How do you feel about protesters at Pride?

  • pharmstudent

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    Jul 02, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    Do you just ignore them? I saw some guys trying to argue with them. I thought about making out with my friend infront of them but I chickened out last minute.
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    Jul 02, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    I ignore them. it's not a place for debate. It's a festival, a parade, a place for having fun and celebrating with friends.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 02, 2013 7:10 AM GMT
    The bastards have got a lot of nerve.
    I want them to "disappear."
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    Jul 02, 2013 7:24 AM GMT
    Well, I've always feel sorry for them. They must be so misguided in life to preach such hatred and stupidity. They are clearly uneducated people that don't understand the sanctity of humanity. It's actually quite sad that they go through life with such misguided and plain wrong beliefs. I am just very happy that I was raised to be open minded and think of protesters as the unfortunate ones.
  • camfer

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    Jul 02, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    It's best to ignore the protesters because they are just looking for confrontation or reaction.

    Personally I like having the protesters because it makes them look like fools and it shows how gays are such strong, proud, self-actualized, and powerful community that we invoke fear in others.

    In my little town of 6000 people we had 7 protesters at our 2011 pride event. They had a bullhorn, signs, the whole deal. The local police force was awesome and moved the protesters so far to the outskirts of the park that the event was in no way affected.

    Strangely, when the protesters got back to their van after spewing their bile they found they had flat tires. Even more strangely, none of the tire shops were able to help repair their tires. I don't know how they ever got out of here, but they haven't returned. icon_biggrin.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 02, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
    I take a picture with them then ignore them icon_biggrin.gif
  • stratavos

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    Jul 02, 2013 2:31 PM GMT
    yes I ignore them. It's much more Civil than breaking into an argument or fueling their fire.

    Also... it makes me a bit sad (only in reflection) that that's how they're spending their day (they could be doing so much more worthwhile stuff).
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    Jul 02, 2013 2:32 PM GMT
    I usually look for something that'll make me laugh...

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    Jul 02, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    Be nice. Some of these protesters will be on a float next year.



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    Jul 02, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    ^^icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

    I ignore them. They're really kind of sad.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 02, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    NewMtler saidBe nice. Some of these protesters will be on a float next year.




    Yes, I always wonder if it is their desperate attempt to attend gay pride and use it as an excuse in their church, that they are going out to spread the word. Say hi to them, they usually smile (unless their sponsor is watching them -- ya it is their way of curing the gay within them ... resist the temptation). If you give into anger, then they win, that is what they are trying to provoke so that they will feel unwanted by the gay community.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 02, 2013 3:16 PM GMT
    Thats why I carry a box of rotton eggs.. that'll learn em! LOL

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    JK... actually I'd probably see who they are and how legitimate their message is. I'd probably either ignore them or comment.. not argue.

    If it was Westborough.. I'd use the eggs...
    I'd say.. "this is what we think of you in Kansas"

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    Jul 02, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    The last protester I talked to seemed to be there against his will, as if he had been pressured into proving he wasn't gay.
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    Jul 02, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    I've never seen them at Toronto pride. If they are there though I'm sure they just help our cause by making people on the fence realize what douches the anti-gay folk are.
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    Jul 02, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    i think its like when somebody makes a negative comment about huge bodybuilders in the "Huge Bodybuilder Appreciation Threads". I'm like...why are you even here? Hoping to convince some of these guys who can't help oogling huge, thick, powerful men that the objects of their affection are, in fact, unattractive?
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    Jul 02, 2013 8:14 PM GMT
    I've never seen anybody who has any sense, or brains, or even a dollar's worth of intelligence protesting at PRIDE. Bums, derelicts and homophobic imbeciles mostly! Give them the fullest attention they deserve, which is none at all.
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    Jul 02, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    ignore them
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    Jul 02, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    Remember all those fucks protesting Brown vs. Board of Educ. ruling....
    Fuck 'em.
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    Jul 02, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI usually look for something that'll make me laugh...

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    LOL!
  • SkyMiles

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    Jul 02, 2013 8:49 PM GMT
    The protesters deserve our thanks and appreciation: 1) it's a free country 2) the more they get attention, the more people support equal rights 3) pissing them off enough for them to drop the pork rinds, get off the couch and protest means we're doing something right! icon_idea.gif
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    Jul 02, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    Did not see any in Manhattan lol
  • Whipmagic

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    Jul 02, 2013 9:04 PM GMT
    I laugh at them.
  • in_this_corne...

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    Jul 02, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidDid not see any in Manhattan lol


    Maybe I wasn't paying that close of attention, but I didn't notice any in Milwaukee. I remember in past years they were near the entry gates, but across the street.

    Maybe security wouldn't let them close enough to get a good look at the festival goers so none of them showed up? Or they just were on the inside not protesting this year. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 02, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    I always tell them that if they were just a tad bit more attractive (OK - a lot) they might get some attention.

    Seriously, they all seem so unhappy and they are easy to rattle to the point they get abusive and nasty. Great ambassadors for their Lord Jesus Christ.
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    Jul 02, 2013 10:53 PM GMT
    Well in all do respect, Pride doesn't exactly paint gays in the best light.