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.