I have two very important things to discuss.
First, I must have this chair in my life.
This is at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Yes, there is a store called Nebraska Furniture Mart, and it is glorious. Kansas City is in Missouri, and Nebraska Furniture Mart is in Kansas. It's crazy here.
And seriously this chair is outrageously comfortable.
Second, I am starting a new column at GayCities.com. I have been an on-again/off-again editor there for years, writing when I feel like it and quitting when someone does something I don't like which causes me to throw a fit. But now I'm back again, writing when I'm not working at the hospital. And I need some suggestions for the title of the thing.
The inspiration came from all these stupid companies that don't want to do business with gay people. I.e., 111 Bakery in Indiana said they wouldn't make a wedding cake for two guys getting married to each other. Gay marriage isn't legal (yet) in Indiana, but they can get legally married in another state and then come back home and throw a big formal event. Of course that big event must include a cake! But 111 Bakery doesn't want to be responsible for making it.
It's all just so ridiculous, but whatever.
So this new column shall highlight businesses in the U.S., obviously being the vast majority of businesses in this country, that are perfectly happy to provide good customer service to (and take money from) gay people just like everybody else. We're going to show places that are unique, interesting, or otherwise fun. Also, we're showing how much more there is to the LGBT community than just gay bars and Speedo shops. Not that there's anything wrong with gay bars or Speedos. But there's more out there. And we're going all around the country, not just big cities with big concentrations of the gays and the lesbians and the other relateds.
Sooooo, the powers-that-be at GayCities want me to come up with a name. They want something jazzy, without the word "gay" in it. Because, well, look how many times I have typed the word "gay" already just in this explanation. I have been instructed to develop a brand, not just a name.
Please add suggestions at your will.