What do you guys think about wearing a speedo to pride?

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    Mar 27, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    What do you guys think about wearing a speedo/brief style swimsuit to pride? Here at San Diego Pride I usually see a few people walking around in nothing but a speedo. I was thinking of wearing a square cut or brief cut this year. I am curious as to what your guys thoughts are.
  • BmwKid92

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    Mar 27, 2012 6:20 AM GMT
    everyones gonna say do it, but be prepared to be starred at by nasty fat infected old people who wait for those sort of things. i would never but thats me
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    Mar 27, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    If you feel confident about yourself then go for it, you don't need validation from nobody. Have fun its just once a year event.
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    Mar 27, 2012 6:27 AM GMT
    frankjath saidWhat do you guys think about wearing a speedo to pride?
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    Mar 27, 2012 10:02 AM GMT
    Bmwkid92 saideveryones gonna say do it, but be prepared to be starred at by nasty fat infected old people who wait for those sort of things. i would never but thats me


    Or just a few judgmental, sanctimonious ones.
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    Mar 27, 2012 12:58 PM GMT
    It's better if you do it on a dare.... have a few drinks wear dark sunglasses and a great smile. Oh and flip flops...lol. You'll get a lot of good comments if you've got it.... not everyone looks good in them though. Let's see now... oh yeah Toronto Pride was great...hehe.
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    Mar 27, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    Like an umbrella in the rain!1
  • imbrad

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    Mar 27, 2012 1:03 PM GMT
    pride is just that. If you have pride and are confident in who you are and how you present yourself then go for it. If you are going to be all self consious about it and tuggin on your shorts or whatever then don't ruin a good thing by being distracted. Last year i was wearing shorts and suspenders (which i wouldn't wear normally) but it was part of a float and part of a celebration and we had a blast. Do you and do you well ;)
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    frankjath saidWhat do you guys think about wearing a speedo/brief style swimsuit to pride? Here at San Diego Pride I usually see a few people walking around in nothing but a speedo. I was thinking of wearing a square cut or brief cut this year. I am curious as to what your guys thoughts are.


    two words:

    DO IT
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    frankjath saidWhat do you guys think about wearing a speedo/brief style swimsuit to pride?


    Not a good idea in the UK - the cold weather can cause ...er...shrinkage...thats why you rarely see me in a kilt...no sirree....
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    Absolutely, go for it. Because the whole idea behind "Pride" is to show the world that we as gay people have our priorities right.....SEX. This is that special time of year when we get to prove what our enemies say about us to be true: That being gay is all about sex. We don't care about the silly things heterosexuals care about.....finding a partner to spend our lives with....contributing to society and our community.....blah blah blah. Fuck all that boring shit! We just want to wear inappropriate skimpy clothing and fuck and suck all the live long day. Oh and have parades. Yes, parades while wearing inappropriate skimpy clothing. Yeah PRIDE! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    frankjath saidWhat do you guys think about wearing a speedo/brief style swimsuit to pride? Here at San Diego Pride I usually see a few people walking around in nothing but a speedo. I was thinking of wearing a square cut or brief cut this year. I am curious as to what your guys thoughts are.

    Lots of guys do, IF they have the body. Plus many of our bartenders and vendors/exhibitors will wear Speedos at Pride here. Also, consider that you may be out in the sun for many hours, even more than you might normally be at the beach, and your skin will burn as well on the street as on the sand. So use sunblock.

    I don't know what the San Diego merchants & bars would say if you wanted to go inside their places. For the immediate area around Pride it may not be an issue. If you'll be with friends, maybe someone can carry a "support bag" for you and any of them also in Speedos, containing a T or tank, and brief gym shorts, so you're not confined to the street. And of course you have to get there, not sure how you plan that.
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    Since I march with church folks I don't think I would even if I had the body for it, which I don't.

    @Scruffy Pride should represent the whole community. If you are a family-values type, then come represent your modestly-dressed self! We were just talking at a meeting a few weeks ago about how much the media focuses on the most outrageous outfits at every pride event; it's time to call them out on it. Religious groups are the largest single segment of NYC's pride parade.
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile saidSince I march with church folks I don't think I would even if I had the body for it, which I don't.

