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Friday, September 29, 2006

The only lesbian at the airport

I'm leaving this afternoon for North Carolina, to go to my Southern Baptist cousin's wedding. We're pretty close — she spent a couple summers up here in Vermont recently, teaching riflery at Brown Ledge girls camp in Colchester.

I'm flying out of BTV and into Greensboro, with a stop at some larger, hub airport. Can't remember exactly which. So this short video from Vermont cartoonist Alison Bechdel caught my eye.

I, too, often feel like the only lesbian at the airport. Except when I'm in Burlington.

Incidentally, I'm really enjoying Alison's blog, and not just because I used to be her assistant and started her original blog two years ago. She's really funny when she goes on tour. This post about her stop in Miami is a good one. She blogs about her lunch with the cartoon editor for the New Yorker.

September 29, 2006 at 01:11 PM in VT Blogs | Permalink


This video is hysterical! I wish we could all carry around video cameras at all times to capture life's little quirky moments (well, at least at the airport where strange things always seem to happen...).

Posted by: Mistress Maeve | Oct 6, 2006 9:31:50 PM

LOL Cathy! Your "Southern Baptist Cousin", actually I'm not too keen on the SBC, I'm more of a Cooperative Baptist is there has to be a label ;-) The SBC doesn't condone women ministers, so they probably wouldn't have approved of Sandra performing the ceremony, or any of the 5 female ministers at Ardmore (our church in Winston) Its pretty interesting to me how different the word Baptist is between the North and the Southern US. Down here if you say Baptist, its sort of like "who isn't." On the contrary I've seen baptist churches up north not include the word in their church name to avoid the negative connotation it conjours up. Just proves life's all about perspectives :-)

Posted by: Ryan the Baptist | Jan 3, 2007 10:11:57 PM

I love my family.

Posted by: cresmer | Jan 4, 2007 10:31:45 AM

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