Well folks, another cherished holiday has come and gone. No, I’m not talking about National Spumoni Day (the Italian part of my heritage is very disappointed that I needed to Google “spumoni”). I mean, of course, International Butch Appreciation Day! This is actually the first year I’ve heard of this joyous occasion (is this the first year it’s existed?) and I’m completely honored/stoked that we butches have finally earned our own holiday, placing us in the elite company of “molded Italian ice cream made with layers of different colors and flavors, usually containing candied fruits and nuts.” So, I thought it would be fun to share with you all how I celebrated – or rather, was appreciated on – this special day.
My one and only complaint about Butch Appreciation Day is that it fell on a Thursday. Since I have a Big Person Job where I’m expected to work during the day or something ridiculous like that, there wasn’t much time for celebrations on August 18th. The GF and I caught a screening of Play in the Gray, a documentary about Boston-based drag and cabaret troupe All the Kings Men. I highly recommend seeing this, especially if you’re a gender-nonconformist like me (read more about my thoughts on Play in the Gray and drag on Diffuse 5). We topped off the evening by chatting up fellow Boston queer scene members and then going out for sushi (insert obligatory “lesbians love raw fish” joke here).
To make up for the lack of time on actual Butch Appreciation Day, we decided to move the main event to this past weekend. You see, my GF knows the not-so-secret path to my heart, which runs directly through my stomach. So naturally, the best way to appreciate this butch is through copious amounts of delicious food. And man, was I ever appreciated. Warning: the following images will make you desperately wish it were closer to lunch:
Pretty awesome, huh? She even
kept me out of trouble let me express my creative side with the extra cake batter and frosting. The results of my decorating experiments were a bit more, um, avant-garde:
As you can see, I had a pretty amazing Butch Appreciation Day/Weekend. Now, I want to hear about yours! Butches, how were you appreciated last week? Femmes, what did you do for the butch(es) in your life, and what’s on your Femme Appreciation Day wishlist? Share your stories (and photos, please!) in the comments.