Davina Kotulski

A Gay Kiss In, Diversity Days, and Gigantic Gumby Jesus

Filed By Davina Kotulski | October 24, 2010 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Arkansas, diversity days, gay kiss, Gumby, Love Warriors

Next week I'm going to Arkansas. Home of Bill Clinton, Wal-Mart, and some notorious crimes committed by Bonnie and Clyde. It's also 250px-09-02-06--ChristofOzarks.jpghome to the kid who refused to say the pledge of alliegance until gay people can legally marry and Diversity Days - a three times a year gay celebration in the Ozarks.

I'm so excited to go back to Arkansas to spread my gospel of marriage equality. I'm going to lead my Love Warriors Workshop at the UU Church in Fayetteville and convert as many love warriors as I possibly can. Arkansas, get ready for heart chakra openings and chanting "I believe in the power of love!" Amen!!! Can't wait to preach it.

Then I'm headed up to Eureka Springs, San Francisco of the Ozarks, for Diversity Days. Not "Diversity Day," the Office episode - Diversity Days, celebrating being LGBTQ in the Ozarks. There's even a nude gay men's resort up there. Who knew, Mary?

Anyway, it's going to be great fun! Southern queens know how to bring it. Savannah, you better watch out; Eureka Springs is some serious competition.

And if southern gay boys with a flair for sarcasm and sass don't do it for ya, there are several live all-girl rock bands playing that weekend, including Big Bad Gina and Iris. There will be a Queer Kiss-In at Nation Park, protests by the Jericho Riders, a Christian bikers group from Repent and Turn Ministries, and yours truly on a panel with a handful of local gay Arkansas writers, such as Bryan Borland.

It's also your last chance of the season to see Passion Play: "a dramatic two-hour presentation of the last week in the incarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. Performed in a stunning 4,100 seat panoramic outdoor amphitheater."

You will still, however, have the opportunity to take a picture with the gigantic seven-story, gumby-looking, Jesus of the Ozarks statue.

If you haven't been to Eureka Springs, straight wedding capital of the world, you are missing out. Put it on your bucket list. I'm looking forward to empowering the locals so we can make Arkansas a marriage equality state and you can have another reason to come.

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Actually, it reminds me of the world's biggest Pez dispenser.

Hahahaha. If you push his arms down, a communion wafer will pop out of his mouth.

Regan DuCasse | October 24, 2010 6:45 PM

It's that time of year. If a big bolt of lighting blows it up, or a tornado takes it out...I will LAUGH my butt off!