Atlanta Gay Pride: Better and Tamer than ever.

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    Oct 13, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
    Anyone else attend Pride in Atlanta this past weekend?

    One thing is obvious: Recognizing Gays is really, really mainstream these days.

    Delta Airlines, Coke, Home Depot, Suntrust Bank...and lots of other Atlanta business folks were out in full force to celebrate our community.

    And CHURCHES! It would be easier to name the churches who didn't have floats in the parade. And SYNAGOGUES---no surprise but really sweet to see so many synagogues represented.

    One of the grand marshalls, Faisal Alam is MUSLIM.

    I'm not writing this to pretend that world peace and gay acceptance are breaking out-------but once again, it's good to see how far we've come.

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    Oct 13, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    Interesting ... sounds like something even normal people could support.
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    Oct 13, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
    The normal people, both gay and otherwise, were supporting Pride and having a great time.

    Lots of families and kids were observing and most of the church participants in the parade had children with them.

    It was NORMAL and a lot of fun too.
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    Oct 13, 2014 10:19 PM GMT
    So
    boring
    just like the straight ones?
    --no go-go boys from the clubs, throwing beads and showing their chichi's.
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    Oct 13, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidSo
    boring
    just like the straight ones?
    --no go-go boys from the clubs, throwing beads and showing their chichi's.


    Maybe it's a sign of the times.

    Gay men are starting to become a part of mainstream America instead of being considered an alternative culture.
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    Oct 13, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
    Plenty of go go boys and bead tossing. And Delta Airlines had a fab drag queen flight attendant leading their contingent.

    Heteros at Pride are a lot less prudish than certain prim(anus-clenching) members of our community.
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    Oct 13, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
    Determinate saidThe normal people, both gay and otherwise, were supporting Pride and having a great time.

    Lots of families and kids were observing and most of the church participants in the parade had children with them.

    It was NORMAL and a lot of fun too.


    I took these pics at the Miami Gay Pride Parade on South Beach a couple of years ago:

    NOT the son of same-sex parents:
    2dbv3mo.jpg

    What fascinates young boys more - "legacy couples" or their vintage cars?:
    b49ow6.jpg
  • Latenight30

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    Oct 14, 2014 3:38 PM GMT
    I've lived in Atlanta for years. We have such a diverse pride. The city is in 100% support, down to the LGBT police and firemen and women.
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    Oct 14, 2014 9:24 PM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Determinate saidThe normal people, both gay and otherwise, were supporting Pride and having a great time.

    Lots of families and kids were observing and most of the church participants in the parade had children with them.

    It was NORMAL and a lot of fun too.


    I took these pics at the Miami Gay Pride Parade on South Beach a couple of years ago:

    NOT the son of same-sex parents:
    2dbv3mo.jpg

    What fascinates young boys more - "legacy couples" or their vintage cars?:
    b49ow6.jpg


    Yeah fools, put a parade boot on there so you don't screw up the convertible top mechanism.
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    Oct 14, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
    Latenight30 saidI've lived in Atlanta for years. We have such a diverse pride. The city is in 100% support, down to the LGBT police and firemen and women.


    Absolutely!

    It was great to see all the police men and women marching.

    The APD is not only very accepting of diversity but for the past few years they've been very active in recruiting gay men and women to the force.
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    Oct 15, 2014 2:34 AM GMT
    And at least one of the main local stations actively covered and featured the events:
    http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/atlanta-pride/2014/10/12/atlanta-pride-parade/17153615/
  • waccamatt

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    Oct 17, 2014 3:33 AM GMT
    I attended Pride in Atlanta last weekend and had a good time. Pride events are growing in many areas of the Southeast. We had a record crowd in Columbia this year with over 30,000.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 17, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    silver_phoenix saidI'm sure there was still plenty of drugs and STD transmissions as always at gay events.icon_wink.gif

    Jesus, you're just like batshit crazy mom from Carrie, telling everyone their dirty pillows are showing.icon_lol.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 17, 2014 6:18 PM GMT
    silver_phoenix said
    HottJoe said
    silver_phoenix saidI'm sure there was still plenty of drugs and STD transmissions as always at gay events.icon_wink.gif

    Jesus, you're just like batshit crazy mom from Carrie, telling everyone their dirty pillows are showing.icon_lol.gif


    Hey, sissyJoe is back! What's up girlfriend, the Social Justice Warrior echo chamber you fled to must have got tired fast.

