gay pride, as a holiday, is equivalent to:
this is out of one of my players saying he can't make it to what is potentially the last gaming session of our campaign & the last session of his participation in our gaming circle. also the last time we'd see him before he moves to vancouver. i'm not pissed about it but it seems weird to me to put the gay pride parade over a personal engagement. i'd rank it probably between saint patrick's day & valentine's day, but then, i'm straight, so i might be a little skewed, but i know that bernie (also gay) kind of agrees with me that our circle of friends trumps a parade. it is something we'll work around, scheduling-wise, but it is just something i'm curious about more than anything.