Friday, October 3, 2008

Wearing Red

As you may or may not know, I work for a big entertainment company in the Southern California region. And this post is pretty much going to give away where I work, so I might as well just say it. I work at The Happiest Place On Earth. And this weekend, Oct 3-5, is the unofficial Gay Days at Disneyland. For those of you who don't know, the Gay Days weekend happens every first weekend of October and is filled with activities, events, and parties within the Disneyland Resort for gays and lesbians. They are not sponsored by Disney in any way, but Disney does not stop it from happening either. I mean, come on, without the gays, Disneyland would be nothing. And all those joining the festivities wear red so that others will know who they are.

Unfortunately, I will not be in town on Saturday when they have an activity scheduled that would have given me some exposure if I was there, but I'll be there today and on Sunday. Maybe they'll be out at my work location(s) during these two days, because they're usually very fun, energetic, and excited to see us.

Anyway, on Sunday, I'm going to be off work early (because stupid Miley Cyrus is having her Sweet 16th birthday at the park in the nighttime), so Milo and I are planning on attending one of the activities planned in Disney's California Adventure Park. There's a screening of the movie Shelter, which is about a surfer dude who finds comfort in his best friend's gay older brother. I actually JUST watched it tonight with Milo and JW. It was a good movie. Very touching and sweet. Anyway, one of the actors from the movie, Brad Rowe, who plays the older brother, is going to be there for a Q&A after the screening. So Milo and I want to go and take a pic or two with him.

So my plan is to wear my red shirt on Sunday. Now EVERYONE knows about Gay Days and knows about the red shirt thing. So by wearing red that day, I'm pretty much going to be coming out to everyone at work. Of course, I can just tell people "Oh, I totally forgot about the whole red thing" and give my best confused face which I've been so good at faking throughout my closeted life... but I don't think I'll be hiding anymore. I know my friends at work will be completely fine with it and most likely even very supportive of it. I just have to be brave and actually do it. And if people ask, I will not lie. I'll be honest with them. I want to be. I have to be. I don't want to lie to my friends any longer. It's time for me to live my life as me.. the real me. Not to say that I'm not nervous, because just thinking about it right now my palms are getting clammy (maybe I should take up taking Xanax...), but I know it will be alright and it will be good. Wish me luck y'all.

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Anonymous said...

Apparently, Miley Cyrus is charging $250 per person to attend her party! That's insane! I wonder if she still expects presents..

Wow, coming out at work is a real big decision to make. Congrats and I hope it goes well!

DL said...

heatfrost: Miley Cyrus is a big whore with no talent... I want to be her... lol jk

I really hope wearing that red is going to go well too! Thanks for the support!

Aek said...

Well . . . by the time I'm reading this (right now) you have 14 followers and I have . . . 3. T.T