I had no idea that Bakersfield ever participated in Gay Pride until a week ago when I received an email from the Human Rights Campaign asking me if I wanted to volunteer.
“Of course I want to volunteer” was my first thought.
I got on AIM and told our good friend Venda that I would volunteer if she would volunteer, of course I was going to do it anyway, I just wanted to see if she would do it too lol.
She agreed that she would do it so I sent her the email from HRC so she could sign up.
You know it’s funny, I haven’t been to a gay pride in years. The first and last time I ever went to gay pride was when I was 23 years old and that was in West Hollywood. They had a parade and then they had like this fair afterwards with these booths where you walk around from booth to booth getting free stickers and what not.
The reason it has taken me this long is because when I lived in Hollywood, we just never had the money to go anywhere and then we moved here and we just figured that Bakersfield would never have a gay pride. Well, they do now.
I’ve never volunteered for this kind of thing so I can’t wait for tomorrow. It’s like Disneyland but the only mice you will find are really bears.
At first I thought I should be worried about protesters but it doesn’t matter, they can suck an egg for all I care. I’m not even going to waste my time thinking about them or waste any of the fun I’m going to have when I’m handing out whatever it is I will be handing out.
If you are in Bakersfield Saturday October 15th, come see me at Stramler Park between 1-4pm. I’ll be the bald guy with the glasses.