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Apr082007

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So, Disney is now allowing lesbians and gays to have committment ceremonies through their Fairy Tale Weddings (hurray!!! you KNOW my partner and I are going to access that ability!).

Well, a few years ago, my partner and I got married in San Francisco during the 4 days it was legal and when we got back, we were on several tv shows, in the newspaper and on radio shows... 25 different media experiences altogether (mostly tv).

When this Disney thing came down, a Fox TV reporter pulled my name out of their Roladex and called and asked how I felt about Disney allowing gays to get married at Disney now. I about went through the phone with glee! He laughed and asked if he could interview me and I excitedly said, "Sure!"

As he drove to my office, I went through and straightened up (literally, not figuratively) and laughed as I realized how much they were going to see I was a Disney freak. Hmmm, here was the picture of Disney's California Adventure, there's the other one, there's the picture of Sulley with the little boy wearing mouse ears, here's the picture of Cindrella Castle, there's the other one, look! there's the set of pictures of my partner and the kids at Disney parks... in Disney frames. laugh Oh, my Disney wedding ring. My Disney bracelet. My Mickey Mouse children's birthstones around my neck, right next to the Mickey Mouse hat also around my neck. Egads!

The reporter and camera man appeared and I met them at the door laughing and told them to prepare themselves for some real fun.

As I took them around the office, their eyes bugged out more and more. Winding through the halls, we looked to the right and then we looked to the left and I had to have shown them about 30 different major Disney pieces of memorabilia or photos that I'd taken and had majorly enlarged. They thought they'd hit the motherlode.

The reporter said, over and over, he could never have asked a better person for an interview. I just laughed and offered my excitement to him as he finally started to interview me.

My very pregnant apprentice watched the interview and I loved sharing the experience with her. We had prenatals afterwards and I just kept giggling about the reporter's shock at how much Disney crap I'd collected and have at the office. (He should see the house! It's even worse!) At one point, the camera guy said something like, "You need help." I just laughed.

You can see (and read) the interview here.

(Don't mind the bizarre angle at the start of the interview... ick! Oh, and the interview was held in my midwifery office. The Castle I highlight is in the main hallway of the office. My favorite!)

Enjoy!

Reader Comments (6)

Barb,
You certainly manifested a great one for yourself this time didn't you?
Talk about making the secret work! I bet you've been dreaming about getting married at Disney for ages, now see what you've done!
More power to ya!

April 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Talk about the world just coming together right. Mo

April 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

hmmm...does this mean i should figure out an appropriate design for a Disney-esque Wedding Cake in the near future?
{G,D,R}

Glad they posted the video, I forgot to tell you i had it on the DVR in case you didn't get to see it.

April 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterOpening Pandora

Barb,

I've been reading your blog for a while now, but rarely comment. After reading for so long, I just had to say how neat it was too see (and hear) you on video... you are such a beautiful woman, and have such a sweet voice.

Just had to chime in - love your posts!
- Megan

April 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm so happy for you and Sarah. You looked great in the interview by the way.

Take care.

~Sandy G.

April 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSandy G.

I was looking at the Disney Bridal Collection gowns yesterday...

They are spectacular - but to be married there, what an amazing day that would be!

April 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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