Friday, June 22, 2007
Gay Pride, True Colours, the Bigot, and L'Amour
I went down to the Gay Village this afternoon. The beautiful rainbow flag was starting to appear everywhere. But it was still REALLY quiet. Which made me feel a little guilty because I didn't sign up to be a volunteer like I did last year.
Oh no. What if gazillions of people show up for the Big Gay Party. and we're not ready? And it's all MY fault!!!!
But then my friend told me the real work begins tomorrow.
And I noticed that at least the bars are ready...
Whew! That's the main thing. Disorganization and events that don't ever start on time is just a GAY fact of life. But a Big Gay Party without any beer....that's a RIOT!!
Seriously though....with Sébastien away...and the bad news in Afghanistan... and the hot weather... I have been dragging my ass. The fabulous Gay Pride Week is more than halfway over and I haven't done ANYTHING. Which almost makes me feel like I'm not gay enough. Which of course is horrible.
Maybe I'm just changing...growing older...less angry. Or just lazier...if that's possible. Or maybe I just figure that I blog all year round for the gay cause...standing up for my brothers and sisters all over the world...like these brave ones.
Or handing out pamphlets urging people not to go to Jamaica. Or writing politicians to demand more anti-bullying programs in our schools to protect gay kids.
Or playing whack-a-mole with homophobes. Like I did today with this old coot. By firing a comment at him about his bigoted and ignorant post....
So I can afford to take a few days off while others do the work....and just enjoy the show or go some place far from the madding crowd... chill out....dream of other things. And wait for my guy to come home....
And besides I did take in a FABULOUS gay concert.
It wasn't really my kind of music.... But it's such a great cause.
And Erasure was just AWESOME!!!!!!
I love their song "I Could Fall in Love with You." I've already posted the video once. You know the one with all the straight and gay couples kissing. And I may play it again soon.
But tonight I thought I'd just play this other Erasure song...not just because it's gayer....and I need to feel gayer myself.
But because .....I don't know....it just seems so right....
Yup. That's gay enough...And as for WHAT NOW ?
No problem. Just wait three weeks for my most loved one to return...and fall in love all over again.
And of course keep whacking those bigot moles.
And as for the Big Gay Party? I'm ready. Just like they are...
Who KNEW our people lived there?
Oh boy do I love my beautiful brothers and sisters!!
The old coot bigot may never understand that.
But for me that's what gay pride is really all about...