While we were living in Miami, Carlos and I often made the trek down to Key West for Pride Weekend. There aren't many more fun places for Pride on the planet and it was always an eye-poppin' good time. But I always remember our first trip to Key West Pride because on the first night, there was a variety show featuring LGBT performers singing, dancing, being merry, and Mary, and just kicking the weekend off with a bang.
One number, sung by two women has always stayed with me. It was their rendition of a song Julie Andrews sang in the Broadway musical 'Camelot' way back in the 1960s, called 'I loved You Once In Silence' that Guinevere sings of Lancelot. These two women, however, explained that, to them, the song meant much more about gay and lesbian love, and how it, at one time, in many places, had to be hidden away and treated as if it didn't exist.
It had to be silent.....
I loved you once in silence
And misery was all I knew
Trying so to keep my love from showing
Your heart filled with dark despair
Knowing love would flame in you forever
Every joyous word of love was spoken
|Ashley Cavnerand Jessica Lee|
|James Griener and Paul Harris|
|Jocelyn Guzman and Shawn Sanders |
drove down from Anchorage, Alaska, to be married
|Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen.|
|Larry Duncan and Randy Shepherd|
|Matthew Wiltse and Jonathon Bashford|
|Will Gerome and John Kirby|