Saturday, January 8, 2011

COLAGErs Celebrate the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Okay, we were a little early in our celebration….but we knew the Senate would come to its senses. Growing up in queer families, we knew that it was just a matter of time before the rest of the world caught up to us and saw that secrecy was a form of discrimination.

COLAGE-NYC held our early celebration at the Brooklyn Bowl, a fab old-skool bowling alley in Williamsburg. Saturdays and Sundays are Family Day at the Brooklyn Bowl. Our COLAGE family bowling team was made up of:

Darnell, the sneaky sly bowling pro:

Moshe, the new-kid-on-the-block bowling-wise who dazzled us with his instant talents:

Jesse, the fancy-footed bowler:

Jamie, the old-skool queen-of-the-spare:

Mallory, the secret bowling shark (she won by a landslide!):

And me, “Heat” (that was my bowling name—need I say more?):

(fuzzily pictured in pink with the lovely Vanessa and Jamie’s awesome mom!)

We know that our afternoon bowling wasn’t the only reason “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed, but we’d like to think that spirit like ours contributes to a changing climate for contemporary queer families. Bowl on!

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