I've never been to a gay club or bar. So I'm not sure if this might be too much too soon lol.
And I don't have any gay friends so I would have no one to go with.
What do you guys think? Also what's there to do at pride besides the parade?
HottJoe saidAre you friends with any of your gay coworkers??? I thought they all took off for Pride.
ricky1987 saidWould be nice if you run into them at Pride.
stevee90 saidYou should certainly look into it, even if you are still in the closet. It shouldn't be difficult to come across families and heterosexual couples stopping by to watch the parade. It's interesting to see all the local organizations that support LGBT community, as well as the fancy costumes and what not. The atmosphere is more festive than not. It definitely does not hurt to spare an hour or two, or may be even less if your city has a smaller LGBT community.
I find people to be friendlier than usual during the pride week, especially at the LGBT-oriented events. People are less reserved and more willing to chat with newcomers and what not.
It's pretty common for the pride week to host at least one night of clubbing or bar event, so you should look into that. I remember waiting in line for over an hour to get into a club during pride in Toronto, and it was totally worth it. Everyone was in the party mood, no one got left out. Probably the best gay clubbing experience I've ever had.
midwesternman saidricky1987 saidWould be nice if you run into them at Pride.
Yeah it would be cause I never actually told any of them I'm gay. (To be fair they never asked. Just assumed I was straight.)
redsoxfan791 saidPersonally, I'm not a fan of pride, but I think you should go. You don't have to immerse yourself in "the scene" like some do, but you need to get out and about every so often. You can't wait to get comfortable about being in gay settings. You just have to do it. You may decide that Pride and "the scene" aren't for you, but the only way to make that decision is by dipping your foot in the water.
marco92 saidI'm not at all into the gay scene and I do not see the point of Gay Prides : maybe it was justified 30 years ago and still is in some parts of the world, to fight against discrimination, but now in American or European big cities, frankly, what's the use ? it even looks pretty ridiculous to me. But I guess it's good if you want to cruise... OK, I might go, then...
in_this_corner saidJust go. It's fine.
S34n05 saidI volunteered at my first couple of prides since I didn't have anyone to go with. It was an okay experience. I walked around for a bit afterwards but got bored fairly quick. I think its a better experience if you're with a group of people, or you go out at night. I've yet to see a parade, but I think that will change this year.
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