    Oh, hai, Peggy!
  • jockdude

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    Oct 17, 2014 7:47 PM GMT
    The only reason corporations get involved with pride is because they make so much money off of it.
    Otherwise they wouldn't be fucked enough to care.
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    Oct 17, 2014 7:56 PM GMT
    pazzy said
    dustin_K_tx saidSo
    boring
    just like the straight ones?
    --no go-go boys from the clubs, throwing beads and showing their chichi's.
    about time folks know that being gay isn't all about sex. folks can have gay pride with their shirt and pants on. nowadays, the folks that try to equate gay pride with sex is the homophobes or on our side of things, the gay dudes that are either insecure with themselves or the guys with their own motives.
    we don't owe heterosexuals anything though and equal rights need to be granted without having to "convince" heterosexuals that we are ~*~just like them~*~

    also, sexphobia is a huge problem in society in general, and heterosexuals are generally way worse than the lgbt world but since a lot of gay men now want to be seen as "the same" as their heterosexual counterparts they are joining in on the anti-sex stance as well.

    honestly if you have a problem with public displays of sexuality you'd better be complaining about every single bit of violence you see in the news or in movies etc. or else you're pretty much just allowing hate to fester and promoting the censorship of basic human pleasure.
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    Oct 18, 2014 3:26 AM GMT
    Determinate said
    Latenight30 saidI've lived in Atlanta for years. We have such a diverse pride. The city is in 100% support, down to the LGBT police and firemen and women.


    Absolutely!

    It was great to see all the police men and women marching.

    The APD is not only very accepting of diversity but for the past few years they've been very active in recruiting gay men and women to the force.


    The Eagle Raid was our B.C./A.D. moment! Quite a sea change in APD attitudes after that!
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    Oct 18, 2014 3:36 AM GMT
    The last time I attended pride in Atlanta, the event occurred during the last weekend in June. The weather was miserable! Hot and high humidity! You couldn't concentrate looking at the eye candy because it was so damn hot! I haven't attended an ATL pride since then.
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    Oct 18, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
    Determinate saidAnyone else attend Pride in Atlanta this past weekend?
    And CHURCHES! It would be easier to name the churches who didn't have floats in the parade. And SYNAGOGUES---no surprise but really sweet to see so many synagogues represented.

    One of the grand marshalls, Faisal Alam is MUSLIM.


    Many folks are under-selling the importance of our gay-affirming faith communities. Especially in the South (North Carolina most notably), they're the ones defusing whatever momentum was being gained by anti-gay groups chirping about "religious freedom" as an excuse for discrimination. These welcoming and affirming places of worship continue to remind people that anti-gay policies are crimping THEIR religious freedoms. Atlanta does as good a job as any at inviting faith-based communities to participate in their Pride Parades.
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    Oct 18, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    Determinate saidPlenty of go go boys and bead tossing. And Delta Airlines had a fab drag queen flight attendant leading their contingent.

    Heteros at Pride are a lot less prudish than certain prim(anus-clenching) members of our community.


    Not everyone who doesn't support "Pride" parades is "prudish." Some of us just don't understand why those with gender confusion are always chosen to lead the parade. That has nothing to do with being gay and yet they're treated like that's what we all aspire to be. In fact, to follow the whole "pick your gender" philosophy, these people see themselves as females who are attracted to men, they are straight, not gay.