Yes, I know, I'm late. And I haven't posted in awhile.
After this post you will, because I am about to tell you all how to make 2013 the year of the gay! Ok, so some people would say that 2012 was the year of the gay. After all, we got VICTORY IN ALL FOUR BALLOT MEASURE STATES
regarding marriage equality, thus making history! WOOHOO!
(I like to think I had something to do with that, at least in Maine, since I phone banked there like nobody's business).
Now, aside from these wonderful things that occurred on the equality side of things, did you know that there are ways to make your own life even more gay this year?
Here is a list of things for you to do to have a great, gay new year!
1. BE VISIBLE
That's right, dykes. Know how you always see your straight friends posting photos of themselves kissing and whatnot all over social media? Well, guess what. OMFG WE CAN DO IT TOO!
Let everyone in on your girl lovin' ways this year, lovelies!
2. Wear the Rainbow.
I am not saying you need to go around looking like this
but I am saying you can show your
If you don't wanna go around looking like a dolled up gay Barbie doll, you can always get tasteful- and often non- rainbow- attire at one of the plethora of LGBT pride sites. Most of them support equality with some of their money, too. A good one is Proud Threads. Here is a photo of one of their models in one of their seriously rad t-shirts.
Hey, it even glows in the dark! I swear, I'd snap up half their inventory if I could afford it.
3. Respect Your Elders.
This is one that I am serious as a heart attack about, dykes! These people paved the way with events like Stonewall
that made it possible for it to be so OMFG OK TO BE GAY! today. Hell, some would even argue that it is fashionable to be gay these days. Sure, we still have our share of problems, but we ain't got nothin' on them. Remember them, respect them, help them.
This kind of ties in with numero uno, but you really can do a little something to make yourself visible even without wearing something gay. Gay up your laptop or smartphone
and you're all set to be visible without even trying! Let's face it, sometimes the looks we get for stuff like that are fun. It's also a great conversation starter. So go ahead and get a stick for your computer or a case for your phone that screams I'm Queer.
5. Go to a Gay Wedding.
No. I am serious. For real. Whether you're one of the brides, a member of the wedding party, or a guest, there's no better way to celebrate the victories of 2012 than to take advantage of newfound rights - or help a happy couple celebrate- than to be there in the flesh in 2013. Think of all the straight weddings you've been to. Time for a gay one! It is sure to be totes fab!
Well dykes, there you have it. Five great ways to make 2013 decidedly