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That’s right ladies, Dinah Shore can be for you too, lol.  Thanks to Lucy and Gail, Dinah Shore Weekend, a weekend traditionally when thousands of lesbian women, mostly white, descend upon Palm Springs, California for weekend of fun in the sun, is being remixed…in color.

Lucy and Gail, who are known for holding it down for the sistas in Palm Springs, have announced their 2008 line up for Dinah Shore Weekend with Evelyn Champagne King headlining their Friday Night Dance Party.

Dinah Shore 2008 is taking place this year April 6-8, 2008 so mark your calendars now.

Lucy and Gail have lots planned for us colored girls this year including the opening night party on Thursday the 3rd featuring singer Gennie Jackson, a cultural marketplace at their host hotel the new Ramada Resort and a reception on Friday the 4th before Evelyn Champagne King takes the stage.  Sexy DJ Claudette is deejaying the pool party on Saturday the 5th along with a performance by Skim and then later that evening there’s a barbeque.  On Sunday the 6th there’s a jazz brunch.

I will definitely be in the house.  I can finally squeeze my ass into a two-piece and you think I’m not going to show it off?  Shit.  You must be crazy, lol.  You betta ask somebody.  I don’t even care if my tummy pokes out cause’ I’ve come a long ways from where I was baby!

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I finally made the trek to Dinah Shore last year.  I remember it like it was yesterday, lol because that was the same weekend that I colored my hair to the funky red it is today and I met my future wife Skyler, lol.  The picture above is from Dinah Shore 2007.  She doesn’t know it yet, but yeah, we’re going to get married one day, lol.  I called it my liberation weekend.  I had started my weight loss plan and was told that I needed to get out of the house for something non-work related, lol.  I was nervous as all get out but I went and I had a fabulous time at Marquita’s party.  I should have just spent the night out there, but my ass wanted to sleep in my own bed and so I drove up and back in the same night, or shall I say the next morning in the wee hours.  Thank God for good friends that will follow you home to make sure you get in okay (Thanks Lajoy!).

Okay ladies, so who’s going to meet me in the desert in April for Dinah Shore Weekend?  Don’t leave me hangin’.  We finally have a space of our own at the largest lesbian event in the world.  And this is not a diss to Mariah Henson and what’s she’s accomplished with Dinah Shore Weekend, but it’s to say that as a Black lesbian I can appreciate having a space where we are featured.  And hey, the more the merrier, right?  Holla.

If you’re interested in going, you can get more info and make reservations at www.lucyandgail.com, lucyandgail@aol.com, or by calling (760) 416-3545.