Today we checked out the Pride in the ‘Burg Festival, a weekend-long gay pride celebration. Today was the street festival, with live music and entertainment, plus vendors selling the usual jewelry and T-shirts, but with a gay-pride slant. In addition, there were booths with information targeted to the gay community and their straight supporters (that’s me!)—about AIDS education, PFLAG, gay-friendly churches, and political organizations working to protect gay rights. Fredericksburg doesn’t have a huge gay community, and with temperatures in the high 90’s, the turnout wasn’t impressive in the middle of the afternoon. Still, spirits were high and everyone seemed to be having a good time, despite the oppressive heat.