So my original question was more rambly, but I'll cut to the chase this time: How does one go about finding a flag daddy, especially if you don't live in a "flag capital?" Are there other ways of getting into flagging? I find it beautiful and interesting and I'd like to try.
My flag daddy found me.
He came into my life when I needed him and left before I could get his number.
The flagging community is annoyingly low-tech. There is frustratingly little information online about this world and everything I know was learned through word-of-mouth.
However, there are a few active Facebook Groups you should follow:
Flagging in the Park SF: this is the big flagging group and series of parties for San Francisco. Xavier chairs the tea dances and also co-teaches flagging classes every Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30pm at Fitness SF SoMa.
SoCal Flaggers: seems like a very active flagger group for folks in SoCal. Seems there are also a few folks who make and sell flags for the upcoming Pride flagging events…hmmm.
Flaggers USA: a little less active than the two Cali groups, but there are posts about flagging dances and events around America, some dances in NYC’s central park, Chicago, FTL…