By Brett Jacobs
On Saturday June 30th, Brooke Smith led a Milk Run + Browns Canyon cruise in celebration of Pride Month to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer boaters and allies. The event was a success with 28 LGBTQ boaters and LGBTQ allies participating in the cruise! Many of the participants sported festive Pride themed attire and accessories (check out the photos below!). The event concluded with drinks and snacks at the take out (thank you Dede!). In leading the cruise, Brooke was supported by a group of LGBTQ boaters who consistently volunteer with CW. The LGBTQ members of CW who participated in the cruise are grateful that CW is an organization where they feel safe being “out” and being themselves while participating in the river sports that CW members are so passionate about. A big thank you to all the LGBTQ allies who attended the event. Without the support from allies, the LGBTQ community would not have made the progress it has made toward equal rights and acceptance. The cruise was a fun and festive day and a great way to end June. Internationally June is recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month to commiserate the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan in June 1969.