24 Hour Fitness is clueless – check this out:

24 Hour Fitness closes for Gay Pride

That’s right, my West Hollywood gym is celebrating Gay Pride by shortening its hours on Saturday and CLOSING on Sunday – has there ever been a less appropriate way to celebrate a holiday than this?


Borrowed 'Is that gay?' logo

Do people celebrate Independence Day by burning American flags? Do people celebrate Black History Month by watching 7th Heaven? Do people celebrate a particular commemoration by engaging in an activity completely out of line with that which is being commemorated? The answer to all three questions (particularly the third one) is “NO!”

I’ve never actually seen 7th Heaven

So why in the name of male-on-male sodomy would a gymnasium in the middle of what very well might be the gayest place on Earth (it would, minimally, finish top three) celebrate gay pride by preventing men from congregating in tiiiiiiiiight short-shorts and civil commitment partner-beaters to get sweaty, work out their arms, blast their buns, and blow out their backs, let alone exercise??? It makes less sense than Delonte West.

You don’t see Hamburger Mary’s canceling Wednesday Night Bingo, do you? You don’t see O-Bar canceling Sunday Brunch, do you?

Well,

Gay Pride O-Bar Brunch

do you??
(sorry for the shitty quality of my cell phone camera pics)

I swear, 24 Hour Fitness, if you weren’t literally more than four times less expensive than Crunch and if I hadn’t already signed up for a three-year membership, I would strongly consider going to another gym.

Postscript:

Fun things I discovered while researching this post:

  • Dictionary.com defines sodomy as: 1) anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex 2) copulation with a member of the same sex.
  • Fairly creepy Disney-constructed white person town Celebration, Florida counts amongst its residents four-time Super Bowl Champion and not liquored up Canadian, National Football League placekicker Adam Vinatieri.

and one thing I did not:

  • I am still not sure if I’m supposed to be celebrating Gay Pride Month, Gay Pride Long Weekend, or just indefinitely celebrating Gay Pride until a particular authority or authoritative body tells me I can stop.