I went to Disneyland Gay Days and found one of the best prides

A sea of red. | Photo: Anya Crittenton As a native Californian, Disneyland has been an intrinsic part of my life for all 26 years. My parents took me for the first time when I was a mere 18 months old. After college, I worked at Walt Disney World in the Disney College Program for a year. It’s not an exaggeration that Disneyland truly is the Happiest Place on Earth for me. It’s always felt safe, inclusive, and like a rainbow-tinted fairy tale land. This only became more apparent when I attended my very first Gay Days event at the resort on Saturday (3 March). I found a whole new world. To all the queers who gather here Gay Days is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Eddie Shapiro, author of Queens in the Kingdom: The Ultimate Gay and Lesbian Guide to the Disney Theme Parks, and a leader of this event, told me he’s amazed at the growth. As the website states, the first event in 1998 attracted 2,500 people. Now, the big event in October, which runs Friday-Sunday, brings tens of thousands of guests donning red shirts. While it’s an unofficial event and not sponsored by Disney, […]