Gay Pride Parade

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    Do you consider them a poltical movement?
     
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    Why did they kill your other thread?
     
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    obviously gay rights, broadly, is a political movement for equality.

    If you're talking about gay pride parade specifically, my understanding is that its 80% about having a good time, and maybe 20% about showing that there's a huge and broad constituency of openly gay people in this country. Its obviously intended to show the scope and magnitude of gay america.
     
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    Oh you can have a good time while making it clear that you are here and Queer.

    The movie Milk is a good one to see to understand the thrust ot the gay roide movement.

    Milk realized you had to be OUT to the world or people didtn know what a gay person was really like.

    It was a tough decision because being gay could get you killed just about anywhere in the US.
     
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    When I pointed out how deragatory the term repeated in thread was the thread denigrated to a point of no return, perhaps.

    The gay pride events are disgusting, they literally have sex in public. Best check if one of these events is happening before you choose where to take your children on vacation.

    Palm Springs is extremely bad during gay pride, otherwise its a perfectly normal 50% gay city. San Fransico is bad period, the bums and drug dealers are reason enough to avoid this city if you have children. Back to gay pride, you can find many stories of public sex at "pride" events. Just a simple word of caution to those who care about children

    Firefighters ordered into 'gay' parade back in court


    How can a judge ban evidence, is it not the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
     
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    Gay peope represent a larger fraction of the population than many movements.
     
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    There are a few more aspects to the parade, often lost on many who are too stuck in their own little world to spot. The pageantry is all for show, fun, and some of it is funny. However it's not just about gay pride anymore, though that was how it started, its more about all equality.

    The rainbow wasn't meant as a trademark, it's saying that people need to start seeing the color of life, that there are many differences in people and that we just need to get along. The fair in Seattle, at the end of the parade traditionally, is a collection of equal rights activists for all walks and all types, as well as charities for the poor and homeless. Also here we have more organizations for family and friends of gay people, about half those in the parade are straight people showing their support, as well as most onlookers. Over all, it's a fun event where everyone can just be themselves for a change and not worry about being attacked or harassed by anyone else.
     
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    I was always under the impression that, except for sexual preference, gay people were just like straight people.
     
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    Indeed its like mardi gra for tolerance.

    My best friends in the world are a couple of gay men.
     
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    That's my experience with them. Couldn't spot them in a crowd if my life depended on it.
     

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