Marti Abernathey

Rosie Cruise

Filed By Marti Abernathey | July 09, 2007 2:12 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: R Cruise, Rosie O'Donnell, stereotypes

You might be wondering why I've not been blogging at all this week. I'm on a cruise ship with Rosie O'Donnell!

Well, me and approximately 2500 other GLBT people. The R family cruise is the brain child of Rosie's partner, Kelli.

I can't even begin to say how empowering, inspiring, and downright beautiful it is to see so many loving, committed families on board. Every anti-gay stereotype is blown to smithereens by the folks on this ship. Something that I noticed at Indy Pride this year was how diverse it was. Black, white, lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual, young, old, you name it, they were there. This cruise is exactly like that.

The feeling of hope that I've felt on this ship is something I hope to carry with me a very long time.

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Jen Jorczak | July 9, 2007 5:52 PM

Marti--I can't tell you how jealous I am!!! I'm in desperate need of a vacation, and the cruise sounds heavenly. Enjoy--and bring me back a souvenir!! ;)

I thought you were going to slip me into your luggage! You should hook up with Terrance - he's on the cruise too. In fact, I think he's teaching a seminar on blogging! Take a pic of the two of you together for us.

I'm jealous too. . .I desperately need a REAL vacation, and it ain't about to happen soon. I looked at that cruise a couple of months ago, and was dreaming. . .well, even though I don't have a partner nor any kids. It just looked like great fun and a nice way to meet people without the. . .well, no pun intended. . .cruisey environment.

I was very moved by Rosie's documentary about her last cruise. It is exactly what makes the Right-Wingers go nuts because it shows how loving people and loving families are something that is rediculous to oppose.