Saturday, June 30, 1990
Joe outside Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, June 30, 1990. Photo courtesy of Mark Donahue.
On this morning, Joe was preparing to march in the 5th annual NC Gay Pride parade, Marching into the Gay 90's, held that year in Carrboro.
Photo courtesy of NC Pride.
Joe was one of the key organizers behind the first NC march, in 1986, which had its roots in Our Day Out, a 1981 Durham rally held in response to the Little River gay bashings. And as North Carolina's first openly gay elected official, he was an honored guest at NC Pride parades from the late 80's on.