Straight Pride parade in NYC

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    Jul 08, 2008 2:27 AM GMT
    To me this is a slap in the face for our movement that has fought so hard and so long for equality. What do straight people have to be proud about ?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20080707/bs_prweb/prweb1077774_2
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    Jul 08, 2008 4:47 AM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20080707/bs_prweb/prweb1077774_2
  • zi0nx5

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    Jul 08, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    It's a little offensive, since it's an offensive-front against Gay Pride parades and/or the LGBT community in general. If it were just about "Straight Pride" with no hidden agenda of comabtivism (that's not a word really) then I would be fine with it.

    But seeing how it's centered about reggae music, I would be more inclined to think it's more about the music than "Straight Pride." Seems to me that the name is just a name and anyone into reggae music will go anyway regardless. And I'll find it a bit hard that it will truly truly be family-oriented..... wait, what's that I smell?? Ahhhhh, yes. That sweet smell of sweet delicious bud. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 08, 2008 5:00 AM GMT
    I read the lyrics to that song. Plain ignorant people. Ignorance is why this is a problem in the first place. They need to wake up.
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    Jul 08, 2008 5:24 AM GMT
    Utter bullshit.

    I hope it rains bloody murder on there parade.
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    Jul 08, 2008 5:26 AM GMT
    But it's not news. It's a PR posting, listed like a news story, under Yahoo's PRWeb.

    And the idiot promoter! Really? Not interested in reggae sales to gays?

    The whole "article" reads like an amateur attempt at a backlash.
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    Jul 08, 2008 5:53 AM GMT
    Robby08 saidWhat do straight people have to be proud about ?
    They can be proud of all the gay babies they make! hah!
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    Jul 08, 2008 9:51 AM GMT
    Every day of the year is an f'in straight pride parade. They don't need a special day. Seriously, every day is a celebration of straightness....the ads on the sides of buses, songs in the radio, magazine articles, etc. etc.
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    Jul 08, 2008 12:48 PM GMT
    i dont vote for there to really be any sort of parades for anyone, but reading this article, wow, i feel the world just took a big step back.

    but then again, music that originates from that region, rap, reggae, etc - well, ive never really seen the intelligence in any of it.
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    Jul 08, 2008 1:21 PM GMT
    rowerboy saidi dont vote for there to really be any sort of parades for anyone, but reading this article, wow, i feel the world just took a big step back.

    but then again, music that originates from that region, rap, reggae, etc - well, ive never really seen the intelligence in any of it.


    I wouldn't go so far as to dismiss all of the music of 'that region.' Hip hop and rap-- good hip hop and rap-- can be very thoughtful and reflective on the attitudes and problems of modern society. If you're interested I would suggest reading the lyrics to songs by artists like Aesop Rock, Jurassic 5, or Mos Def. The lyrics are insightful and reflective and express an awareness about systemic problems in society that most mainstream rap and hip hop ignore in favour of slapping bitches and bling bling.

    And, despite these reggae pricks, I still love me some Bob Marley when the mood strikes.

  • SoDakGuy

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    Jul 08, 2008 1:22 PM GMT
    The str8s already have their own version of Gay Pride ... it's called "State Fair."

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    Jul 08, 2008 1:27 PM GMT
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    Jul 08, 2008 1:42 PM GMT
    Only minorities get to have pride parades [edit: ...socially speaking of course, not legally speaking]. [edit: When majorities have "Our Majority Pride" parades they should be prepared for some backlash from minority groups.]

    The bastards.
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    Jul 08, 2008 1:49 PM GMT
    "Jah Jah gonna hit them hard
    All the men who visit men backyard
    Leaving all the women to starve
    One thunder ball and all of them pause"

    This is their message?! Fucktards.
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    Jul 08, 2008 1:50 PM GMT
    Sedative said"Jah Jah gonna hit them hard
    All the men who visit men backyard
    Leaving all the women to starve
    One thunder ball and all of them pause"

    This is their message?! Fucktards.


    Yeah, not so inspiring or intelligent.

    But I would hope that you wouldn't categorize all rap, hip-hop and reggae as similarly homophobic and infantile.

    These are the bad apples; there are some more enlightened ones about.
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    Jul 08, 2008 1:55 PM GMT
    This is nothing more than a disgruntled reggae dance hall music production house of little consequence lashing out because there have been such strong backlashes at their homophobic music. There have been boycotts of the music, sponsorship cancellations, concert cancellations, etc. The music world is not suffering for lack of yet another guitar player who strums upward. Nobody will show up at this dumb event except supporters of this kind of music.
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    Jul 08, 2008 2:00 PM GMT
    In some ways it may seem silly, offensive, or a slap in the face but equality is what we are all after so they should have the right to the same things that we do and to share that they are proud of their lifestyle as well. Not offensive to me and much greater issues at hand in the gay community to deal with.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 08, 2008 2:01 PM GMT
    "What do straight people have to be proud about ?"

