Courtesy Oprah's Life You Want Tour Following your passion in search of your purpose backfired on one party-planner over the weekend.
On Friday, as New Yorkers reacted to the news of the city's first confirmed Ebola case, two members of a queer Facebook group announced plans to throw a dance party fundraiser to benefit organizations battling the epidemic.
Instead, they got a big gay backlash.
Michelle Burnaby, a nurse at a New York City "Ebola-designated hospital," posted a photo of Oprah on a Facebook group called Queer Exchange and said, "I'm channeling Oprah right now...what I'm proposing is bound to make us all into our best-selves."
She proposed a "pay-as-you-can dance party" to the group's more than 14,000 members, with all proceeds going to a "direct-impact NGO." She suggested either Doctors Without Borders or the International Rescue Committee but added that she was open to other ideas.More »