Me: So how was the parade today, Imogen?
Imogen: It was okay. But the Autism Parade was better.
Me: The Autism Parade? What's that?
Imogen, with a sigh: Mum. It's the parade I was in with my bicycle.
Me: Do you mean the Cycle for Autism?
Imogen: No. I know what that is. And I won a prize there. That was a race, not a parade. I mean the Autism Parade where I rode my bike and Jen and Liam and Julius were with me and there were rainbows and people waved at me.
Me: Oh, you mean the Pride Parade!
Imogen: No, I mean the Autism Parade.
Me: Why do you think that parade was called the Autism Parade?
Imogen: Because it was about being special and about love. And that's what autism is about, Mum.
I can't argue with logic like that. The Autism Parade it is. Full of autists and queers. Some of us both.