    Well, this may not be the most popular sentiment, but to me...it makes just as much sense for a straight person to be proud of being straight as it does for a gay person to be proud of being gay. Very little. I understand that's not necessarily the point of a Pride parade--that people are celebrating the ability to be open about it, etc--but while I'm certainly not ashamed of being gay, I'm not proud of it either. It's a lot like ethnic background to me, where I'm neither proud nor ashamed that most of my ancestry traces to Ireland, and most of what doesn't goes to Germany instead. It's something that I was born with and which I didn't need to practice or work on, but just happened on its own. In general, things which don't take effort are things I find it hard to be proud of...and it certainly doesn't take me any effort to be attracted to men. I recognize things might be different if the society I was living in was different, but in relatively urban sections of the US at this historical time period, this is how I experience things.
  • groundcombat

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    Jul 08, 2008 2:05 PM GMT
    RE MSUBioNerd:

    Exactly. Why should we care that straight people want to have a Straight Pride parade? We should let them do what they choose in their free time and expect the same in return from them when our pride comes around.
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    Jul 08, 2008 2:23 PM GMT
    Sedative said"Jah Jah gonna hit them hard
    All the men who visit men backyard
    Leaving all the women to starve
    One thunder ball and all of them pause"

    This is their message?! Fucktards.



    and they deliver it with a clerihew rhyme scheme they can't even maintain for half the stanzas! Fucktards.
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    Jul 08, 2008 2:36 PM GMT
    This parade is not as much a celebration of their "straightness", but a response to them being pissed off that reggae artists are being banned all over for being homophobic. The undergrad gay groups at my college boycotted reggae artists who performed at the undergrad hangout, like Cappleton, who had lyrics like “Burn out a queer / Blood out a queer.” One question this raised for me- is this the same as when the KKK has parades celebrating their "White Pride"?
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    Jul 08, 2008 2:40 PM GMT
    yalemarine saidThis parade is not as much a celebration of their "straightness", but a response to them being pissed off that reggae artists are being banned all over for being homophobic. The undergrad gay groups at my college boycotted reggae artists who performed at the undergrad hangout, like Cappleton, who had lyrics like “Burn out a queer / Blood out a queer.” One question this raised for me- is this the same as when the KKK has parades celebrating their "White Pride"?


    As sad as it may be even the KKK has the right to free speech as do gays, str8's, The Black Panthers, or any other group in society. We should all respect that as it includes every group or click in a free country, it's only fair.
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    Jul 08, 2008 3:06 PM GMT
    Free speech, huh? Sounds more like Hate speech to me. I don't know... I've always felt really conflicted about that "right". icon_confused.gif

    People get all high and mighty and throw around their "right" to free speech. I almost feel like it can be used to justify anything. It really freaks me out to see mass gatherings of people spreading a message of hatred. And while it's going to exist no matter what anyone does... should it really be given a platform? Like, where's the line drawn? icon_question.gif
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    Jul 08, 2008 3:07 PM GMT
    Chizzad said
    As sad as it may be even the KKK has the right to free speech as do gays, str8's, The Black Panthers, or any other group in society. We should all respect that as it includes every group or click in a free country, it's only fair.


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    The dichotomy we all face is that the language which we find so offensive is as protected as our right to post what we believe in a public forum, like right here! When speech transcends into negative action is where the problem lies.

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    Jul 08, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    BostonVball saidFree speech, huh? Sounds more like Hate speech to me. I don't know... I've always felt really conflicted about that "right". icon_confused.gif

    People get all high and mighty and throw around their "right" to free speech. I almost feel like it can be used to justify anything. It really freaks me out to see mass gatherings of people spreading a message of hatred. And while it's going to exist no matter what anyone does... should it really be given a platform? Like, where's the line drawn? icon_question.gif


    Taking the side of devil's advocate here: Regardless the message, the right to free speech is what made this democracy happen. There will always be conflicting messages and those that people agree and don't agree with. If we never heard anything that offended us LGBTs then how would we create our own truthful stance for what and who we are? And vice versa. If there were no color black, there would be no color white. If there were no evil, there wouldn't be any good.

    And the line is only drawn when people get physically hurt, segregated to the point where there are inequalities of access or inhibition of and counterpoint's right to free speech, etc.