Introduce Yourselves!

Discussion in 'Gay and Lesbian at Disney' started by SteeleTig, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. SteeleTig

    SteeleTig Mouseketeer

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    I am becoming addicted to this forum and would love to know a little about all of you that I see post every day. I searched and didn't find another intro thread so... I started one. :teeth:
    I'm Julie, my partner is Ava. We live in NYC, beautiful Harlem to be exact.
    I'm 30, she's 26. We have 2 cats (yeah yeah the lesbians and their cats ;) )
    We're going to WDW again April 22nd-28th!

    If anyone has any other questions I'd be glad to answer them :thumbsup2

    So... tell me about yourselves!
     
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  3. jamieandben

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    Hello... and welcome glad to meet you
    I'am Jamie.39 and my partner is ben or Benji.34... i'am the one on the left.
    we are from Rock Hill SC
    just south of Charlotte NC.
    we've been together for 8 yrs.
    we have a Dog Lacy and a Cat Anell
    I love to collect sorcerer mickey. As of now i have 300 diff. mickeys
    in my office at home. I need a new house with a bigger office so i can buy more. Ben does not think this is funny.
    If you need to know more just ask.
     
  4. SeattleRedBear

    SeattleRedBear Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>An old floorboard c

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    :rotfl2: :lmao: I think it's hilarious

    Steve & Rick here (I'm Steve). 40 & 50 somethings. We have two cats, Nelson & Jeanette (both boys). DH is the collector (dvd's). Own a small 2-bedroom house in the ballard neighborhood of seattle. was down at DL in october for the 50th anniversary...not sure when we'll get back to wdw again. what else?

    Oh yeah we've been together 10 years now and are grandparents to two baby boys (3 yo & 8 months). Who (with his mother, Rick's daughter) have been living with us for the last 4 1/2 months in our SMALL house (did I mention our house is SMALL...it's a pretty SMALL house).
     
  5. LukenDC

    LukenDC DIS Veteran

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    Hi, everyone!

    I'm Lucas (33 yrs. old). I live in Washington, DC but I am originally from San Diego. I live alone, but have a nice group of friends and a wonderful family who keep me happy. I work in human resources for a local nonprofit charity. Interests in addition to Disney include travel, reading, theatre, dining out.
     
  6. vascubaguy

    vascubaguy <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    Hey everyone! :wave:

    I'm Chris (29) and dp is David, aka TuppenceABag (29, he's 3 days older :goodvibes ) we live in our small 3 bedroom cape cod in Norfolk, Virginia. We've been together now for 3 years and have 2 cats (Lilo & Milo) and 2 dogs (Belle & Nala).

    Let's see, I'm a junior level higher education administrator (although my title has Senior in it) at a research 1 level university. I'm also a PhD student (just can't get enough of school... although I have a midterm tonight so my opinion of this might change tomorrow!).

    As my user id suggests (if you "got it") I'm a certified SCUBA diver and enjoy it very much, though I don't take the time to enjoy the sport as I should. David is a Clue collector and Star Wars figure collector and has most every figure.. mostly in boxes right now and packed up in the attic, although he has claims to the attic when I start/finish making it into living space! Together we also collect Disney snowglobes and we've gotten 1 on every trip to WDW or DL. (Note: this will likely change now that we are DVC members and going to be going 2+ times each year!). Our house is pretty small so we are quickly running out of "display space".

    Umm.... what else... oh, we'll be heading back to WDW in just 9 days and staying for almost 2 weeks. Then back in October, and December/January.

    Well, that's all that comes to mind at the moment (to many stats formulas running thru my head)!

    Take care!
    Chris
     
  7. beckmrk04

    beckmrk04 <font color=red> Considers naming first-born Coca-

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    I'll introduce myself.

    My name is Becky- and I'm straight, but I hang out on the G&L boards because I like the people here better!!

    I'll be 25 in May, I am married to a great guy (Mark) who loves his Star Wars... My dog Jules is my baby. We also have a cat, Daphne, who is evil, although dh likes her. I love to read, I'm very liberal, and I am fiercely opinionated, but generally polite. I majored in Women's Studies. I love to write. I love food. And wine. And a good movie. My husband isn't as into Disney as I am, but he'll gladly make the trip for Star Wars Weekends, so we'll be leaving May 17th.

