Is Gay Pride Dead?

  • barracuda68

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    Jun 27, 2011 1:06 PM GMT
    Here are three great opinions on that question:

    http://paulotics.com/index.php/spectrum-debates/pride-in-the-21st-century
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    Jun 27, 2011 1:28 PM GMT

    NO, all of these strides we have been making politically are not being done by selfish, apathetic, self centered, club hoppers, but by driven and rational activists brimming with PRIDE. That all this is happening for us is proof that PRIDE exist. These lobbyist, protesters, and demonstrators surely aren't middle of the road. They have to make their sexuality known and not care to fight for the whole community, representing the gayist and the straight acting alike. That is why PRIDE is so flamboyant, it has to exceed as to not exclude anyone. If it was understated, not only would it exclude people who'd die without it, it would not speak loud enough politically. You have to be heard and have a strong identity to make change that way. A lot of gay guys act indifferent toward Pride because they think it's rebellious and makes them come off cool. But they'll be reaping the rewards of those with it.
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    Jun 27, 2011 1:34 PM GMT
    Pride is alive, self-respect is dead.
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    Jun 27, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    My self respect is intact, but the gay community killed off my pride for it, while I worked in the killing fields of a bathhouse at the end of the gay plauge era. I walked away with my head hung from what I was a witness to from a community I had steadfastly stood by when so many fleed,and went into hiding, and died too.
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    Jun 27, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    I'm happy and full of self pride, but it has nothing to do with being gay.

    Gay pride is for retards who have nothing else going on in their life to be happy about so they have to celebrate their sexuality because what else is there in their poor pathetic life's to celebrate besides their sex life? or their fantasies of having a sex life? icon_twisted.gif
  • barracuda68

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    Jun 28, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
    Thanks for your comments!
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    Jun 28, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    No, but it is more commericial (at least in Toronto). It has evolved from a political event to a party that encompasses a wide number of people. I take it from what it is, a good time for a few days.