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Valentine
04-06-2006, 08:35 PM
Did anyone else just watch this on HBO? I found it to be much more moving than I expected... and now I want a family more than ever!!! :teeth: What a great documentary that was... I am going to book a trip on that cruise next time.. with or without a family.. it looked like such a fun time was had by all!

Kathy

airhead
04-06-2006, 08:48 PM
looks like everyone had a great time! I love kids,just never wanted any of my own.

debster812
04-07-2006, 06:51 AM
CSP here :wave2: who watched it last night. I agree that it was much more well done and moving than I thought it would be. It does look like everyone had a great time.

OrlandoMike
04-07-2006, 07:12 AM
I missed it, will it air again?

Tony-NJ
04-07-2006, 07:38 AM
I missed it too - I have to check if it will be on again

Tosie
04-07-2006, 08:59 AM
:thumbsup2 This CSP really enjoyed it!

Viki
04-07-2006, 09:02 AM
I woke up for three hours this morning, from 3 am-6am, and there it was! What a treat, something to keep my mind off some pain, which is now all better. :cool1: :cool1: :cool1:

raddyroo76
04-07-2006, 11:49 AM
This was one of the most moving shows about gay life I have ever watched. Being from Oklahoma we dont get to see positive gay family role models. I basically cried through the whole thing. (laughing at self) This is a must see and I only hope that if God blesses my partner and I with children we get to experience this together.

mbb
04-07-2006, 04:00 PM
Here you go..
http://www.rfamilyvacations.com/cruise_caribbean/index.html

I have to ask though..what's a CSP??:):)

...and hoping for the day when everyone will understand that life is just about loving the ones you love, and that they love you back..

:sunny:

debster812
04-07-2006, 07:06 PM
Here you go..
http://www.rfamilyvacations.com/cruise_caribbean/index.html

I have to ask though..what's a CSP??:):)

...and hoping for the day when everyone will understand that life is just about loving the ones you love, and that they love you back..

:sunny:

pssttt-mbb, we're CSPs (cool straight people--darn cool acronym, no?) :thumbsup2 here's the link to the thread: CSP Thread (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1029868)

Hiya cuz :wave2: :wave2:

OrlandoMike
04-07-2006, 07:22 PM
Someone at work told me today that they had some problems in the Bahamas. She said she saw it on Oprah. Has anyone else got any info on this? I hate Nassau anyway, this would just be a great excuse to stay on the ship while on a cruise. I would like details if anyone has any. I'm not one to boycott something unless I have the facts.

I sure hope this is on again, would love to at least tape it.

debster812
04-07-2006, 07:30 PM
Someone at work told me today that they had some problems in the Bahamas. She said she saw it on Oprah. Has anyone else got any info on this? I hate Nassau anyway, this would just be a great excuse to stay on the ship while on a cruise. I would like details if anyone has any. I'm not one to boycott something unless I have the facts.

I sure hope this is on again, would love to at least tape it.

Mike--they did show this on the Rosie documentary. Apparently there were a couple of small (minded?) fundamentalist churches that felt the need to let the cruisers know that they did not agree with the way they were living their life. I'm not sure which stop on the cruise it was, since I was half watching, and half working last night while it was on.

lookingforward
04-07-2006, 08:02 PM
I loved this documentary! It was touching, warm and looked like so much fun. I think they have created a great travel company. What I loved the most was the generations cruising together, parents with their kids and grandkids. Very cool. I also loved Kelly's view of relationships, in each relationship there is a flower and a gardener. A unique way of looking at couples. I cried when I saw the teen girl dining with her two dads and the dads acted all calm and cool but when she left the table they cried at teh thought of her going away to college. That is me and my husband when we think about our 16 year old!

mbb
04-07-2006, 08:11 PM
pssttt-mbb, we're CSPs (cool straight people--darn cool acronym, no?) :thumbsup2 here's the link to the thread: CSP Thread (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1029868)

Hiya cuz :wave2: :wave2:


Well, whaddya know...DH and I used to be DINKS, and now I'm a SAHM, *and* a CSP to boot! :teeth: :teeth:

I'll wear it proud :goodvibes

...and a shout out of "vocabulary thanks" to my Southern Cuz :wave: :wave:

(The cruise stop was in Naussau...the protestors lined the street from the ship to the downtown area, where a larger group was gathered.)