    I just left my job where I was a Volunteer Coordinator for a Sexual Assault Response Team, and I hate that I had to quit, and I loved my job, but not the anxiety and depression that sometimes goes along with working in that field. And I knew that when Mark and I start a family, being on-call 24 hours a day wasn't going to be very practical...But I am still a bit bummed. And now unemployed! :rotfl: But, it's getting better.

    Hmm. That's me!

    Nice to meet all of you!
     
  8. SteeleTig

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    Nice to meet y'all :grouphug:
    I figured I'd add a little to my intro.
    I'm a professional nanny, I have my BSN in labor and delivery nursing and my Masters in Nurse-Midwifery (CNM) and worked for a few years delivering babies but realized as much as I loved it, I love the day to day caring for kids even more.
    Ava has her BS in Public relations but is working as an assistant buyer for a department store (sweaters, knits, swimwear and coats).
    We both went to performing arts high schools... different ones though :) Neither of us performs, I never did... just LOVE the performing arts and Ava was a musical theatre major in college for a year and half but changed her mind about her future.
    Our kids/cats names are Stone Cole, he's a Bombay and 1 year 8 months old and my baby! Babe Ruth is a tiny little guy, we got him on New Years Day from the ASPCA, they estimated he was about a year and a half but based on previous cat experience I'd say he's not quite a year now. He looks kinda like a Russian Blue but has copper eyes.
    We hope to have children in a few years... if all works out.
     
  9. IlluminationsUK

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm Sam, 29 and live in Leicester in the UK with my DP Jane, Riley the spoilt English Cocker Spaniel and two cats, Dibble and Bean. I work as a team leader for the service administration team of a fire alarm company and am also studying to become a solicitor (lawyer). We live in a 2 bedroom terraced house on the outskirts of the city but have plans to move to the countryside next year.

    Hobbies are hill walking (just started this seriously in the last 6 months, with that and healthy eating I've lost 16 pounds since Christmas!), obsessivley reading every post on this board, researching our up-coming trip and watching football (soccer!). :cool1:
     
  10. IlluminationsUK

    IlluminationsUK Mouseketeer

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    Double post - stupid laptop!
     
  11. jackskellingtonsgirl

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    Just wanted to say I am enjoying reading about everyone! :)

    I am Jackskellingtonsgirl, age 35. DH is 38, DS will be 10. We have 2 cats and a one-eyed fish that we inheirited from my mom. Mom asked us to watch the fish while she was away, and when she came back she said DS could keep the fish because she didn't really want him anymore. Poor fish!

    I am also a professional nanny! Greetings, SteeleTig! I've been a nanny for the past 12 years - LOVE my job. I am lucky to currently have amazing employers and darling charges ages 4 & 2. I have been volunteering with AIDS charities since 1994 and have also become involved somewhat in lobbying for GLBT rights through HRC.

    DH is in route sales delivering product to grocery stores. We have been married since 1992. I am so proud of the way he has become much more open minded since we have been together! He thinks the world of our GLBT friends and he has made it a point to let the gay managers at his accounts know that he is a straight ally. I think that is pretty remarkable for a self-proclaimed redneck! We have come a long way from those early days of Wrangler jeans and an ugly Chevy truck. ;)

    DS is a cool little guy who loves Star Wars, Godzilla, and King Kong. He loves to draw, he takes theater classes, and he participates in the Pride Parade and the AIDS walk every year. He can't wait to go to Disney in August with his "uncles". This will be our first trip with our friends and we are SOOO excited! They are the light of DS's life! Who else would buy him a vintage Luke Skywalker action figure from eBay? It wasn't in the package so he is allowed to play with it. Unfortunately Aurora the Naughty Cat also likes to play with it so it has some little teeth marks in one arm. Battle damage.

    This is a terrific forum! Hope to meet some of you on a future Disney trip!
     
  12. MickeyDee

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    I'm Deedee...I'll be 31 later this year. My girlfriend is Joy...we've been together over 7 years. We lived together for 5 of those, but about a year and a half ago, I moved back home to Texas and she stayed in Massachusetts...this is due to trying to get our finances in order and me making a big career move. Hopefully, she will be joining me down here in TX within the next year or so.