    @Scruffy Pride should represent the whole community. If you are a family-values type, then come represent your modestly-dressed self! We were just talking at a meeting a few weeks ago about how much the media focuses on the most outrageous outfits at every pride event; it's time to call them out on it. Religious groups are the largest single segment of NYC's pride parade.




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    Mar 27, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    if you got it, flaunt it!
    a speedo is daring, but honestly i see guys in more revealing jockstraps and thongs at pride. hell, i see guys just wearing only a cockring and a harness at toronto pride.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    What does a swim suit have to do with Gay Pride? Please educate me.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    Is there a swimming or diving competition? Maybe synchronized swimming?

    As a side note, my earliest recollection of a gay pride parade was that of a partially naked sub guy in a leather jockstrap being pulled on a spiked leash by a leather-clad dom, while being flogged by another dom dressed in full BDSM outfit. As a newbie at that time, this public display of raw sexuality struck me as completely shocking, vulgar and inappropriate--particularly because it's a public parade that innocent children might accidentally see. It wasn't the concept of sub/dom that was shocking to me; rather, it's the public display of it that riled me. Later that night, all I saw on TV were video clips of those guys which, in my newbie mind, completely distracted from the raison d'etre of the gay pride celebration.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    This is why I avoid pride parades to be honest.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    I think pride does a lot of gays a disservice. Doesn't represent who a lot of us are. Put some freakin' clothes on.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    hou2jax saidI think pride does a lot of gays a disservice. Doesn't represent who a lot of us are. Put some freakin' clothes on.


    Again I say if you feel that way, show up in your jeans and represent gays who think like you do. Let the world see we're not all alike. Pride events are what we make them, either by showing up or staying home.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    frankjath saidWhat do you guys think about wearing a speedo/brief style swimsuit to pride? Here at San Diego Pride I usually see a few people walking around in nothing but a speedo. I was thinking of wearing a square cut or brief cut this year. I am curious as to what your guys thoughts are.
    sluts?
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    hou2jax saidI think pride does a lot of gays a disservice. Doesn't represent who a lot of us are. Put some freakin' clothes on.


    Totally agree. Of course the spirit of the event is to express yourself however you choose. I feel that the highly charged sexual atmosphere of the whole thing is what makes a lot of people uncomfortable and not so much the "gay" aspect of it. Especially in a time where civil rights is still an issue. An exaggerated comparison would be a stripper who runs around naked all the time and is then confused why he/she doesn't get any respect. The ideas contradict.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidThis is why I avoid pride parades to be honest.


    Same here. I don't think ANYONE looks good in speedos, but I'm probably in the minority on here.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    Aren't Pride events just Mardi Gras or Gays Gone Wild or Gay Spring Break? They aren't events for people to actually take gays seriously right?

    On a related question, is there a gay event for people to actually take us seriously? Like with all the gay suicides, bullying, marriage, and equal rights, on the line and JCPenney and Starbucks taking so much heat for endorsing us... is there a gay pride event where we actually do have a non-sexual tone?
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    Mar 27, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    Brownale saidAren't Pride events just Mardi Gras or Gays Gone Wild or Gay Spring Break? They aren't events for people to actually take gays seriously right?

    On a related question, is there a gay event for people to actually take us seriously? Like with all the gay suicides, bullying, marriage, and equal rights, on the line and JCPenney and Starbucks taking so much heat for endorsing us... is there a gay pride event where we actually do have a non-sexual tone?


    I'd march in something called "Simply Gay" where people wore what they normally wear any other day of the week and gay partners walked hand in hand and those with their children or extended families walked doing those things families do, kick a soccer ball or cycle, and they represented what gay culture really is, which is basically pretty close to average culture in any other community. We read books, we work, we contribute to society, we have relationships, we fall in love, we get healthy, we get sick, sometimes we raise children, at the core of most of the gay men I know, we are fairly close to the norm of any of the other men I know, who happen to like women.