More about the weekend... After we returned from the emergency center, we rested up a bit and headed back out. This time it was off to the bowling alley down the street for the Human Rights Campaign’s annual “Bowled and Beautiful” event here in Seattle. We figured it was time to get more involved, what with the fact that the result of Prop 8 is still smarting significantly. So we showed up and knew right from the get-go that we had walked into a good thing. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times - the gays are majorly organized. It was exactly the type of volunteer event you hope to walk into. Everything was all figured out, we just had to show up. We had a great time meeting some new people and being part of the hubub.
After a few hours of helping to coordinate things, it was our turn to put on the bowling shoes. We couldn’t get over how crazy packed the place was - for eight hours straight. People were celebrating, catching up, eating crappy pizza (free!) and drinking Vitamin Water (you know, that stuff that can’t make up its mind whether or not it’s sugar free) provided by the sponsor.
On the way home, we talked about how great it is to live in a country where a huge group of diverse people can come together to be who they are with no fear. Things aren’t perfect (Prop 8, etc.), but we’ve come a long way. That counts for a lot.