Carol Channing Headlines Gay Days, Which Also Draw Glee Star to Disneyland

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Carol Channing
Diamonds may very well be a girl's best friend, but Carol Channing is a gay's best friend.

The 90-year-old entertainer will join a bunch of other celebrities at the end of the month to help celebrate the 2011 Gay Days Anaheim at Disneyland Resort. The three-day event will take place from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 1st.

Learn more about Gay Days Anaheim, and the celebrities scheduled to attend, after the jump.

Now in its fourteenth year, the "unofficial" event known as Gay Days Anaheim (unofficial because Disney doesn't officially sponsor or endorse the event, much like Bat Days), is expected to draw a crowd of more than 30,000 members of LGBT community from all across the country.

The weekend kicks off Friday with Wonderland, a dance party with DJ Ray Rhodes and hosted by Los Angeles drag diva Momma. Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) will also be in attendance at the event which runs from 9:30pm-1am at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney.

Dot-Marie Jones
Saturday is Gay Day in Disneyland park. That afternoon, Glee star and Emmy-nominee Dot-Marie Jones and Bruce Vilanch will host a cocktail party at 5:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders. It will be followed by the event's signature dance party Kingdom, which will feature music from DJ Kimberly S. and a special performance by The Voice finalist Frenchie Davis. Kingdom will be held at the House of Blues Anaheim from 9pm-1:30am.

Saturday night will also offer a ladies night event that will feature comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer as she performs her live show Semi-Sweet. The event will be followed by a lesbian lounge (High-five!) at The Anabella Hotel across the street from Disneyland.

The weekend winds down on Sunday with Gay Day at Disney's California Adventure, and the return of the event's annual pool party Plunge! from noon to 4:00 p.m. at The Anabella Hotel. DJ Zach Moos is scheduled to spin poolside.

Gay Days Anaheim
Gay Days Anaheim is a "mix-in" with the park's other guests (meaning it's not an exclusively gay event) but members of the LGBT community are encouraged to wear red shirts to show strong numbers. Or, if you're a confident and comfortable straight person who would like to show your support of the LGBT community, go ahead and wear a red shirt as well. However, if you're a scared or small-minded bigot like this idiot here, you might want to avoid Disneyland that weekend.

For complete details on Gay Day Anaheim, including discounted hotel rooms and park tickets, visit their website here.


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Mark
Mark

dont worry everyone i left a message with admin to get rid of this "mitch young" for good.

mitch young
mitch young

bottom line! gays make me sick. I will suck those gays off till they're straight. They will pound me till they never want to pound a man again!

xxPREACHERxxo
xxPREACHERxxo

Your choice your life. In the end you answer to God. My relationship with Christ is a personal. I don't judge others. I let the lord do that. But, all people deserve love and respect reguardless of there choices. Cause in the end Christ did die for all of us.

COG
COG

Theintent of God as indicated by the fact of our existence and thedesign of the universe is for the creation of souls to share eternitywith Him. Society is the result of the basic value of human life thatis beyond that of a physical animal. Without the value of human lifethere is no purpose to society and our existence.

Homosexualityis a denial of the the basic value of life in the denial of theprocess of the creation of human life. Homosexuality is actionagainst the intent of God and any action against the intent of God isby definition a sin.

Theway of the devil is to use a lesser good to do greater evil. No onewishes to see anyone suffer or be an outcast from society but thecost of accepting homosexuality is a lesser good that leads to thegreater evil of the loss of eternity with God and a destruction ofour society.

Evenif you have no belief in God, the evil of homosexuality brings tosociety a loss of respect for the value of life and the process oflife. All freedoms come from the basic value of life.

Retiredles08
Retiredles08

why is it that if i don't agree this i'm a scared small minded bigot.  what happened to people being able to think for themselves and not be called names.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Carol Channing is still alive? 

Glenn Grab
Glenn Grab

is that a woman?...she looks like Ernest Borgnine with lipstick!

mitch young
mitch young

What if I'm a confident and comfortable heterosexual that thinks that humans as a species are heteronormative, that to some extent sexuality -- especially sexual behavior-- is a choice and the male homosexuality freed from social restraint is really really bad from a public and private health standpoint*?

