Sadly, one of our beloved spaces has lost its battle for the location on Denman Street, but is that it?
It is time for us to speak up my beautiful gays and friends of! We weren’t successful is securing the new Denman location, but we can still try to keep our current location for a little bit longer. So far, the city has granted the O three extensions, what’s one more between friends right?
The Odyssey is more than a bar. The Odyssey is another one of our homes. In my last post about the O, I went down the cheeky sarcastic avenue talking about how we’ve all had fun dirty times there, but I’m going to take it down a little bit more of a personal road this time.
The Odyssey is a place that did something really huge for me. It was there that I discovered that yes I was 100% gay, and that it was totally fine. Ok, I know what you’re thinking, why would I go there at all if I wasn’t gay? Well, I grew up in an Eastern European Catholic family, I was the first born prodigal son, I COULDN’T be a homo. It wasn’t in my programming! Boy, was I wrong. I always had tendencies, and knew I was different, knew that I think I liked guys…but I HAD to marry a woman and HAD to have babies. It wasn’t until I started to let myself go, and head to the gay bar with my gay friends that I finally realized how I wanted to live my life.
The Odyssey is more than a bar to me. The Odyssey is the place where I found out who I was. It’s a place where I met all of my friends, it’s a place where I wasn’t ashamed to be myself, and it’s a place where I felt safe and more accepted than anywhere else in this city, and I know that I’m not alone in those feelings.
We recognize the fact that sometimes people are afraid and don’t have the time to write directly to the council. What we at Homorazzi want to do, is create a place where you can post your own personal comments about the Odyssey and what it means to you. We are then going to send these comments to the City, and hopefully this will help them out! There is strength in numbers, so let’s show them exactly how many of us can rally behind this cause.
Post your comments directly on this article- Tell your story; Tell them why the Odyssey should be saved; Show your support in any way you can! If you want to send your own letter then email [email protected], and try to keep it as professional as possible!
News from Will, is that the City Council has been awakened by all the letters, so let’s keep them coming people!