Saturday, May 31, 2008

MoHos @ Utah Pride 2008

Next week is the Utah Pride Festival.

Until about 5 years ago, I'd not been to our pride festival, thinking it would not be my cup of tea. To be honest, I thought the worst of it; and probably can guess what most in Utah think. But it's actually quite a nice event, and family friendly too, with only the need to avert your eyes (or gawk) a couple times, not unlike our state fair :-). We spend most our time in the kid's area getting our faces painted and watching the performers. They had a magician last year that had Brian in stitches. It's just nice to be in a place where you can relax, touch your husband on the shoulder without second guessing the mob around you, and feel a sense of community, a sense that is often taken away from gay men and women in Utah.

Anyway, the events calendar is here.

On Sunday, just between the "Destroying Your Neighbor's Marriage in 5 E-Z Steps" seminar, and the "Are You Rebelling Against the One True God(TM) to Your Full Potential?" workshop will be a parade, maybe even a "fabulous" parade. We'll be there, along with the grandparents and maybe an aunt and cousin or two.

After the parade, I was wondering if anyone from the blogs would like to get together, put face to font. If so send off an email and we'll try to set up a tiny MoHo blog convention. If you have trouble finding me, I'll be the guy in the high cut daisy dukes with a pink T-shirt tied in a knot in front. If that's too vague, just shout my name. And no worries, if you stick near us, I can use my secret gay code signals to keep the roving bands of leather men from carrying you away (unless that's your sort of thing... in which case, though, I doubt you're reading this :-)).


MoHoHawaii said...

Tobi and I are going to Portland next weekend for something even gayer than Gay Pride. What could this be?

The Portland Rose Festival.

:- )

I'm sorry we're going to miss the Utah Pride Festival. It sounds like a lot of fun. The next time we come down to Utah I'd love to do the 'font-to-face' thing.

I wish you all a happy pride festival.

P.S. I like your seminar ideas.

[kɹeɪ̯g̊] said...

If I can switch with someone at work, I'll sure come.

So if that's what you're wearing, what is Rob/d going to be wearing?

Scot said...



Give us a ring, when in town MohoH.

And Craig, you had to ask? Rob and I will be matching, of course.

Peter said...

Draco and I would love to meet you . . . We'll hunt you down.

playasinmar said...

It figures I would only have time off on the weekends starting next week. :(

angryyoungwoman said...

I just noticed that Meshell Ndegeocello is performing. I am so blasted jealous!!! Tell me, tell me that you are going.

[kɹeɪ̯g̊] said...

I just got someone to work for me, so I'll be there!

Edgy said...

I think it would be grand to finally meet you. I assume that Dec and I will be going to the parade.

Todd said...

The Rose Festival is such a wonderful bit of camp, with princesses, the Queen of Rosaria, and Royal Rosarians--a group of old men that wear cream colored suits, white shoes and gloves. Portland can be such a small town on steroids sometimes.

Scot said...


We might even have enough folks to put together a ward basketball team.

In a day or two I'll email out a meeting place+time to all.

"Tell me, tell me that you are going."

Well, at the recommendation, I feel like I should now :-). I've never heard her.

I'm also feeling an urge now to see the Rose Festival, Todd.

Playa-this is all happening next week, this coming weekend. Can you make it then?

playasinmar said...

Nah, sorry, my job is busiest on weekends and my vacation doesn't start 'til the week after.

I'll still be gay next year, though.