:sunny:

Valentine
04-07-2006, 08:26 PM
Someone at work told me today that they had some problems in the Bahamas. She said she saw it on Oprah. Has anyone else got any info on this? I hate Nassau anyway, this would just be a great excuse to stay on the ship while on a cruise. I would like details if anyone has any. I'm not one to boycott something unless I have the facts.

I sure hope this is on again, would love to at least tape it.

Yes.... it was very disturbing to see the reality creep into this dream of a trip.. but... it was very well done... there were 2 churches that were protesting the docking of the ship in the bahamas ... they were VERY vocal and in your face about it.. but there were also some locals stating that they didn't agree with the protesters... so... it just goes to show you that no matter where you go there will be differing opinions.... The show is slated to be on again.... and again... and again... one of those HBO special things... and if you have HBO on Demand, it will be available to re-view I think starting next week. Definitely worth a watch!

Kathy

momsgoofy
04-07-2006, 08:41 PM
:thumbsup2 This was such a great program! I saw it on the guide when it was almost over, but thanks to TIVO, I got to see it this morning...wow! I got so choked up at all the love in the house! :lovestruc The couple with the 5 kids at the end....awwwww! The big family hug...I just wanted to go hug my TV!

:sad2: It was awful about the protests in Nassau, Bahamas, but I'm glad they chose to include it in the program since it was a documentary. They added the comments of locals who weren't pleased with the protests as well as comments by some of the passengers, including Rosie who stated when she and Kelli go on vacation that they go to the Bahamas and have never encountered such protests, yet when she brings a boat load of friends...

I checked out Rosie's website and found all the info on the other upcoming family vacations and all I can say is WOW! That is awesome! The trips look so cool...I just wanna go as extended family...

For those of you who wanted to know if it is going to be on again...here ya go...the times are CST and are taken from my Direct guide.

4/9 HBO 3:30pm
HBOW 6:30pm

4/10 HBOF 11:40am
HBFW 2:40pm

4/11 HBO2 8:30am
HB2W 11:30am
HBO2 8:00pm
HB2W 11:00pm

4/12 HBO 2:45pm
HBOW 5:45pm

4/14 HBO2 1:00pm
HB2W 4:00pm

4/15 HBO 11:00am
HBOW 2:00pm
HBOF 9:00pm

4/16 HBFW 12:00am

4/18 HBOF 8:00am
HBFW 11:00am
HBO 4:00pm
HBOW 7:00pm

4/20 HBOS 8:30am
HBOF 6:00pm


And as for the acronym...CSP...wow! I didn't even know I had an acronym to use...all my GLBT friends have just called me friend, so who'dda thunk it...I'm a CSP. :goodvibes

tevagirl
04-09-2006, 05:00 PM
CSP here. Hi :wave2:

I wanted to say how very moving this documentary was to me. To be able to openly hug, kiss, hold hands must have been so awesome for those on board. No pointing, staring, eye rolling. It was truly heartwarming.

dsneygirl
04-09-2006, 05:34 PM
CSP here too (just learned that) I really wanted to watch this but our satelleite kept cutting out. Hopefully I'll catch it later in the month when it is rerun. From what I saw it looked great. A lot of really happy famillies enjoying a vacation and each other.

AllisonG
04-10-2006, 07:46 AM
I sat up late one night after I TIVO'ed the Rosie special. I cried through the whole thing. I was so moved by all the love and happiness. It was such a pleasure to be able to see the 'gay community' in a positive light and very family oriented. I asked DH if we could take a gay family cruise, right after I saw it. He said maybe one of us should be gay first before we plan one. :teeth:
I think the program was done very well and showed the pro's and con's of being a gay family on a gay cruise. Good job Rosie! :wave:

luvmydogs
04-10-2006, 10:36 AM
Ds10 and I caught the last 40 minutes of it yesterday afternoon--we really enjoyed it.

The thing that literally slapped me in the face was when a child wanted to know what some of the people of The Bahamas were protesting against, and Rosie said "Gay people and FAMILIES." As a straight woman who believes in the respect and dignity of all human relationships and in the rights of G/L to legally marry and adopt, I couldn't believe that I'd never seen this as an issue of *family* before! It was one of those lightbulb moments when I actually realized that not only do I believe in the rights of G/L as individuals--but in G/Ls and their rights to create loving families as well. I know I'm not stating this very articulately, but I hope everyone knows what I mean. I also loved hearing the stories from the children of G/Ls--what wonderful testaments they are to their parents!

