them say awesome words of kindness to me. We went to a Korean barbeque place afterwords and mistakenly thought it was all you can eat. (Patch): sorry, I confused it with a different place I was at once before… (Capri): It was fine, I should be the sorry one, you took care of it and the bill was pretty staggering.
That’s the positive vibe that furries bring to Pride. But there’s an important ingredient they need to make it happen.