* You can check at the CDC's website for any number of statistics on this point -- not only in relation to HIV/AIDS.

Mark
Mark

your comments are offensive

mitch young
mitch young

the impostor loser is back again. Dude, it's bad enough posting on these forums -- total waste of time, really -- but working out your twisted sexuality in a public forum under someone else's name, man, that is bat-shit-crazy.

Why don't you take up writing gay porn for real money? I'd suggest you head up to the Valley and start taking it up the poop shoot for cash, but you are probably some 55 year old, muffin-top sporting, back hair shaving, clapped out bear.

Shady
Shady

God is fake.

trent1280
trent1280

Try telling that to David and Jonathan.

Gabzilla
Gabzilla

Um, God made me, just like he made you.  He made me gay, he made you an idiot.

Likeitlots
Likeitlots

@retiredles08: It's not a question of thinking for yourself; if, as the article suggests, you avoid Disneyland that day simply because there will be a lot of gay people there, that makes you a bigot.

Shady
Shady

You're STILL a bigot.

trent1280
trent1280

Hey Mitch:  your comments about sexual identity being "a choice" would have more credibility if you came clean about your own 'choice'.

Perhaps you can tell us how you 'chose' to be straight. How, precisely, did you do this? How old were you? Do you remember the day you made this choice? Are there witnesses? Please provide details.

Do you have documentation or evidence of any kind for how you made your 'choice'? Did you read a how-to book, or did you figure it out on your own? Was it in a magazine, or online? On a billboard?

When you have told us exactly how you 'chose' to be straight, you might also tell us how you chose the color of your eyes.

Judging by your comments, they are almost certainly brown.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Choice?  That would imply that you think about both sexes. 

Gabzilla
Gabzilla

You are not a scientist, or Doctor. Both have proven that sexual preference is not a choice.  It is what people are born with.  It does not matter if you are comfortable with me being gay or not.  Your opinion on the matter is irrelevant.  

Halina2a
Halina2a

why is it that anyone going trans gender,must take estrogen or testosterone,before the surgery.  Then , why don't we give the guy to gal some testosterone and the gal to guy some estrogen.. wondering/   

Shady
Shady

are you arguing with your self man?

Retiredles08
Retiredles08

you make a great point that i do agree with but the article makes it very clear that if you don't agree with the writer you are labeled a bigot and an idiot.

mitch young
mitch young

How is it that many middle aged 'gay'men have children who were conceived in the normal manner with their ex-wives? How is it that straight guys can be 'gay for pay' and work in gay porn? Choice. Sure there is a biological tendency to be attracted to the opposite sex, the same sex, or in between. But being 'gay' is just a tendency, not an unchangeable feature like eye color.

mitch young
mitch young

dude i may not be! I have taken down a whole lot of schlong in my day and let me tell you i caught my share of diseases. One time a dude that didnt drink a lot of water jizzed on my eye and it caused me eye problems.

Retiredles08
Retiredles08

so you are a doctor or scientist or both.  i would like to know who they are that have proven this.  everything i've read has not proven it is not a choice.  please direct me to the right articles so i can see for myself. 

Shady
Shady

I'd rather be a tattooed PBR drinker (which I am both 100% proud to be) than a racist bigot. Just saying.

But go ahead, keep being afraid of everyone and anyone who might be different than you; all you're doing is making yourself look bad. It's no skin off my sack because I know that people like you are a dying breed. Someday the youth of today, possibly even your own offspring, will look at you with embarrassment. They'll make excuses for you to their friends and say things like, "Oh, that's just my racist grandpa," or, "My uncle says shit like that all the time because he's a bigot."

And then someday you'll be gone. And life will go on.