I hope to catch this show in it's entirety soon--it was full of great 'teaching moments' for my son. :)

OrlandoMike
04-10-2006, 05:32 PM
Woo Hoo, they have another cruise booked for next February. I showed DH the show and asked if he wanted to go next year. He said maybe, which is usually a yes.

We are childless, but I think this would be a blast! :yay:

M4travels
04-10-2006, 07:07 PM
Woo Hoo, they have another cruise booked for next February. I showed DH the show and asked if he wanted to go next year. He said maybe, which is usually a yes.

We are childless, but I think this would be a blast! :yay:
I was thinking the same thing as I watched this yesterday. I'm now trying to figure out how to do all I'd like to do vacation-wise next year with only 10 days total from the job. This may have to be planned for the 3rd cruise, if there is one!

Michael

Valentine
04-10-2006, 10:12 PM
I am SERIOUSLY considering that one also Mike... Hey.. wouldn't that be a kick.. we could have our own DIS section on the Rosie cruise.. the best of both worlds! LOL!!!

Kathy

GurGie
04-11-2006, 09:56 AM
If your cable service is through comcast, the All Aboard, Rosie's Family Cruise is available through On Demand.

jackskellingtonsgirl
04-11-2006, 03:58 PM
I will have to try to catch this tomorrow on HBO! Thanks so much for posting the times! :)

My friend works for a travel agency specializing in GLBT clients. I always tease him about Disney because he is one of the few gay men I kno who is totally missing the Disney gene! He was trying to help me think of other places to go or other types of vacations and he recommended this cruise. Then he goes "Oh, I always forget you aren't gay." Not sure how I should take that! :rotfl: I think a Family cruise would be fabulous!

BelleMcNally
04-11-2006, 05:08 PM
Ds10 and I caught the last 40 minutes of it yesterday afternoon--we really enjoyed it.

The thing that literally slapped me in the face was when a child wanted to know what some of the people of The Bahamas were protesting against, and Rosie said "Gay people and FAMILIES." As a straight woman who believes in the respect and dignity of all human relationships and in the rights of G/L to legally marry and adopt, I couldn't believe that I'd never seen this as an issue of *family* before! It was one of those lightbulb moments when I actually realized that not only do I believe in the rights of G/L as individuals--but in G/Ls and their rights to create loving families as well. I know I'm not stating this very articulately, but I hope everyone knows what I mean. I also loved hearing the stories from the children of G/Ls--what wonderful testaments they are to their parents!

I agree; watching the group of kids talk about their families was my favorite part of the documentary--what a well-spoken group of teens! And the looks of pride on their parents' faces....:love:

MelessaG
04-11-2006, 07:43 PM
I'm an SP (I've never been "cool" in my life, why lie about it now? :) ) I cried throughout the show. It was wonderful. I had never given much thought to families with gay parents until my daughter befriended twin girls in Kindergarten who happened to have two moms. Since I don't discriminate against people for any reason (though I'm not a big fan of bossy, overbearing jerks), I tend to think no one else does either. Getting to know this awesome family over the past few years has really opened my eyes-in some ways for good and in some ways, not so much. I had no idea there was still so much hate in the world. Like Barney has been singing to my children for years, "A family is people and a family is love, that's a family." I guess Ro's show was kind of the living description of that-and seeing all the families enjoying themselves without looking over their shoulders is what touched me so much.

borgthe
04-11-2006, 08:42 PM
I thought the show was very moving. I hope these people who "hate" gays watch it and realize how stupid and selfish they're being. At one point in the show, near the end, the children of the gay couples spoke about how much love and respect they had for their parents. It was beautiful to see.

I wonder if there's that much love in the straight households where they don't accept homosexuality.

I am straight myself, but get so angry over people who hate gays. In my opinion, hating anyone is wrong. And very un-Christian.

Anyway, good for Rosie and these families. They really enjoyed themselves.

Also, I just wanted to mention that I saw Taboo on Broadway and it was AWESOME! Boy George is extremely underrated and I don't understand why that show didn't make it.

Let me take that back. I do understand. It's because people with small minds.

Rant over. Thanks for listening.

