Monday, June 12, 2006

sexuality is, like, totally fluid, you know?

On Saturday, AK, Nicole, Annie, Meehan and I went to Dyke March LA 2006 (as the printer-made letters at the front of the, um, parade spelled out). It was basically 50 chicks walking down Sunset to a Silver Lake bar. A few people lamented that alleged infighting had broken Dyke March into two, making both marches smaller. But to me it seemed nice and cozy—such a welcome alternative to the expensive, uber-sponsored official Pride activities (though the eternally fun Bangles did make WeHo Pride more than worth the money we didn’t actually end up spending, thanks to AK’s ability to sweet-talk security guards).

One cheap Gauntlet beer after we arrived at Dyke March’s destination, we were all suddenly talking about boys we thought were cute—a Brad Pitt vs. Vince Vaughn discussion that has taken place in sorority houses everywhere (as has plenty of girl-on-girl action, I’m sure). Although Christine did specify, “I like boys and girls who look like Brad Pitt.”


Sunday was all about heterosexuality, as I attended my friends Lizzy and Mars’ wedding in Santa Barbara. Except it wasn’t, because even though the ceremony was, in many ways, your basic white-dress-and-tux affair, there was no bouquet toss; there was no one-man-one-woman talk in the vows; the matron of honor said something in her toast about wanting the best for all her friends’ “spouses or partners”; and the one other gay girl from my high school tore up the dance floor with her wife. A good wedding is in the details.


And maybe the straights and the gays can get along after all.

7 comments:

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Weddings and Marches are always cute, regardless of orientation.

Tracy Lynn said...

I heartily agree.

Cheryl said...

I don't know, I've been to some crappy parades and interminable weddings in my time, which makes me all the more appreciative when people get it right.

Bonnie said...

Who is this other girl from high school that you spoke of? I feel out of the loop.

Cheryl said...

Tori Rodgers (she's pretty out, so I assume she's cool with me re-outing her to fellow Mustangs). I'm habitually out of all loops, so that makes weddings all the more informative for me.

Claire said...

I've been to a drag of a wedding or two, so I appreciate an enjoyable ceremony with a rockin' reception. Sounds like it was a good one.

And it's Brad Pitt, no contest. ;)

Cheryl said...

I just find him a little...predictable looking. And his nostrils are a little big. But he does look pretty cute wearing a beret and holding Zahara.