I was excited to participate in the march. I had the opportunity to go on a gay rights march to DC when I was a teen, but I was soooo afraid what would happen if people associated me with gay activism, I never got the courage to ask my friends to take me with them. I regretted it ever since. So even though Monday's march was tiny by comparison, it was still a march for LGBT rights and so, emotionally, I was fulfilling something I always meant to do.
And the last two days, acquaintances have been running up to me hugging me and saying thanks, (cause they saw the photo in the paper), and that made me feel really wonderful - to be supported for doing something that means so much to me. So I guess I'm glad my photo was used, even IF it wrongly identified me as clergy. Haha!