Hudson Pride, the city’s first gay pride parade, scheduled for June 20 on Warren Street and ending at the Promenade, is meant to be a celebration for everyone, gay or straight. “It’s about time” said Trixie Starr, a.k.a. Rich Volo, who is organizing the event and says he expects more than half of the people attending to be straight, including “all the straight people who have gay relatives or friends. People are coming out of the woodwork. It’s having pride in the city itself. It’s a little eccentric town and it’s wonderful.” (from The Columbia Paper).