Pride season is coming up! Who's going where?

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    Mar 28, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    So I have two separate groups of friends going to Pensacola pride this year and I was wondering where YOU were going to pride this year. If anywhere.... some guys don't get into pride. Which U.S. city, in your opinion, has the best pride festivities?
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    Mar 28, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    I really enjoy PRIDE....I regularly attend the COLUMBUS PRIDE and have in the past been to many others across the US....I like the Columbus PRIDE because it is more than a parade or a festival, but a month of various activities to participate in...it really is QUITE good! Come on over and lets party!icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 28, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    Ill probably go to Pridefest in Fort Lauderdale and the Pride parade in Wilton Manors and perhaps Pride in NYC.
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    Mar 28, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    This cartoon says it all for me:

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    Mar 28, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    Well, first of all this post is about Prides outside of the US...

    I don't know that I'll make it to any this year. Because of the G8 summit Toronto has moved ours to the first weekend in July instead of the last weekend of June, and I'll be in Sweden then...

    I'll miss London UK's Pride by one weekend, I think, but I'm ok with that as it's not that good anyway--mostly just a cash grab (you have to pay to get into the party part, only the march is free). I may make it to Montreal's in early August, though.
  • a303guy

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    Mar 28, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    Definitely going to Denver's Pride in June - will be my 8th time! Not sure how many more I'll be going to - like the cartoon posted here - 'i'm used to it'. I always wind up networking a bunch at the festival - it is a good way to reconnect with freinds, and I always find myself upping my cardio workouts in the month preceeding pride.....
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    Mar 28, 2010 4:16 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidGet's Popcorn ready.....
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    There's lots of threads that pop up each year on the subject. I still take my camera each year and go to our Dallas Pride Parade.. Been to one in Chicago. Each city's Pride is a bit different. I enjoy the energy found at Pride and personally think they can be as fun or boring as you choose to make it.
    OP, prepare yourself for the a large range of opinions below ....icon_cool.gif


    That poor cat should not be eating popcorn and to feed it buttered popcorn which is high in fat is a form of animal cruelty. Popcorn will get stuck in it's larynx. Can you imagine a lynx with popcorn stuck in it's larynx.....not a pretty site people.

    Now that the serious issue has been resolved I can now turn my attention to the Pride Parade.

    I enjoy going when I do actually go, and I have volunteered to work it for a few years. Did you know pound for pound we use more body glitter during the pride events than straighties eat salsa during the Super Bowl? And the more you know...

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    Mar 28, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidThis cartoon says it all for me:

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    This guy obviously gets it. Pride and the flamboyant eccentrics are the reason people hate the prissy stereotype the rest you set up for us. I actually find pride to be quite sickening and humiliating. If you want to celebrate, why not dress up in a nice business suit and be normal about it instead of making it a big deal like a stereotypical gay would. I don't need a damn colorful rainbow parade to announce to the world I am proud of who I am, and neither should any of you girls.
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    Mar 28, 2010 5:06 PM GMT
    negativeking said
    SAHEM62896 saidThis cartoon says it all for me:

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    This guy obviously gets it. Pride and the flamboyant eccentrics are the reason people hate the prissy stereotype the rest you set up for us. I actually find pride to be quite sickening and humiliating. If you want to celebrate, why not dress up in a nice business suit and be normal about it instead of making it a big deal like a stereotypical gay would. I don't need a damn colorful rainbow parade to announce to the world I am proud of who I am, and neither should any of you girls.


    Well, aren't you just a ball of sunshine. I'm of the pbelief (since I've been to a lot of them) that a minority dress flamboyantly, and the majority just go to be there. Not only that, but Pride was VERY important to me when I was 21-22 because I had just come out, and to see SO many gay men and women made me realize I was not alone, that I had a supportive community if I made the effort to get to know them, and I believe there are thousands of other young gays/lesbians who see Pride in the same way. So maybe you should learn not to be such a judgmental prick.

    Unfortunately I'll be working at a summer camp this summer, and I'll miss Pride in DC. I've gone every year since I came out. I'm a little bummed out about it. icon_mad.gif
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    Mar 28, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    negativeking said
    SAHEM62896 saidThis cartoon says it all for me:

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    This guy obviously gets it. Pride and the flamboyant eccentrics are the reason people hate the prissy stereotype the rest you set up for us. I actually find pride to be quite sickening and humiliating. If you want to celebrate, why not dress up in a nice business suit and be normal about it instead of making it a big deal like a stereotypical gay would. I don't need a damn colorful rainbow parade to announce to the world I am proud of who I am, and neither should any of you girls.


    No offense sweetums, but you're wearing a glittery fedora and eye liner.
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    Mar 28, 2010 6:11 PM GMT
    GwgTrunks said
    negativeking said
    SAHEM62896 saidThis cartoon says it all for me:

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    This guy obviously gets it. Pride and the flamboyant eccentrics are the reason people hate the prissy stereotype the rest you set up for us. I actually find pride to be quite sickening and humiliating. If you want to celebrate, why not dress up in a nice business suit and be normal about it instead of making it a big deal like a stereotypical gay would. I don't need a damn colorful rainbow parade to announce to the world I am proud of who I am, and neither should any of you girls.