    I'm a 4th grade teacher (first year!!!) and am obsessed with all things Disney. Joy and I will be making our first trip to the World together in July. I went twice as a kid and also on a very very brief visit in college...she went once with several friends after graduating high school. Originally, this trip also included my parents and my younger sister, but none of them will be able to accompany us this trip, so it will be just the two of us.

    No pets currently, though I am hoping to acquire a dog soon..preferably a female English bulldog named, "Lola" who I can dress up in a showgirl outfit and sing "Copa Cabana" to. (I have a sick sense of humor) And no kids...something that is still up in the air for us, as we have recently discovered we do not see eye-to-eye on this issue.

    In addition to salivating over Mickey Mouse, I am an avid reader, scrapbooker, knitter, and lover of punky alternative-indie music. I'm also a Sims addict and love video games, movies, and cheesy television.

    I love this forum and this is a great thread! I look forward to reading more about everyone here!
     
  13. BigTiggerGuy

    BigTiggerGuy HHN Here We Come Again!!!!

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    Hi Everyone! I'm Scott, 35 and my SO is Paul, 32. We have been together almost 8 years and we live in a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhouse just outside of Atlantic City. We both work in the casinos and have two cats that we spoil beyond belief. I would actually prefer dogs but because of my hours at work it wouldn't be fair to leave a dog alone for that long. The cats could care less! :goodvibes
    Anyway, we love to travel(went to Disney in October and decided to go to Universal next October with 3 friends to check out HHN. Heading to Key West next month). It's my mom's 60th birthday so I rented a house just off Duval Street and am taking both my parents and a few of my friends. This trip should be a real eye opener for mom and dad! :rotfl2: Nice to meet everyone!
     
  14. beckmrk04

    beckmrk04 <font color=red> Considers naming first-born Coca-

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    Ok- have to ask- what who do you like music-wise and have you ever played the video game Katamari Damacy? It is sooo much fun and I love, love, love it. I'm not big into video games (hubby is), but this one is AWESOME.

    Sorry- don't mean to highjack, but inquiring minds want to know. :teeth:
     
  15. majortom

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    Nice to meet you all. I am Carmi, 41. I split my time between Winter Garden (a 3 bedroom house on 5 acres, 11 minutes from the Cast Gate to Magic Kingdom), and Venice, CA (share a house there with a friend). I am mostly retired (since I sold my stake in a company I helped found, 18 Sep, 1990 :cool1: ), but every few years I get bored and start doing some consulting (mostly advising technology start ups).

    I like to travel, read, watch plays and movies, scuba dive and play/watch soccer (go Manchester United!). I also like good restaurants and will go most anywhere for a good party or a great meal.

    In the early stages of a relationship with a new guy, a film student in LA (how novel?).

    /carmi
     
  16. sfboog

    sfboog Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm Kevin, 36, and my BF is Derek, 30. We'll be celebrating our first anniversary next month!! And, we just started planning our first trip to DW together for my birthday this fall (Sept/Oct)!!!!

    We both live in San Francisco, but we haven't made the leap of living together just yet. And since most SF landlords enforce a "no pets" rule, I'm currently petless. But, I hope to someday have a miniature Schnauzer named Schnapps.

    Things I can't live without right now are my iPod and my DVR. Current television faves include: The Office, Lost, Desperate Housewives, American Idol, 24 (but I'm only on season 1 - thank god for dvd's!). Current (and all-time) music faves include: The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Keane, Jack Johnson, Indigo Girls, REM, Sarah McLachlan, U2, Dave Matthews and my '80s playlists.

    My favorite drink at Starbucks is the cinnamon dolce latte (non-fat, with whip, of course). And, my favorite attraction at Disney World is Tower of Terror!

    And I've been trying to post a pic in my signature since I joined, but that little insert image button just confuses me.

    -Kev.
     
  17. Kevin&Randall

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    It's not particularly hard to tell that we are Kevin (age 37) and Randall (age 36). We have lived in Winter Garden, Florida, for about 3 years. We've been together now for 14 years.

    We enjoy cooking and entertaining (we have family in the area, so we find ourselves entertaining them quite a bit). We also like to dabble in technology -- I-pods, GPS systems, computers, etc. Randall is also an avid reader when he's not consumed with work.

