We sat on a couch and watched lesbians grinding on the dance floor as
"Day Without a Gay, December 10" was discussed. Apparently, in response
to the passing of Proposition 8 (which bans gay marriages), the
nation's LGBT community had chosen Wednesday to protest, Doris said. Instead of calling
in "sick" to school or work, participants were to call in "gay" (i.e. "I won't be in
today because I'm gay").
"We are not supposed to buy anything, either,"
said a man sitting next to me on the couch, "it is supposed to affect
the economy or something." He paused. "I find that so elitist." We
sipped our drinks and watched men grabbing each other on the dance
floor. "Those guys are creepy, especially the one wearing
the sunglasses," sad my new friend. As we walked towards the bar, he continued
talking shit. "Look at that big fat lesbian! Talk about a desperate
Doris walked over and introduced me to a tall woman. "Jason, this is
Madonna." As we shook hands, Madonna said, "I'm in the process of
getting my vagina."
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