The Lyon Gay Pride March was called for 2pm on June 15. At 2:15pm there was lightning, thunder and the skies over Bellecour opened up with a violent storm. The march never left the city square where it began. About 20 intrepid members DA Lyon,
valiantly held our plastic-protected signs until the wind started to blow us over. We then retreated to a member’s apartment, dried off, had an apératif and talked politics. Fortunately, the previous week we had a grand time making posters with the help of artist member Joan Skelton Smith. The posters weren’t damaged and have been stored away for the next march.