Midway between Washington DC and Richmond Virginia and astride Interstate 95. Richmond Virginia, Capital of the Confederacy and Washington DC, our nation's capital. A beautiful and historic place along the Rappahannock River.
OK, I know I am a "come here" in the minds of the long-time residents, but I have lived here for more than 10 years now. I do know a bit about the the area too.
Here it is Monday morning (August 28th) and I just realized that this is "Pride in the 'Burg" festival week.
What caught my attention was an article in the local paper that "America's Prince of Pride" is in town.
Jade Esteban Estrada was here to participate in the festivities and there was a short article that mentioned his name and gave his opinions on several subjects related to gays.
Articles like this speak volumes about the diversity of our beautiful and historic community.
In a telephone interview with a local reporter, Estrada described Mary Cheney (daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney) as being an example of "post gay." Post gays, he feels, do not have to spend all of their time being gay since it is not something that identifies them.
There are many events planned for the week; they include a performance by Estrada at a local restaurant/bar, film showings at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, main stage acts at the street festival, and a ride on the "City of Fredericksburg."
No folks, Fredericksburg Virginia is no longer a sleepy little town astride Interstate 95 and along the Rappahannock River!