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Since the Sawmill Campground opened up in the mid-1990s, we have been going there. When they very first opened, we would pack our store into the trunk of our car and set up our Pride…

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DISHING WITH MARK AND CARRIE

Nephew of the Week: Dylan Kenyon

You never know what this filmmaker is up to behind his devilish, delightful smile. One thing is for sure, he is one great guy. When he is not out with his friends and family, you will find Dylan working hard at Hamburger Mary’s in GaYBOR.

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

Since the Sawmill Campground opened up in the mid-1990s, we have been going there. When they very first opened, we would pack our store into the trunk of our car and set up our Pride shop in the old community building on Saturdays and Sundays. Many years, we celebrated Mark’s birthdays there. One of the first times they had just opened up the primitive cabins. This was way before the trails and nice hotel-style cabins they offer today.

Our very small cabin was one room with a very small window and an even smaller tiny window in the door. We were surrounded by two dozen friends, all in cabins or tents, for the birthday bash.

It was a Monday night. There was the barbecue dinner that Carrie cooked, drinks galore and an even greater number of old and new friends.

It was about 2 a.m. and we were sitting around the campfire talking, singing, toasting…you get the picture. Mark went back to the cabin room for something. Then when he was leaving the room, the door handle pulled right out of the door and fell on the floor! The door would not open and there was no way anybody could crawl out those tiny windows. Mark started to freak out. The whole group of drunken friends tried to get the door open.

Luckily our attorney Steve was there. With a calm voice, Steve said, “Don’t worry. If the place starts on fire and you happen to burn up in there, Carrie will get a great settlement with me as his attorney!”

About an hour later, the guys finally got the front desk to wake up the maintenance person to fix the door and let Mark out. The party then calmly continued!

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National Coming Out Day, October 11th

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about people that are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), etc. It is observed by members of the LGBT communities and their supporters (often referred to as “allies”) on October 11 every year.

NCOD was founded in 1988 by Robert Eichberg, a psychologist from New Mexico and Jean O’Leary, an openly-gay political leader from Los Angeles, on behalf of the personal growth workshop The Experience and National Gay Rights Advocates.

The date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

National Anti-Bullying Day, October 17th

On October 17, millions of Americans will take a stand against bullying by wearing purple on Spirit Day in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. GLAAD is once again working to secure the participation of partner organizations, as well as celebrities, corporations, media outlets, schools and local communities. By going purple on Spirit Day, National Safe Schools Roundtable can easily demonstrate its support for the LGBT community, while taking a stand against bullying.

 

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