Recently I have joined an LGBT sports group. It's the first time I've been around other gay people. It's going OK (better than it was at the beginning). They've been talking about the upcoming Pride events in summer. IF I get invited I'd like to go (I think) as it's something I've thought about every year for almost 10 years. I even have a few straight friends who've been to Pride but I haven't. I've got a lot of worries about it so I'm just going to list them: I'm not a fan of huge crowds or loud places I'm not a big drinker either nowadays. Most of the guys in this group are huge party animals and I'm worried that if I went with them (I'd never go on my own) I would be unpolular if I didn't go along with what the crowd were doing (it won't come as a shock that I'm uneasy around drugs too as I have no experience/intention of trying. No judgement on others though. Same goes for casual sex- it just ain't me, sadly). I don't think I'd fit in or be welcome- I'm not really involved in LGBT stuff much at all, and a lot of it honestly goes over my head. I'm not into politics (I know that's bad/priviledged to say) and I'm defintely not conventionally attractive. I'm also worried (and some of you will think this is ridiculous) that at 28, I'll be too old to go. I also was 'late' coming out (only realised I was gay at 19, and only came out to my parents a year ago- never even kissed a guy till age 25. I actually have no idea what happens at a Pride event! What do you have to do/act like? Sorry if that's a weird way to word the question. I would love to be able to say to myself "I've attended Pride!" and I'm also hoping it would make me feel more comfy about my sexuality. I also wondered if I should volunteer- but I don't know if I'm the kind of person they're looking for- I don't know if I'm outgoing enough. I also can't/don't dance or sing, even though I'd love to be able to do both- isn't that a big part of it? I was going to end this post with apologising for being so clueless but I am trying to stop apologising for being myself and trying to remember that I am the way I am because of my unique life journey.