Gay Days 2013 - The Official Unofficial Thread ;)

Discussion in 'Gay and Lesbian at Disney' started by chwgmjay, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. woody516

    woody516 Earning My Ears

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    Nice to see others are staying at the All-Star Music Resort, as well! My partner and I get in on Thursday night....Then we'll probably just be eating breakfast at the hotel on Friday and Saturday mornings before heading out to the parks. Sunday will be breakfast and then back home.
     
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  3. mrunn0080

    mrunn0080 Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone else get the feeling that others around you, who know your going to WDW, make your life as stressful as possible right before you leave?
     
  4. SaraClarke

    SaraClarke Earning My Ears

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    Hi all :wave2:-- I am a tourism reporter with the Orlando Sentinel, and every year I write a story about GayDays. This year I'm looking at the topic of Disney merchandise for GayDays, including the pride Mickey pins and other items.
    Would anyone mind chatting with me about merchandise they've seen at Disney for GayDays in the past and/or your favorite GayDays souvenir?
    Can be on or off the record.
    Thanks!
    Sara Clarke
    407-420-5664
     
  5. BuddyThomas

    BuddyThomas Mouseketeer

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    Did you guys and gals have a good time this year? My trip got cancelled at the VERY last minute due to a death in the family. I hope everyone had a great time, and I look forward to heating about all your experiences.
     
  6. mrunn0080

    mrunn0080 Earning My Ears

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    Hey Buddy, sorry about the death in the family. I had a really great time in the parks. I followed the friendship days group and another group. I met a lot of nice people there and followed them around the parks. I took a bunch of pictures, on flickr now.

    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjFMLnbc
     
  7. SullySpears

    SullySpears Earning My Ears

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    YES! And even the people who don't know!
     
  8. DisneyFreak1976

    DisneyFreak1976 Earning My Ears<br><font color=red>Too Hairy to be

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    I'm curious. Did anyone who went this year get accosted by any negativity?

    I had one negative experience while there. On Saturday, my brother and I were standing in Tomorrowland waiting for friends to join us and this guy walks up to us and starts in about Sodom and Gomorrah. I immediately told him to get away from us and that I wasn't interested in hearing his garbage. ( I wanted to hit him but didn't want to get ejected from the park)

    He walked away and I thought it was an isolated event until I watched him walk up to another group of "red shirts" and do it again. At this point I grabbed the nearest Cast Member and told her that the guy was harassing guests. I was later told by a Security Cast Member that I stopped to make sure they'd been notified about the guy that Security was looking for him and would eject him from the park.

    I will say though there was a positive outcome of this incident. My brother later apologized for not speaking up sooner when the guy started preaching at us because it took him a few moments to figure out what was happening. See my brother is straight but in solidarity he also wore red that day and for a moment in time got to walk the proverbial mile in my shoes. He gained a better understanding of what our community deals with on a daily basis whether it be overt or covert...homophobia.
     
  9. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

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    I didn't have any negative experiences at all, everyone I encountered was very friendly and happy. I had a lovely chat with an older lady before park opening. Her husband had to work that day, and she needed a "disney fix." We talked about DVC, and that we had the same home resort of OKW. I also had a nice encounter with a traditional family with young children from San Antonio, and I met a fellow DVC board moderator and his wife for lunch at the Plaza restaurant.

    Of course, there was the traditional airplane banner thing that Disney can't control....but it is almost a tradition in itself LOL.
     

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