Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gay Skate

Tonight I took a van load of young people to their first gay skate at the Oaks Park Skating Rink. We paid $6 and a food donation to Esther's pantry to get in. Esther's pantry is a food bank for local people with AIDS. In Vancouver, Esther's sister is Martha. Martha's pantry is ran out of the MCC church that Jenn and I often attend. Oaks Park is Portland's largest and oldest skating rink. My grandfather used to skate there as a young man. It did my heart good to see so many queer and allied people having fun together. My favorite was anyone male wearing a dress and skating. I didn't skate due to my knee. But I sat there with my diet Pepsi and cheered my guys on. There was a Lucy Drag Queen there who did a mean hokie pokie! Also, on the same property, in an old hanger, one of the local roller derby teams was working out. Boy, those ladies mean business! I really want to go to one of their games soon. I know that I'll just want to go more and more once I start. I remember watching roller derby on the tv with my grandfather when I was very young.

1 comment:

Maiden said...

Roller Derby rocks and I love it. I've only been to one game but want to go to more this year. We'll have to schedule a date SOON.