SAHEM62896 saidThis cartoon says it all for me:
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.