Monday, June 5, 2006

Gay Day Disney

Well we left Friday night after work for our weekend trip to Orlando for the 16th annual Gay Day at Disney. I've been before about 7 years ago. This was Mike's first time. How would I describe it? It was very different for me than years ago. Years ago it meant something different than it did this time. We wore our church shirts that says "God is still speaking" I think we were stopped almost every few seconds asking about our shirts. I got many mixed feelings from it, most being very positive. But some very negative. I being a gay man have felt the aggravation of religion at times and I remember the churches 7 years ago with their signs of hate. But this year I felt something new. Of being a gay man that loves God. I actually had some gay people come up to me thinking I was straight and trying to convert them to being straight. Just because my shirt said "God is still speaking". Before I could tell the person I was gay myself, they just went on and on about I was trying to take their rights away from them. After they ranted for a few minutes. I finally was able to tell them. Hey I'm gay, and it's o.k. They were kind of embarrassed that they just assumed I was straight and trying to convert them because I had the word God on my shirt. I also got much positve feedback from other U.C.C. members around the U.S. and other's that had seen our commercial. I'll have to get all my thoughts about this one together, but I definately feel a entry about it. Other than that, the day was wonderful. Mike and I had a blast with our church family. And seeing the masses of red shirts we saw. Mike even got his Davy Crockett racoon hat. We didn't take lots of pictures. But we got a few. We stayed at the Magic Kingdom from opening till around 7, and went to Downtown Disney for dinner, and a night of dancing at Pleasure Island, Mike and I had our shirts off dances with shirtless men on a revolving dance floor till closing.

8 comments:

cubbycub said...

Ok Baby Arron in the racoon hat looks too cute.  Looks likeu had a wonderful time and if I did not tell you..I love your churches commercial.

mosie1944 said...

Interesting entry!  I'm glad you aren't ashamed of Jesus.

onestrangecat said...

I have only been to Disney once and that was way back in 1985(?)  I am sure it has changed a lot since then!

Didn't really know that Disney had a "gay day".

I'm glad you wore your church shirts.

Kathy

eternallife23 said...

I loved the pictures. I am so happy to hear that you guys had a great time! I love Disney World! Revolving floor huh? I love that club it is called Mannequins. My husband and I have been there several times and we love it. The only thing is that they close so early :(
Take Care,
Louise

am4039 said...

love the pictures and happy you had some good feedback. Looks like a lot of fun.

chrisuab said...

That's funny how those people put their big foot in their mouth before they realized you were gay also.  lol

lacaza3 said...

amazing how people assume huh...God loves us all...He made us all
Donna In TEXAs

robinngabster said...

Great pics and the little tyke looks adorable in the coon hat!!!