The mood of today's parade was exuberant. There were cheers for men in committed relationships. (The couples wore banners that stated the number of years together.) There were cheers for drag queens, lipstick dykes, Harley-Davidson riders, students, Mayor Bower, Miami Beach Commissioners, political action groups, mothers of gay sons. Some say these parades do no good. I don't agree. After so many years of secrecy and fear of violence, it's time to strut!