Organizers of the annual autumn "Gay Days" at the Disneyland theme parks in Anaheim, Calif., announced this week that a special "Mini Gay Day" event would be held this year on April 1. The informal gathering—which is not sponsored by the Disney Company—is timed to take place halfway between the much larger first-weekend-in-October event, "because you can never have enough fairies and evil queens in your life," the organizers said in a statement. "We always hear from gays and lesbians who would love there to be a Gay Day at Disneyland every weekend. This mini event is a great way to get together a few months before the big weekend in October."
The event at the Disneyland park is a "mix in," for which LGBT parkgoers typically wear red shirts to identify themselves among other park visitors. Organizers have planned a number of happenings over the course of that Saturday, including a "Single Riders Gathering" at the Jungle Cruise, a group photo, and an unofficial cocktail reception at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. For more information, visit www.GayDay2.com/.