Guys, it’s been a crazy week.
Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality AND my book was released. Coincidence? Yeah, probably, but I’m still taking credit.
I had a big gay book launch party at a local coffee shop. We raised a total of $300 for the local Gay-Straight Alliance and the public library, which can now purchase a small collection of LGBT books.
Playing off the superhero theme, we used BAM! POW! napkins and handed out caped bookmarks.
Everyone was a superhero that day.
I was dressed in my butch finery.
I rocked this bowtie and these suspenders at my book launch party.
And I wore these AWEsome Wonder Woman chucks.
Holy Hera! How awesome are these shoes?
I wasn’t walking but flying. It was like each foot was soaring in its own invisible jet.
I’m not sure if it was the sneakers or the thrill of seeing a lifetime dream come true.
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They came today.
A box inside a box.
There they were. Nestled under a tissue paper blanket.
I slowly peeled back the paper. A thousand tiny angels started to sing. It was beautiful. Like when the Indigo Girls hit that note in “Closer to Fine.” But better because these were angels.
I almost wept. But then remembered I’m a butch.
Custom Converse. White with navy blue tongues, laces and stitching. Paisley/skull pattern inset. Black rubber racing stripes. Silver eyelets. Navy blue outer heel stripes.
With the date of the wedding stitched on the back.
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