Of course.... that almost feels obnoxious to post. I mean, every day that we were out there and *living* and being visible: we are showing our pride. Right?
There was a day when my own personal idea of 'lesbian visibility' was blasting Melissa Etheridge from my MomVan: one foot safely planted in the 'acceptable straight world' and one foot dancing happily, though secretly, in the 'gay world'.
To be honest, until I started living in my own skin and accepting myself, I didn't know what pride was.
Fast forward 39 years on this planet and our PRESIDENT.... the LEADER OF THE SO-CALLED FREE WORLD* - has just made June PRIDE MONTH. Wow... we have come a long way and yet, we still have so far to go.
However THIS year.... THIS PRIDE: let's DANCE.
Let's celebrate, not only our own personal victories and struggles, but those of our entire community.
Let's come to a place where we can be ourselves, enjoy the night and celebrate each other.
Or... you know, you can always just come for Emilio. (yes, pun intended).
One of the hurdles we, as Hotflash Productions, still face is that bar and club owners can often .... not take us very seriously.
We tell them we can sell XXX amount of tickets: they doubt us.
We tell them we need multiple and quicker entry options: they doubt us.
We tell them that this town is full of lesbians who want to dance: they don't believe us.
THIS YEAR: The CRYSTAL IS ALL IN... and they believe us. lol
THIS YEAR: We will have EXPEDITED LINES FOR ENTRY if you pre-purchase tickets.
THIS YEAR: We will extra satellite bars.
THIS YEAR: We will have MORE FANS to keep the room cooler.
THIS YEAR: We will have fewer performances with just Kimikaze and Emilio on stage.
THIS YEAR: We will have more dancing, less waiting and more fun.
Oh... and THIS YEAR.... this year, you can win tickets to see CHER just buying pre-purchasing your Inferno PRIDE tickets..... it doesn't get much more gay Pride than that, does it?
THIS YEAR..... BOTH of my feet are firmly planted in the world of hot butches and pretty femmes and Melissa Etheridge lovers....
THIS YEAR.... we hope to see you there.