And for your information I was 100% sober when I replied. Okay, 80% sober.

mitch young
mitch young

Here's a few more 'incidents'

This one's classic -- three shot after 'West Indian Day' parade, like, two days ago. http://tinyurl.com/3kbf8ms

Or how's about "Beat Whitey Night" at the Iowa state fair earlier this summer

http://tinyurl.com/2dn42z8

Or how about the shooting of three cops at Miami's "Urban Beach Weekend"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Are all African-Americans violent, no, the majority aren't. But when a lot of 'urban yoof' are around, the law of averages kicks in. Prudent to stay away from 'black themed events-- yeah, I think so

mitch young
mitch young

I love it when you weekly-ites check the board after pounding a few PBR's -- just the right combination of semi-logic and swpl enthusiasm. 

Why don't you just finish up that twelver and get some more ink done. We can talk about, say, progressive blogger Matt Yglesias getting 'happy slapped' or an Onion subeditor getting put in the hospital by you know who when we are both more coherent. 

Shady
Shady

Yet you linked to an article about ONE EVENT in WISCONSIN! Like THAT is an example of minorities behavior that would be portraying African Americans in a fair light, right?

Man, Mitch, you're a bigot AND a racist if I've ever known one! And believe me, I've known some horrible ones and you're right up there! Again, high-five! Keep showing the world what a putz you are because I'm LOVING it!

mitch young
mitch young

"If the park were to host an African American day and someone chose not to go because of "all those black people being there," that would be the reaction of a racist, correct? "

It might be 'racist', but it might also be prudent. http://tinyurl.com/44a2ov2

"And come on... that website I linked to is CLEARLY run by a small-minded bigot, right? "

Yeah, and if I linked to the Folsom Street Fair as an example of gay behavior that would be portraying homosexuals in a fair light, right?

Shady
Shady

No, that's not correct. I'm not implying that those who don't go on that day strictly because there will be gay people in the park are small-minded bigots; I'm stating it as fact.

If the park were to host an African American day and someone chose not to go because of "all those black people being there," that would be the reaction of a racist, correct? Why is it any different when it's gay people?

And come on... that website I linked to is CLEARLY run by a small-minded bigot, right? You can't possibly read the nonsense on that site and think otherwise. I do love, however, his link at the bottom to a post titled "God Loves People!" HAHAHA! Oh, the irony.

Shady
Shady

Good comeback! High-five!

mitch young
mitch young

I will suck you off so quick! keep stepping if you want mitch's lips wrapped around your tip biotch!

trent1280
trent1280

Wow! Racist AND homophobic!

Who would have seen that coming?

(just about everybody...)

mitch young
mitch young

And 99.9999% of monozygotic mulatto (or biracial or whatever the 'proper' word is today)  twins will have a mixed race other twin.

For your info, the President and Eric Holder and indeed most other obviously mixted race people identify as 'black' -- no doubt for the advantages that holds in today's society.

And the fact is that my America exists -- it exists in Prop 8 voters, it exists in every white family that moves out to Temecula or elsewhere to escaped barrio-ification, every white flight family that left Detroit, every young hipster couple that sends there spawn to a 'charter' school rather than the 95% 'minority' local school. etc etc.

trent1280
trent1280

Hey Mitch:  well, I give you this much. You do keep trying, but you do keep retreating.

You purport "I've clearly shown why homosexuality is not the same as race." You have done no such thing. In fact, you have debased your own argument. How? As you (finally) conceded that homosexuality is not a matter of 'choice', you now argue for a unitary definition of 'race'. 

You write, "99.99999% of black twins are both black..." utterly ignoring the rising fact of bi-racial and multi-racial citizens among us. From the President to Tiger Woods, we have hundreds of thousands of examples of people whose racial 'identity' is as confused as your thinking. The very term "black" as a definition of race is collapsing in the face of inter-racial marriage and demographics. Even the bigot Sen Strom Thurmond admitted to fathering a 'black' child. What race is she?

Here's your real concern. It is merely ideological. According to you, "For example,  a bed and breakfast owner cannot, in some places, choose rent out his rooms only to married heterosexual couples." The same bias is revealed when you substitute the term "Mexican" or "Hindu" or "Puerto Rican" couples for "heterosexual" couples. It is all the same rancid prejudice.

