Yay, it’s Gay Pride! Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la laaaaaaaa. Never forget that GAY originally meant HAPPY. But if you’ve denied yourself happiness this year, now is the time to go all out, be you and be HAPPY about it! It’s time to remind Atlanta, “Oh don’t get it twisted, we are PROUD to be exactly who we are!” And for you hot masculine gay boys who wouldn’t be caught dead at a Lady Gaga concert, we don’t expect you to throw on a dress or march in a parade, but honey, at least wear a t-shirt that says “I’m GAY and HAPPY about it”. And for you fag hags or “fruit flies”, you should be celebrating too. Without us, how could you possibly become the FABULOUS women you are today?! Remember honey, without the FAIRY Godmother, no one gave a shit about Cinderella! For you straight boys who chose us to be our friend (cough), same to you, we helped you with that extra flair to be so debonair…not to mention a better understanding of a woman. But for ALL of us, we need to celebrate the lesbians, because without them, nothing would get fixed!
The other importance of pride being once a year is it’s also a reminder to celebrate YOU! “YOU Pride” should always be your biggest celebration. Child, can I tell you, my pride actually started a couple weeks ago after one of my weekly show (INSERT SHAMLESS PLUG for The Price is Right LIVE show that I do at Joe’s on Juniper every Tuesday at 8pm).
Ok, so this pretty straight girl walked into my dressing room (the ladies restroom, it’s showbizness child), and was like “Wow I LOVE your show and I LOVE you… (beat)…I gotta take your picture”. Well I was butt ass naked except for my dance belt, pink pumps, and a big ole’ loud pink wig. She said “Ooooh, please put on one of your costume pieces you had on tonight or something for the photo”. Child, as I was about to put on something, I glanced in the mirror, changed my mind, leaned towards the wall, stroke a pose, and said “take it just like this”. And without a beat, she said “YESSSSSSS! That’s perfect!” and we had one ole’ grand photoshoot! I was having one of those nights where I was FEELING it…feeling the POWER of being myself, and of being in the moment. The kind of moment where you feel like you’re ALIVE and not apologizing for who you are …at least not in this moment! Remember, our flag is a RAINBOW, and I am NOT about to live in Black and White for NO ONE!