Global Coming Out With Your Flip Flops
The global coming out with your flip flops, Sneakers and Birkenstocks Yes, it’s that time of the year again when lesbians from every corner of the world hang their shoes outside their window on March 4th to promote lesbian visibility on SHOE DAY 2011.
This crazy idea comes all the way from Switzerland. The founders of the popular lesbian online community shoe.org asked their members for fun ideas to promote lesbian pride back in 2004. The over 160’000 strong SHOE community came up with many different ideas but one has now become virtually a cult!
For the past 6 years lesbians from all around the world are hanging a pair of shoes outside the window every March 4th. So everyone, even those with a not fully functioning Gaydar can walk around in their neighboorhoods and check out where other lesbians live. It was said that some were lucky enough to get invited for a cup of coffee. Wouldn’t that be a grand way to start a movie?
The idea is simple and easy to do and that probably explains it’s huge success. So far Lesbians in USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe have taken part but also as far away as India, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, South Korea, Czech Republic – places, you would normally not hear of any lesbians.
For a whole day, the lesbian community unites and showes pride, simply by hanging their shoes outside their window. Without fear for those, who haven’t come out to their friends and family yet. As those women can participate in this fun without facing confrontation or prejudice, as no-one else knows what they are doing!
The next SHOE DAY will be held on 4 March 2011. Women everywhere are encouraged to participate in this international Coming Out Event.
Get your shoes out the closet – it’s time to publicly display lesbian pride!