Watch a black, gay dance troop prance past jeering homophobs

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    Aug 18, 2015 2:26 AM GMT



    there is hope for the future, and it lies within the future generations to come.
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    Aug 18, 2015 2:52 AM GMT
    That almost brought tears to my eyes. The editing was fantastic, and exemplified the attitudes of people I had to put up with when I first came out of the closet in the early 90's. Then throw in the black card and it has even more impact, even today.

    That dance group has more balls than a lotto machine a week before Christmas.
  • AttisXVI

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    Aug 18, 2015 3:03 AM GMT
    That was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
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    Aug 18, 2015 3:40 AM GMT
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    Aug 18, 2015 3:46 AM GMT
    That was beautiful. It brought me to tears.
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    Aug 18, 2015 11:40 AM GMT
    The series, "The Prancing Elites" is pretty good. I've watched half of the episodes. They were at the Pride March in NY this year, too.
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    Aug 18, 2015 2:11 PM GMT
    Wow! Thanks for sharing! Watching this video made my eyes water too. This is one more proof that in many instances, men with feminine gender expression traits are the most courageous people when challenging homophobia. I wonder how much racism may have contributed to some audience members' homophobic responses, since to some it may be acceptable to be openly homophobic but not openly racist. Watching this also reminded me of old TV footage of young African American students attempting to enter a University in the 1950's amidst a crowd on white/European American hecklers chanting racially demeaning slogans to them. In both instances, the students and the dancers relied on each other, their pride on who they were, and the support of courageous and fair-minded white/European American and/or heterosexual individuals to overcome the oppressive forces' violent responses. From my standpoint, both the dancers and those who expressed support for them were heroes! icon_biggrin.gif
  • jeepguySD

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    Aug 18, 2015 2:21 PM GMT
    Wow, the dancers have a lot of courage. I have to respect them for being who they are, especially in an obviously hostile environment.

    I'm sure the spectacle of the dancers scandalized many of those small-town, small-minded people, which is exactly what they need. They need to be exposed to a greater diversity of people who don't look, think, act, and live exactly like they do. It was nice to see that some of the spectators were more open minded, and kind hearted enough to show some support for the dancers.
  • starboard5

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    Aug 18, 2015 4:45 PM GMT
    Throwing my hat in with everyone above. Keep challenging the bigots. OP, thanks for posting.
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    Aug 18, 2015 6:44 PM GMT
    I think it's beautiful in a way and courageous and a hard path to walk
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    Aug 18, 2015 11:12 PM GMT
    They were pretty good dancers. I kept waiting for the crowd to realize it, start clapping and insist that they be part of the parade.

    Also, I know it was easy to see that they were black and the jeering crowd was mostly white, but I think the reaction would be the same if the crowd had also been black. I even wonder if the crowd had been filled with "pro-masculine" gay men if even they would've booed the dancers. For some reason, many people think its ok to be outwardly rude and insulting if you don't see the world the way they do. Things will get better.
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    Aug 18, 2015 11:14 PM GMT
    "It's OK to be yourself."

    All people (straight and gay) need to be told this, believe it, and live it.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 18, 2015 11:45 PM GMT
    MrFuscle saidThat was beautiful. It brought me to tears.

    Actually all the positive comments on this thread could bring tears to my eyes.icon_smile.gif
  • LostSailor

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    Aug 19, 2015 12:45 AM GMT
    That black guy with the low cut hair was fucking hot
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    Aug 19, 2015 1:21 AM GMT
    LostSailor saidThat black guy with the low cut hair was fucking hot


    The one at 2:43? He was gorgeous!
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    Aug 19, 2015 1:30 AM GMT
    That was nice to see. Good on them for being so strong in the face of adversity.

    I'm curious though as to why their permit was denied, and what the nature of the event was.
  • Wendigo9

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    Aug 19, 2015 5:26 AM GMT
    although good intention, 2 probems here:
    1) Grown men who think they are women. . . really? : /
    2) It's accepted to do that at pride only, don't rain on someone else's parade.
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    Aug 19, 2015 5:35 AM GMT
    That little girl was really sweet.