The 2013 Gay Days at Disneyland are set to take place Friday, Oct. 4 to Sunday,
Oct. 6. For its 16th year, the event is expected to attract more than 30,000
LGBT park-hoppers from California and all over the country. A complete schedule is available at the Gay Days website. (Edge on the Net)
Saturday, Oct. 5 will be Gay Day at Disneyland, which culminates with KINGDOM, the weekend’s signature dance party with music from renowned DJ Kimberly S and special performances by Alex Newell (Unique on the Fox hit “Glee”) and Susan Egan (star of Broadway’s “Beauty and the Beast” and Disney’s “Hercules”). KINGDOM will be held at the House of Blues Anaheim in Downtown Disney from 9pm-1:30am. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. (Edge on the Net)
Years ago, Disneyland used to have a private party one night of the year for gays and lesbians. When the event was canceled in 1998, we created Gay Day Anaheim. We based the happening on our big sister event in Orlando, Gay Day, which attracts over 100,000 gays and lesbians from around the world each June.
Like the Orlando event, Gay Days Anaheim is a “mix in,” meaning gay people and straight people mingle together; the park is open to the general public. Also like Orlando’s Gay Day, we wear RED shirts to identify one another and show our numbers.
The first Gay Days Anaheim in 1998 attracted about 2,500 people. Today the event attracts over 30,000 guests to the Disneyland Resort each year! Pretty amazing. What was once a small one-day gathering has become a full weekend event with parties, gatherings, group photos, scavenger hunts, private meals, and much more!
Remember, this event isn’t presented by Disneyland (hence why it’s “unofficial”) so if you call Disneyland asking for information about Gay Day, they will tell you that this is not a Disney event.
Click here to see pictures of this event at the Advocate.