You are wrong about America, too. We have long acted on our core beliefs about equality. We have placed them in the Declaration of Independence, the 14th Amendment, and hundreds of statutes since.

Yes, we have made it illegal to discriminate, over and over again. 'Your' America fell apart in 1865. Sorry about that.

mitch young
mitch young

The 'ideology' is that of homosexual activists. I've clearly shown why homosexuality is not the same as race. Tip, 99.99999% of black twins are both black, whereas only 30-50% of 'gay' twins are both homosexuals. 

Given that, is there some reason why we should discourage homosexuality, or at least keep it under wraps? I think the figures from the CDC are eloquent on that point, at least for male homosexuality. Fact is the 'gay liberation' movement in the 1970s was followed immediately by the HIV/AIDs 

Fact is that gays (and frankly, 'minorities' before them) want special rights. They want to force people that choose not to associate with them to serve them. For example,  a bed and breakfast owner cannot, in some places, choose rent out his rooms only to married heterosexual couples.

That is a profoundly American principle, being able to live your life -- and that means conducting business -- in accordance with your own beliefs. 

trent1280
trent1280

Hi Mitch:  you have outed yourself. You wrote, initially, "* You can check at the CDC's website for any number of statistics on this point -- not only in relation to HIV/AIDS." In this regard, you posed as someone concerned about norms of good health and hygiene.

Now, by acknowledging the complex and many subtleties of human sexual identity (you forgot to mention male sexual behavior in prisons, on ships, etc etc) it's clear the either/or argument collapses. Good on you. These matters are never as dull-edged as the fanatics would have you believe. Your inability to tell us how you 'chose' to be heterosexual gave you away.

You now admit that your real concern is not biological. It is ideological.

You don't respect the demands of gays (like other minorities before them) for full and working equality. These equalities (in the workplace, in the military, in marriage and adoption) offend you. They distend and distort your notion of good order.

Your real concern is ideology. 

Alas, Mitch, the same sad arguments were made against blacks, against inter-racial marriage, against integration of our armed forces and schools, and against The Other generally. As you put it, those minorities were busy "demanding affirmation from major corporations and even fundamental changes in our most important societal institutions." Yes, they were. 

And they won. Today, gay people are doing the same. I for one don't blame them at all. And they are winning, too.

If you were in their position, you would demand no less. Theirs is a profoundly pro-American principle. You know... equality. Perhaps you've heard of it.

mitch young
mitch young

"You attempt to portray identity as immutable when it comes to heteronormative standards, but a matter of 'choice' when it comes to homosexual behaviors."

Uh, no, I gave examples of both 'straight' guys who engage in homosexual activity ('gay for pay' porn) and 'gay' guys who obviously at some time in their lives got their junk working with a women.

A recent meta-analysis of sexual identity noted there were actually more bisexuals than homosexuals, a data point showing that Kinsey may have been on the right track. The latest twin studies show that given one homosexual (identical) twin, the other twin has 30-50 percent probability of identifying as homosexual. That of course is much much higher than the norm (2-3%), but also shows that something else beyond genetics, or even in utero events, influences 'gayness'. 

Look, I don't care what people do in the privacy of their own bedrooms. Make all the 'Rick Santorums' you want. But the gay movement has gone far beyond that, demanding affirmation from major corporations and even fundamental changes in our most important societal institutions.

trent1280
trent1280

Hi Mitch:  as I suspected! Brown eyes.

You attempt to portray identity as immutable when it comes to heteronormative standards, but a matter of 'choice' when it comes to homosexual behaviors.

Either you are making a more subtle argument than you intend, or do not comprehend what you have said.

60 years ago, Kinsey posited a sliding scale of choice and identity. More recent science is tending toward hormonal and hard-wired identity, in utero.

If you intend to make an argument based on science, do so in a serious way; otherwise, you risk appeal to the prejudices of a debased minority. Today, we consider such low efforts beneath dignity. One might hope it is beneath yours.

Bill T.
Bill T.

I'm not a "scientist" or a "doctor" but I can read and understand actual scientific reports and also understand the difference between scientific evidence and anecdote.

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