I wanted to tell you about two important things happening right now.
First, we’re making great strides with the Gay Dad Project. Tomorrow (Wednesday, or depends on when you’re reading this!) my dad will share the story of the day he came out to me and my family. I hope you’ll read, share, and try to put yourselves in our shoes for a moment or two–think about what it feels like to suddenly find out your parent is gay. Wouldn’t you want support? A community to turn to? A place where you could find resources and connect with others in similar situations? Well, that’s what we’re working towards at The Gay Dad Project. Soon shirts like ours (pictured above) will be available on our site and we hope you’ll buy and wear them proudly, or gift them to others.
Secondly, I took another risk. I’m Daring Greatly. I, along with my amazing friend, Laura Seymour, completed an application for Listen To Your Mother. We desperately want to bring this phenomenal show (the brainchild of writer and humorist Ann Imig) to Kansas City. We’ve submitted out paperwork and now we wait. We won’t hear anything until next month. Should we be selected as a new city for next year, we’ll be working hard to co-produce and direct a kick-ass show around Mother’s Day 2013. We’ll need to find a venue, sponsors, hold auditions, select readers, put out flyers and postcards, get the word out via social media, sell tickets, advertise, and generate buzz. Among a bazillion other things. But I’m not scared. Laura and I can do this. We will be fucking amazing, and you’ll all want to be there, and you’ll want to bring your mothers and make a special day of it. If you’re local and want to help us with any of these tasks or have some ideas, email me or leave it in the comments. Obviously I’m jumping the gun, seeing as Ann hasn’t made her selections yet. But I’m confident.
As you were.