OrlandoMike
04-11-2006, 10:48 PM
I'm an SP (I've never been "cool" in my life, why lie about it now? :)

You are way cool in my eyes! Great post! :banana:

MelessaG
04-12-2006, 01:34 PM
Thanks! I promise I could have been a character on "Freaks and Geeks" while I was growing up, but it's nice to hear someone call me "cool."

snickerharley
04-13-2006, 11:34 AM
Hello Everyone, another CSP here! I saw pieces of this on Good Morning America and it looks wonderful, can't wait to see it in full. I already know that I would love to go on a Rosie cruise.

unfreshdiva1
04-15-2006, 05:56 PM
Partner and I just got to watch it this afternoon. I thought it was great!

Alice42
04-18-2006, 11:06 PM
another CSP checking in :wave2: I wanted to say that I loved that documentary. It was very moving to see all of the loving families on the cruise. By the end I was crying like a baby.

mannasn
04-21-2006, 12:49 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who cried through this show! I stayed up later than my bedtime last night watching it and truly enjoyed the whole thing! Very well done! :)

MommytoMJM
04-22-2006, 09:17 PM
I am not sure where I am going with this post, so please bear with me. I have been watching this show for the last hour and a half and it has alternatley brought me from tears to laughter to fury and I am not sure where to share all of that.

I am a straight mom to one who is a Christian and very proud to count several gay people among my closest friends. In no way do I think that my religion impacts me being able to have friends of all types.

I have cried through this show, happy tears and sad, laughed uproariously and sat with bliding fury as I watched the protesters in the Bahamas. I guess I just wanted to express that....

Oh who am I kidding, I don't know what I want to express, I guess just to share my feelings...I hope this isn't out of place....

Bless you all for all of the hate and bigotry you put up with each day...

Yzma and Kronk
04-22-2006, 10:31 PM
Hi! :wave2: Another CSP here.

I also wanted to say that I watched the documentary twice last week, and really enjoyed it! I loved the family with the 5 kids. They were so adorable at the wedding!

The Nassau thing was very interesting. I have two Gay friends who were born and raised in Nassau, and never heard of them having any problems.
I believe it was a small ignorant group. I felt so bad for the little ones getting off the ship and having no way to comprehend what was going on, except that it was very frightening for them.

Also, the scene in Miami (I think it was) when the two guys were buying wedding rings and the Sales Clerk kept asking the son where his mommy was, was too funny!

NejTheLion
04-23-2006, 12:05 AM
I thought the documentary was excellent. And I'm pretty amazed that Rosie and Kelli let so much of their children be shown. Typically, celebs try to keep images of their children (once they're beyond the baby stage when they're not recognizable) out of the media because of the risks they face as targets of kidnappers or any other nuts out there. Of course, it would seem kind of hypocritical for this to be all about a family cruise and not see their family. I understand why they made the decision to include their children, and I'm impressed with their bravery on that.

On a funny surprising note, I recognized a guy from my high school. His name's Jose Llana, and he was one of the entertainers on board. He was the lead singer in "Dream Girls." He's played leading roles in a couple of different Broadway musicals (Rent, King and I, Flower Drum Song). Doesn't typically do cruises, but this one was kinda special :)

DisneyLovingMama
04-23-2006, 12:46 AM
Just watched the show. It was great! I laughed and cried and raged. I got very invested in the families. I wish they had done a little recap of the families before the credits. Did the one girl get into Berkeley? Or, did the other female couple get pregnant with the help of the male couple? I really want to know.

As a straight person, I take so much for granted. I will never understand people's objection to gay marriage or gay families. I could never imagine being subject to the ridicule and hatred that was seen in Nassau. Makes me very sad.

I also thought it was interesting that in Key West, where they had the biggest welcome, you still had the small-minded jeweler that obstinately asked about Mommy and "ladies" rings. I don't think he was stupid, I think he was trying to make the couple uncomfortable.

What was the adoption story the ex-football player told? His kids are actually twins? Did he also say they were part of his bloodline somehow? The son looked just like him.

Great show. I'm so glad I stayed up to watch it. Really expanded my viewpoint.

CanadianGuy
04-27-2006, 09:15 AM
I caught the last 35 minutes or so of this last night -- interestingly enough - while I was reading these message boards.

My only comment on the negative side was that I thought it was poor form for some of the guests to engage the protesting locals. Arguing and yelling with street protestors will never change anyone's mind. Quite the opposite in fact; and all it does is create a 'scene' which the kids didn't need to see.

I rather enjoyed the woman (maybe it was Kelli O?) who waved the crowds of protestors with a simple smile and "Good morning!". Much classier move in my book.