Gay Days Disney – Why You Just Need To Go When You Are In Orlando!
Walt Disney might have been horrified. Self-appointed guardians of the "family values" label definitely would have been horrified. But there was no fear -- or even a hint of irony -- on the part of the video crew stationed in the forecourt of Cinderella's Castle at the Magic Kingdom, their camera trained on a well-toned man wearing cut-off shorts, a red T-shirt and, dangling from his neck, rainbow-colored beads. On that first Saturday of June , the question turned few heads among the passing swarms also garbed in red -- the official uniform of the unofficial Gay Day at Walt Disney World. But the occasion that filled Disney's parks that weekend with an estimated 80, gays and lesbians did not go unchallenged: As the crew zoomed in on the man's T-shirt which said on the front, "If you like what you see" and on the back, "E-mail me" , a chartered plane floated a banner overhead for a ministry that vowed it could turn gays straight. The camera crew's assigned escort, one of the troops who famously police Disney's public image, barely looked up.
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