Team Goodisness: Join Traci Dinwiddie for life-saving fun

Sweet  Nov 4

1630.616726485.customJoin Sweet’s Traci Dinwiddie, Shannon Wentworth and gaggle of Sweeties on Team Goodisness for the AIDS Life/Cycle, June 1-7, 2014.

Three ways to help end HIV / AIDS:
1. Join our team as a virtual rider / cheerleader / fundraiser.
2. Join our team, train and ride with us.
3. Make a donation to our team or a team member.

Join Team Gooodisness now!

When joining our team, virtually or actually, you can save $25 on registration by entering the promo code SWEET at check out. Whoo hoo!

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Sweeties rock Puerto Vallarta … with goodness

Sweet  Aug 14
Singer Brandi Carlile makes sock puppets with children in Puerto Vallarta.

Singer Brandi Carlile makes sock puppets with children in Puerto Vallarta.

Remember show and tell? Well, I’m not even remotely a morning person. All of my elementary school report cards said, “Shannon needs more sleep.” Actually, people, you need to start school later. When I wake up, I function slightly better than a zombie. By that I mean, I don’t try to consume human flesh. Otherwise, total zombie — crazy hair, ungainly shuffle, moaning, the whole bit.

Since I gave new meaning to “Dawn of the Dead” each day, I usually forgot my thing to show, so I’d always tell.

For a change of pace, I’ve chosen show this time. So without further ado, please enjoy this video of Sweet’s amazing community service projects at our Hard Rock Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 7-14, 2013.

Join Sweet on our next adventure in debauchery and do-goodery as we help women, children and animals at Sweet’s Playacar Resort, September 21-28, 2013.

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Sweet visits autistic kids

Sweet  Nov 14

On our recent Eastern Caribbean Cruise, 10 wonderful Sweeties visited the Seahorse Institute in Nassau, Bahamas, where Dr. Michelle Majors and her team provide vital services to children with autism. It was inspiring to see the training and dedication of Dr. Majors and her staff as well as the joy of the children they serve. Sweeties donated cash and supplies to the institute, where there were no actual seahorses. We look forward to visiting again in June on our Short and Sweet Cruise, June 28-July 1, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweet helpers for the holidays

Sweet  Nov 12

The generosity of Sweeties never ceases to amaze me. Last year, Sweeties headed four projects in four regions for the holidays. This year, Sweeties are setting out to top themselves with eight projects in seven areas. Whoo hoo! Sweeties rock. Please contact your project leader below to get involved in your neck of the woods. If you don’t see a project in your area, start a project of your own.

To start a new project, email Candy at candy [at] lesbian dot com.

SAN FRANCISCO
Sweetie of the Year Darcie Takeuchi leads two projects this year. Clearly, someone is doubling down for a Sweet repeat in 2013.
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Cozumel cat and dog rescue

shannon  Aug 3


When stray dogs and cats dream, it’s about being the adored pet of a lesbian. Don’t doubt for a second that they talk about it. They talk of little else.

“I heard they let you sleep in the bed with them!”

“Well, I heard they feed you actual raw meat and vegetables that they prepare fresh every meal.”

“I heard they take pictures of you with them when they go on vacation!”

Yeah, pretty much, you’re all the talk in animal shelters all over the world. Being a lesbian’s pet is like winning the fuzzy lottery. In Cozumel, we’re going to make dreams come true for our furry friends.
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Nothing Sweeter than Candy

Sweet  May 2

The No. 1 reason Sweet vacations are so awesome are the people we attract. Case in point, Sweetie of the Year nominee Candy Parker embodies our philosophy of debauchery and do-goodery to the Nth power. Since we met her on her 50th birthday in Isla Mujeres last year, she’s taken booked five more Sweet trips, done two community service projects, organized the creation of a charity cookbook to benefit the Cozumel Humane Society and written a story about her Sweet experience for Curve Magazine.

As a solo traveler, Candy was worried about coming on her own, but she quickly became the leader of a very wild pack of solos. Her friendliness is a magnet that draws in Sweeties, old and new. Read the rest of this entry »

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