went to the chocolate lover's fling yesterday with one of My Favorite Women in The World, lady bug, also known as the vice president of the homosexual rights movement, also known on lesbian radio as the activist of the universe. twenty bucks (whoever spent that on beer or coffee this weekend raise your hands) gets you all the chocolate you could ever dream of consuming. i am a chocolate. freak. and even i overdose. serious.
the proceeds benefit the important work of Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM)--self-described as "the state's oldest and largest rape crisis center, founded in 1973 to support survivors of sexual assault, their family and friends, and to help eradicate sexual violence. From these roots, we have grown into a major crisis intervention and resource center for all of southern Maine." click here for their website.
sexual assault is a gut-wrenching-gnaw-at-your-bones horrific-epidemic-like problem for women in this state and we need to stand up for our sisters who desperately need the services that SARSSM provides. and i was really truly disappointed that of the hundreds of people attending, i saw no. one. from the greater portland lesbian community. and i just don't get it. we should have been there in droves. (lesbian droves! how nice.)
lady bug and i have decided that next year we're buying VIP tickets...spend a little more money, get a table, and have some fabulous volunteers serve you mountains of chocolate. and i'm sending out an s.o.s. right now to my lesbian peeps. we need to fill some tables up next year and show some love. 'cause if we don't take care of each other then nobody will.
the lesbian community should know that better than anyone.