Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage

Dikens Fair and gay rights

Today we went to the Dikens Fair in San Francisco. It's pretty much exactly like the Renaissance fair, but instead of the Renaissance period it is all the Victorian period set in London. People dress up in full Victorian costumes and speak with accents. All the stores and vendors sell Victorian things and clothes. All the entertainment is old Victorian. All the food is Victorian. You get the idea...

There was even an absinthe bar with 12 different absinthe drinks. I had a yummy one. And in honor of Sweeney Todd we all had meat pies for lunch.

In the evening we went to the Castro and quite spontaneously ended up going to see the movie "Milk". Seeing Milk in the Castro (where most of the movie takes place) is like seeing the next new Star Wars film at a sci-fi convention. Because the Castro is probably the biggest and most well known gay community in the country. So everyone in the theatre got all the inside jokes and laughed and cheered at things that most audiences would miss. It was great to be part of that.

Even if you don't get to see it in the Castro, I highly recommend you see the movie Milk. Before I saw this movie, the Milk assassination was just a piece of history to me. I had no idea that Harvey Milk was really the Martin Luther King of the gay community and for gay rights. What he did and how he did it was nothing short of amazing. And before this movie, I think I took for granted that I can walk down any street I want and hold hands with my girlfriend and even kiss her in public without any fear. I don't have to worry about people trying to take away my job or my way of life because of who I choose to be with. And I just never realized until the movie how many people had to suffer and how hard they had to struggle to grant me that right. Wow.

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