Sunday, February 6, 2011
Rainbow Skate Night
We held our first Rainbow Skate night last night.
So, I get there, and like every event, I'm on edge.
What if no one shows? What if there's a problem...blah, blah, blah....
Of course, it was fine.
Everything went smoothly - and the woman who runs Skate Factory is totally amazing - AND used to own my house!
(and reads my blog....)
Anyway, there were a couple of dozens teens, and pizza and soda - and I called BINGO numbers! For fabulous prizes! Like, a Necco wafer necklace!
We got an article in the Register Star. CLICK HERE.
(Read the comments. They're interesting.)
The Columbia Paper came as well, and shot some photos. It was great.
A couple of times, there were a couple of teenage boys, helping each other skate.
Nothing major, just skating arm in arm - and no one gave them a hard time...
Could you imagine? Imagine what a difference it would have made in your life, if at 16, there was a gay skate night that you and your friends could attend, and be totally open, and just laugh, and skate arm in arm with your friend, and not be harrassed?
What a difference that would have made in your life.
How much less agida you would have been through?
Being gay could just be normal, and everyday, and no big whoop, and you wouldn't have to fight or feel second-class and you could concentrate on other aspects of your life.....
We're working towards it.
We're working towards it being no big whoop.