My world view was about as big as a hula hoop but lord did I have a good time. I was at a different queer event nights a week, had close friends who were activists, artists, DJs, event producers, and MCs and was living in New York City. I was as privileged as a queer young adult can get because I was surrounded by love and support. I had amazing mentors cheering me on. When I left New York to travel, I slowly started to realize how important it is to have a community. For one, I spend most of my days alone looking at a computer screen. So sometimes, I can get a bit jaded to the queer party scene.
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I spent the weekend at Dinah Shore Weekend , which is basically known as "lesbian spring break" for roughly 15, lesbians every year in Palm Springs and being around so many awesome women reinforced some basic truths that were proven to be hands-down facts by the end of the trip. Here's what they were:. Going swimming with a bunch of women will actually make you feel awesome about your body.
The pool was obviously poppin off from sunrise to sunset. But tbh, we only went in it once. We spent our time here:.
We were both queer event veterans at that point, and I felt like I kind of knew what to expect when we reached the gilded gates of Lesbian Dream Land. I expected Dinah to be a bit like suburban East Coast parties that are filled with former D1 athletes doing pushup contests in between chugging pitchers of Bud Light. As we drove through the town of Palm Springs, I noticed a foot banner welcoming all the queer women. It was impossible to miss, and it looked slightly out of place between souvenir shops and little locally owned businesses. After some research, I came to understand a bit about the community and the role that respectability politics played in the formation of Dinah.