How do you feel about Straight Pride parades?
Gay Pride parades have become traditional events in many cities, and a lot of us join in the celebration if just to show support for the LGBT community. Would you be just as willing to join in a Straight Pride parade to show your support for the straight community?
I believe that if homosexuals of any stripe, have the right to parade and and tell the world that they are proud to be homosexuals, it would be discriminatority not to afford hetrosexuals the same right.
No need for them, you only need a parade when you are trying to convince the public that what you are doing is normal and acceptable.
Normal needs no parades, it's normality speaks for itself.
In my opinion a straight parade is equal to having a white parade in the south (USA). The point of gay pride parades is to stop discrimination. Straight people have never been discriminated against simply because of who they choose to sleep with at the end of the day. Except of course those who were involved in interracial relationships before it was acceptable.
Parades wouldn't be needed at all if people treated everyone equally.
Except maybe now, when normal people are discriminated against by those who object to them being normal?
Please provide more detail as that makes no sense. I'm guessing your perception of normal is only what you are and anything you don't like isn't "normal". Sad view if that's the case. I doubt anyone is fighting to keep you from marrying.
I would describe normal as a behavior that 97% of the population engages in. If you were late for work 3% of the time. It would be a fair statement to say you're not normally late for work.
LandmarkWealth answered for me, thanks.... I don't fight to keep anyone from marrying, but I do reserve the right to maintain the definition as it has always been.
You are entitled to your opinion and I will be entitled to minding my own business when it comes to what other's want to do with their love lives instead of fighting over the interpretation of a word.
It's hard to mind you own business when people are parading their business in the street. Which was the genesis of the question.
Heterosexuals have been parading their business in public forever just in other ways. Maybe no one would need to parade if they were treated fairly and equally to begin with.
Funny, I must have missed those parades. Unless, just living is considered parading. People who want to be treated fairly need to stop self identifying themselves as outsiders. They could learn a lot from a man like Jackie Robinson
peeples, I would agree but the KKK still occasionally puts on parades, and I don't feel they are discriminated against, just disliked for their hate-mongering.
I think everybody should stop with all of the parades connected to race, ethnicity, sexuality or any other issue they wish to use as a grievance. You can't say you want to be judged by your own merits and character, and then place yourself into a segregated group. Virtually every group has a grievance today. Some are allowed to get more attention than others. Some are ignored. I have been denied promotions early in my career more than once because I was white. I was told I was more qualified, but my old firm had a chief diversity officer to comply with affirmative action standards that promoted equal results, instead of equal opportunity. You suck it up and deal with it. Work hard and overcome obstacles instead of promoting the victim mentality. There is just as much reverse discrimination in society today, if not more. In fact everybody gets discriminated against in one way or another. Some people won't like you because your short, bald, fat, loud, quiet, run too slow, or just because they don't like you and don't even have a reason. That's life. You don't need a parade.
Love your take on it, LandmarkWealth. I just selected your comment as BEST.
Aren't all parades rooted in ethnicity: Xmas, Thanksgiving, St. Pat's Day, etc.? And diversity in the workplace & classroom is essential to bring in a variety of views & ideas. Suck it up & deal with it? Better to respect it & enjoy
By its nature it's designed to be antagonistic towards homosexuals and invalidate what is a certifiable fact that they face a disproportionate level of discrimination and harassment. A Straight Pride parade isn't conceptually sound as being a way to redress grievances or establish equality for their cause because straight people don't face discrimination for their sexual orientation.
They have a right to hold a parade for any cause that they see fit as much as anybody else does, but it's a matter of taste and logic for whoever would consider participating. Personally, I think everybody should find more productive things to do.
No, it really is about pride in being who God made us to be.
No it isn't, because you're only taking one aspect of it which just happens to be something politically polarizing. Another way of causing interference instead of living peacefully with others.
I can't see it getting much steam going given that straights aren't organized and most of us don't have the time to get involved in something we see no need for.
Personally I don't get involved in any of it.
I guess I just don't see one's sexual orientation, race, or other things that one has no control over as a reason for pride, at least not to the point of having a parade.
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