On Saturday Mr. FGD and I headed out to OC Pride to support our gays.
It was impeccable timing for a Pride event in light of rad Judge Walker's recent ruling overthrowing the hateful, disgusting and embarrassing tyranny of Prop (H)8, which bans gay couples from having the same rights as the rest of us straight dumbfucks.
We walked down a long path to get to the park where the event was held, passing many rainbow flags waving proudly.
A Dykes On Bikes motorcycle greeted us at the entry. Almost as good as Santa Claus.
The most exciting part of the event though was the opportunity to get our photos taken by the super rad NO H8 Campaign photographers. If you're living under a cave and have never heard of this photo campaign, please click on the link and check it out. The photos are so awesome! And I love the celebs that have done it that you would never expect (::cough:: Cindy McCain ::cough::).
We got there early and got tat'd up with the signature NO H8 temporary tattoos.
And while we waited for the shooting to start, we got to check out some of the fabby NO H8 swag for sale.
In addition to the I AM HUMAN t-shirts, I just love the NO H8 IN MY ST8 sticker.
Such a simple, powerful logo, no?
Everyone was definitely excited about the open shoot with the NO H8 photographers. We got in line really early and still had to wait almost an hour to get our photos taken. (The line was about 5x as long when we were done taking our photos.)
We just happened to step into the makeshift photo booth when an Orange Country Register reporter came up to the booth to take some photos of the action. So....kinda coool....the FGDs made the OC Register Sunday edition! Well, fine, not the paper copy, but the online slideshow from the event. Wheee!
(Photo credit: Mindy Schauer for the OC Register)
I'm really excited. The actual NO H8 photos won't be available to see for at least a few weeks, so this was a fun preview.
I would just like to say, see what I do for my gays? What chubby girl wants to be caught dead wearing an unflattering white t-shirt? Me. I do it for you, my gays, I do it for you.
Anyway, the moral of this post is this. Gays are my people. Gays are my family. I won't sit by and watch them be treated as second-class citizens. And neither should you.