I love places like that and I think it’s cool that you’re mentioning a spot that I’ve been to because I can really imagine it well.

I think the first time I ever got that sense of total belonging was my first LGBT pride parade in New York City. I mean, there were millions of us!

But that only lasts for a little while. Back in the day when Provincetown and Key West were still affordable for us mere mortal queers, I used to like to spend a week somewhere where I totally belonged.

It’s just an amazing experience.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com