Gay Days kicks off on Tuesday, May 29


Tuesday, May 29 – Gay Days through June 4 Doubletree Orlando at SeaWorld 10100 International Drive 407-896-8431 various prices

Did you know that bears have wings? Well, at this year’s annual pink Gay Days consumerist bacchanalia blackout (all doused in redshirts and Caligula oils), host hotel, the Doubletree at SeaWorld, is offering the hilarious segregation of its real estate into “wing” habitats for women, men and bears. Your hair is everywhere! Depilatory concerns aside, in the current political morass of 2012, Gay Days has morphed – to absolutely no one’s surprise – into an expensive catch-all for all of President Obama’s new lovers, with no less than 22 pool parties and an expo at the host hotel. And it all kicks off on the world’s most convenient day: Tuesday. We’ve hit up the expo before; it is a bit like a lifestyle convention with rescue dogs and lube, but the original intent of visibility and equality remains, so it’s worth a go. Later in the week you can expect the actual gay-vasion of the theme parks (including SeaWorld, oddly) and the charming sounds of Bruce Vilanch jokes – because he’ll actually be there on Saturday, June 2. For now, though, you can just walk around and realize how much gayer you are than you thought. As Walt Disney once said, “Always leave them wanting more.” You are more! – Billy Manes

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.