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Old 01-15-2011, 04:47 PM   #211
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This is one of my favorite movies! It will explain Friends of Dorothy a little.

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Old 01-16-2011, 05:59 AM   #212
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Hi, FCJoe;

The origin of FOD is from a time in the not-too-distant-past when gay folks feared for their lives all over this country. It was used as a way of letting other gays know: "I am gay, too", without letting others in the room from knowing. Judy Garland was an icon of the gay community in the '50s, hence it led to the "Friends of Dorothy" intro (Wizard of Oz...you get the idea). I suppose we use it today as a way of honoring our gay brothers and sisters who have been persecuted and, sometimes, murdered. It is no different from a member of a ham radio enthusiast referring to themselves as a "ham operator", or a University of Virginia alum a "wahoo". Thanks for your interest...

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Old 01-16-2011, 02:11 PM   #213
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Its a no win

Call it a FOD rally and someone complains that it is in a code and shady.

Call it a gathering of homosexuals and their friends and someone would be complaining that other peoples "lifestyles" are being shoved in their faces.

It is probably for the best that everyone isn't calling spades spades here.


By the way, whats up with the that "canopener" rally, sounds shady to me. What are THEY hiding?
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Rodney,

All good points, there are several forum rallies that represent a specific group or like minded segment of the membership.

FOD is no different than the Silver Sisters Group, or any others. I guess if folks have an issue with a FOD Rally or any other group, perhaps they should stay off of the thread that applies to that group.

Seems pretty simple to me.
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We have always been impressed with the diversity and acceptance that's shown to everyone on the Forums ... it's important to remember that we are all Airstreamers and though there are differences in the details of our lives, we all share the common thread of the Airstream to bring us together...and that's why we are all here... We have made some good friends, here — FOD and otherwise — and for that we are grateful.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:30 PM   #216
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Very well stated TBRich. Thank you !!
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The TAC rallys sound like code to me. zz
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So that's now over, what about a summer FOD rally?
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What about tying it in with Pride festivities somewhere? Maybe there could be a caravan of Airstreams in the parade?
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I don't know about this summer but certainly in 2014 we should be considering something for World Pride in Toronto!!!
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So that's now over, what about a summer FOD rally?
We just need to set a date. Scott and I are going to a AS rally April 8-9 in GA and I have a 5k on the 16th of April. Any time before or after can work. Eureka is about 750 miles for us. If we can find a place a bit closer maybe 500 miles or so, that would help. It's just a time thing for me. Not sure maybe the Blue Ridge Mountains? Some ideas?
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We have always been impressed with the diversity and acceptance that's shown to everyone on the Forums ... it's important to remember that we are all Airstreamers and though there are differences in the details of our lives, we all share the common thread of the Airstream to bring us together...and that's why we are all here... We have made some good friends, here FOD and otherwise and for that we are grateful.
nothing is better than family and friends of family and we too have found them within our airstream unit, forums, and the greater camping universe. we enjoy this particular thread as it speaks to our particular interest.
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