Thursday, July 21, 2011

24/7

Last Saturday evening at the munch - one of the participants asked us to raise our glasses in acknowledgement and celebration of International BDSM day - which is this Sunday ......... July 24th.  (24/7 - get it??)

I am not one for "special" days - be it Valentine's Day or Mother's Day or Father's Day or any of the multitudes of other special days.  However I do celebrate Gay Pride - they fought long and hard (and are still fighting ) to be accepted.  And I throw my full support behind their movement.

I realize it is very difficult for some of us to stand up proudly and announce our affiliation with a community that is seen as a bunch of abusers and 'abusees'.  I realize that some of us - myself included - must sit by the sidelines because to proclaim our affiliation would mean - possibly - loss of jobs and family.


But there is always some way we can show our support for those brave enough to be "out there in their faces" proclaiming our existence.  Buy a book, buy a video, play with your partner - lift a glass - fly a flag on your blog.  If you are not ashamed of who or what you are....... do something !!!

I know this movement is in Spain...... the UK....... Australia ........ Canada...... The US....... anyone know of another country??? There must be more...... we have to spread the word..... it feels important to me........ for some stupid reason - it feels very important to me!






There's a party goin' on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times, and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you
Come on now
Celebration
Let's all celebrate and have a good time
Celebration
We gonna celebrate and have a good time
It's time to come together
It's up to you, what's your pleasure
Everyone around the world
Come on!

5 comments:

selkie said...

that's funny ! that is Doug and my anniversary ... July 24 (29 years) - grins

SPANKEDHORTIC II said...

I was not aware of this day. I will certainly raise a glass on Sunday and Mention it in my weekly Blog Stuff Roundup. Thanks for telling us about this.

Prefectdt

littlemonkey said...

I'll post on my blog, definitly. Might mention it to family as well.
I don't think it was stupid to feel this is important. Not stupid at all.

baby girl said...

I wasn't aware of this either. Love to find new tidbits as I lurk around.

Thanks!

Andrew said...

Munch? Wow I am out of the loop! I presume they are still organized with fetlife?
-Andrew