(Closed) Gay Pride Parades

posted 6 years ago in LGBTQ
  • poll: GAY PARADES - yes, no, maybe
    YES - I join in because I am gay and proud of it : (6 votes)
    16 %
    NO - I am not gay and do not join in : (16 votes)
    43 %
    Yes - I join but do not get dressed up : (10 votes)
    27 %
    Yes - I join and do get dressed up : (2 votes)
    5 %
    No - I am too afraid to join because I'm not "out" : (0 votes)
    No - too shy to join but wish I could : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL

    I am not gay, but a lot of my friends are as well as several family members. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, so I have been to many a pride parade. I have proudly marched and have even been on a float (I’m not even sure how I ended up on one, but it was a blast!).

    I was also a member of the Hetrick-Martin Institute in NYC, which is an amazing organization for LGBT youth who need a place to hang out bully-free, and there is also counselling and legal assistance available for them.

     

    Post # 4
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    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I am totally cool with the whole LGTBQ community.  And have friends, coworkers etc who identify themselves with it.  And I LOVE and support those friends, and their beliefs every day of the year (not just at the Gay Pride Parade)

    I personally don’t participate in / attend Gay Pride Parades, because I have an issue with the need for “some” to display their nakedness as part of the festivities.  I don’t get WHY that is a key element… being LGTBQ is no more about being naked, as being naked is about being straight

    Naked is just naked…

    Nor do I understand WHY this practice is ok for a Gay Pride Parade, and over-looked by the Authorities that one day… but others cannot do it any other day of the year in public as they so choose (happy to live in Ontario where BOTH men and women can go topless in public whenever we choose)

    Below the waist, there clearly is a double-standard… and as one who supports Marriage For ALL… I am not in favour of any double-standards.

    Lol… if I want to see man-bits … I’d much rather just stay home and ask Mr TTR to stroll around in the nude for the day  *wink*

    Post # 5
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    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m too lazy, but I would totally go join in if somebody reminded me, and swung by my house to pick me up and drive me downtown! LOL

    Post # 6
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    1238 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m bi, now married to a woman, and so have attended a few Pride parades and events over the years. Honestly, the Parade is not my favourite event. I’m just not excited by parades, they get kind of boring after half an hour.

    I prefer the more social events, or club night where you can just go and dance. But my sweetie and I missed Vancouver Pride this year, since we were on our honeymoon…. 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m not gay but A LOT of my friends are and I would LOVE to go to a gay pride parade. I would so totally get dressed up too!!

    Post # 8
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    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    When I was  younger I loved going to the gay pride parades and festivals.  However now I really dislike going.  It’s always the same floats and there are just way too many drunk and half naked people. Here the parades usually lead to a big festival in the park and the festival is usually expensive and it’s the same thing as the parade, the same booths from every year and even more drunk half naked people. 

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