So this weekend was our Pride48 weekend and it was a success. A few little technical hiccups now and again, but all in all was a great event.
I was asked to be apart of the organization of the event last year. Although it was stressful as hell, I had a great time and was very proud that I was involved. I am even prouder that this year I am a co-host.
Getting to be a "Suit" and help plan everything is an honor to me. Pride48 is a GLBT (and friendly) group. To be a straight woman to be accepted as I am and to be the only straight suit, I just can't convey how lucky I feel. This group has very much become my family and I have grown to love everyone involved a great deal.
And the participants are kind, generous people. Not only of their time, but we raised over $1,000. I seriously almost fell out of my chair. Vegas in September is going to be a good fucking time. If you are not familiar with Pride48, check out pride48.com. It is seriously my heart.
So the year of Paula Deen. Every show discussed her during the live event. Of course because she is a bigger than life personality that has consumed every media outlet with her using the N word.
I don't know what to think about the whole thing. I love Paula...or the persona from the food network shows. Everyone has made mistakes and said things they shouldn't have and I give her credit for being honest instead of denying it like that homophobe Guy Douchebag. What she said was wrong and hurtful to a lot of people. It makes me so sad. I genuinely believe her to be a good person who experienced maybe too much success. I always said I wanted Paula to adopt me. She represented to me what a grandmother should be, something I didn't get to experience. Meh, this whole thing hurts my sole. Bigotry is wrong when there is malice behind it. I'm not perfect, I laugh at some fucked up shit. I guess it makes me a hypocrite in some respects. Meh, I still love the Paula persona from the food network, maybe not Paula the person.