    No offense sweetums, but you're wearing a glittery fedora and eye liner.



    LMAO... You just made my day.
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    Mar 28, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    GwgTrunks said
    negativeking said
    SAHEM62896 saidThis cartoon says it all for me:

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    This guy obviously gets it. Pride and the flamboyant eccentrics are the reason people hate the prissy stereotype the rest you set up for us. I actually find pride to be quite sickening and humiliating. If you want to celebrate, why not dress up in a nice business suit and be normal about it instead of making it a big deal like a stereotypical gay would. I don't need a damn colorful rainbow parade to announce to the world I am proud of who I am, and neither should any of you girls.


    No offense sweetums, but you're wearing a glittery fedora and eye liner.


    Was just going to say that. Well put!
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    Mar 28, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    I'll be going to San Jose pride to show my support even though it is really boring and small. I will also go to San Francisco pride which is a lot more fun! I can't wait! icon_biggrin.gif
  • kennyj08

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    Mar 28, 2010 6:34 PM GMT
    PRIDE MIAMI BEACH APRIL 17TH icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 28, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    Not really sure what I'm doing for Pride this year. Omaha's been lacking the past couple years....

    We have another one here in Lincoln in July which is usually lots of fun. It's *really* tiny though.

    We'll see. KC is also an option, but I don't think I want to spend the money traveling.
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    Mar 28, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    GwgTrunks said
    negativeking said
    SAHEM62896 saidThis cartoon says it all for me:

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    This guy obviously gets it. Pride and the flamboyant eccentrics are the reason people hate the prissy stereotype the rest you set up for us. I actually find pride to be quite sickening and humiliating. If you want to celebrate, why not dress up in a nice business suit and be normal about it instead of making it a big deal like a stereotypical gay would. I don't need a damn colorful rainbow parade to announce to the world I am proud of who I am, and neither should any of you girls.


    No offense sweetums, but you're wearing a glittery fedora and eye liner.


    That is too funny. And, it's not just eye liner and a glittery fedora. His profile also features him with his hair dyed in ridiculous colors. Scroll down, and you get this gem:

    First off, if you are feminine in anyway, no. Men are expected to act masculine and anything different is not acceptable in my eyes, ever.


    Does that glitter queen really think anyone's going to look at that profile and think she's masculine??? I don't get it... how can people float through life with absolutely no self-awareness?
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    Mar 28, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
    paradox said
    GwgTrunks said
    negativeking said
    SAHEM62896 saidThis cartoon says it all for me:

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    This guy obviously gets it. Pride and the flamboyant eccentrics are the reason people hate the prissy stereotype the rest you set up for us. I actually find pride to be quite sickening and humiliating. If you want to celebrate, why not dress up in a nice business suit and be normal about it instead of making it a big deal like a stereotypical gay would. I don't need a damn colorful rainbow parade to announce to the world I am proud of who I am, and neither should any of you girls.


    No offense sweetums, but you're wearing a glittery fedora and eye liner.


    That is too funny. And, it's not just eye liner and a glittery fedora. His profile also features him with his hair dyed in ridiculous colors. Scroll down, and you get this gem:

    First off, if you are feminine in anyway, no. Men are expected to act masculine and anything different is not acceptable in my eyes, ever.


    Does that glitter queen really think anyone's going to look at that profile and think she's masculine??? I don't get it... how can people float through life with absolutely no self-awareness?


    I think this is one instance where you shouldn't even ask, because the answer may cause your head to explode
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    Mar 28, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
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  • rnch

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    Mar 28, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    why should i go somewhere when i am already there: New Orleans. icon_cool.gif
  • darryaz

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    Mar 28, 2010 8:16 PM GMT
    Not going anywhere this year but in the past, San Diego was always my favorite Pride celebration.
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    Mar 28, 2010 8:18 PM GMT
    sigp339 saidSo I have two separate groups of friends going to Pensacola pride this year and I was wondering where YOU were going to pride this year. If anywhere.... some guys don't get into pride. Which U.S. city, in your opinion, has the best pride festivities?


    We generally don't take part in these sorts of things where the flamers give The Public the wrong impression of gay folks. We try to lead by being out, open, honest, and what many folks would consider "normal", working to dis-spell stereotypes, by not being the weirdo.
  • MadeinMich

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    Mar 28, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    i was going to Toronto...but due to finances it looks like my broke ass is staying ome this year
  • creature

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    Mar 28, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    I've never been, but I'm thinking about going to this year's in DC.
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    Mar 28, 2010 9:12 PM GMT
    Nowhere.
    'Cause I gotz no friendz.

    To all of you that are going:
    Have fun and play safe.

    iadj86 said
    GwgTrunks said


    No offense sweetums, but you're wearing a glittery fedora and eye liner.


    Was just going to say that. Well put!


    I was just going to say both of those things.icon_cry.gif
    Damn my need to go the gym.
    I had fun though.
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    Mar 28, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    I live in toronto when it's not the school year, so I'll be there, and Montreal.