    Entertainment preferences include movies, theater and good TV (Lost, Gray's Anatomy and anything Sci-Fi). We have one dog - Ginger - that considers herself just a small, furry human. Unfortunately we are enablers to her dilusions.

    Randall


    :rainbow:

    ohhh... top
     
  18. iankh

    iankh It's never done till it's overdone

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm Ian and my partner's name is Sukie (who I usually refer to as Hisselfness). We are 50 and 54 years old (I'm the young one) and this year we are celebrating 19 years of being together. (If you can call it celebrating. I often have often found myself thinking that 19 years ago, had I known the impact the words, "wanna come back to my place," would have on my life, I might have thought more carefully before I spoke).

    Seriously, it has been a fantastic 19 years together that have seemed only as long an afternoon and we still, after all this time are capable of surprising each other.

    Enough with the mush!

    We live in Chicago, on the northside (with the El running literally behind our house) with our 3 Maltese (dogs not falcons) Jane Austin, Truman Capote and Tallulah Bankhead.

    I am a corporate middle management drudge and Hisselfness is a freelance writer. He is somewhat of a personality in the Chicago community and for years wrote a Chicago gay oral history column. He is currently finishing up a book on Chicago gay history, and writes a weekly comdy column (http://www.chicagofreepress.com/freetime/sukiedelacroix/index.html) (please keep in mind this is for grown up humor)

    When I'm not being a corporate drudge, I am working on the board of my synagogue and am responsible for much of the technology and website (I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my own domain ozhasspoken.com, so if anyone has any ideas, let me know).

    Hisselfness and I love WDW, because it is the only place that we ever truly relax (we call it our adult Ritalin).

    We used to go down every 18 months but since we have become DVC owners, we seem to be going down more often.

    Our next big trip is planned for December. I have convinced Hisselfness to go on a 4 night DCL cruise (5 years of whining helped), followed by 8 nights in WDW (split into 4 nights at BWV and 4 nights at VWL).

    We have more recently been going to WDW with our best friend Don, who lives in the upstairs apartment in our cosy 2 family house.

    I think that's it ... for now.
     
  19. Viki

    Viki <font color="green">Mid-town Manhattan, anyone?</f

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    Hey, guys, great thread!

    Gwen and I have been together twenty years, raising two awesome children and quite a few animals along the way. Currently we have two border collies who are way too smart for my good!

    I am a consultant and transition specialist, working mostly with Christian congregations as they gear up to deal with long standing conflicts and/or take the next step in their evolution as a organization. I'm also a trainer, traveling around the country training folk who want to do the kind of work I do. It's all a blast. I am very blessed.

    Along the way my family has nutured quite the disney addiction. We are DVC owners, AP holders, and if I could figure out how I'd have a part time job there - I'm thinking I'd be terrific as the gal-pal on the Great Movie Ride!
     
  20. majortom

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    What synagogue? My parents live in Skokie, and I am usually back in Chicagoland for the holidays (was just in for Purim and will be back for Pesach).

    /carmi
     
  21. joanjett1976

    joanjett1976 <font color=blue>Shane in the study with the candl

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    This thread is great!

    I am Genevieve and the lil' lady is Val. (I am the one not wearing a Davey Crockett hat in the pic :lmao: ). I just turned (gulp) 30 at WDW and Val the spring chicken turned 27 on Valentine's Day.

    We live in downtown Montreal and have been together for 3 1/2 years. We hate the snow and find mid-august Orlando oppressive heat quite dandy; keep us away from the a.c!!!

    I am head of acquisitions for MusiquePlus and Musimax, two music/lifestyle stations. I purchase shows from various distributors (MTV, E!, Bravo, NBC, etc...), slap some French subtitles on 'em, call 'em Shirley and put them on the air. Well, it's a bit more complicated than that, but you get the idea...I also serve on video selection committee, ensuring constant replenishing of my IPod and cd/dvd collections.

    I love all things WDW/DL, my Ipod video, fashion, trashy tv, travel, shopping, Miami Beach, rollercoasters, sailor tattoos, champagne, cute british lasses (all hail the great winslet-weisz combo) and expensive boutique hotels. I ain't too keen on dinosaurs, onions and being away from the lil' lady on frequent business trips!!
     

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