What is the problem with having a Straight Pride Parade?

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  1. Readmikenow profile image96
    Readmikenowposted 6 weeks ago

    "Organizers of the Straight Pride Parade tentatively plan to host the event Aug. 31, Sahady wrote, and have filed a discrimination complaint against Boston for permission to fly their straight pride flag.

    The parade will include floats and vehicles, Sahady wrote, and will run from Copley Square to City Hall — the same route as the official Pride parade will take Saturday."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va … 1dd588e341

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
      Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      ... what is the problem?


      Wondering too.

    2. Don W profile image84
      Don Wposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      I'm with you Mike, but it's not enough.

      We need a straight-white-man pride parade! We're such a neglected group. It would be nice, just for once, if the focus was on us.

      I've been hearing so much lately about non-straight-white-male people, I'm starting to think we're not more important than everyone else in the world. It's so confusing.

      Sure, some say Pride is about a marginalized group using celebration and positive affirmation to counter discrimination, violence and prejudice. Don't buy it! Anything that does not elevate straight-white-men above every other person on the planet is obviously heterophobic, racist, sexist and weird. We won't be oppressed in this way. We want the recognition in society that we are so clearly lacking. Right Mike?

      1. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Don W, you took the words out of my mouth.  I was going to post that but I didn't want to be guilty of hate speech so I subdued my response.  We don't need to celebrate the majority but to celebrate the minorities who are oftentimes disrespected, demonized, & even marginalized.

      2. Readmikenow profile image96
        Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Your sarcasm is duly noted.

        It is a shame only certain groups are permitted to be proud of who they are.  Does a person who is born straight give up their right to be proud of who they are?

        1. Aime F profile image82
          Aime Fposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          What is it specifically about being straight that you’re proud of?

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            I've often wondered that: whether it be race, sexuality, naturally curly hair or anything else you've inherited, what is there to be proud of?  You did nothing extraordinary or special; what are you proud of?

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              I also ask the same question when people are proud about something their ancestors did. Be proud of them not because of them. I guess when you have nothing to really be proud of, you take what you can get.

              The only reason it's gay pride is because people used to shame folk for being gay. They ended up saying I'm not ashamed of who I am, I'm proud of who I am. Then pride grew to help those who are in the same situation come out and live their life.

              EDIT: I said used to. But it's still the case.

              1. Aime F profile image82
                Aime Fposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                Yes, exactly. The “pride” comes from refusing to be ashamed of something you have no control over despite historically being told that you should be.

                I’m curious as to what kind of shame and hardship those supportive of a straight pride parade have endured due to their sexuality.

                1. Readmikenow profile image96
                  Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I disagree.  I believe pride comes from being proud of who you are.  If the left was as inclusive and supportive of people being who they are as they claim, they would support this parade.

                  Instead, they choose to discriminate against people because of their sexual identity.  The left has turned into those they claim to oppose.  It is so hypocritical. 

                  So, it's a just a parade.  What's the problem?

                  1. wilderness profile image97
                    wildernessposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Yes we disagree, for I nothing to be "proud" of for what you were given without your choice.  Only in what you have accomplished and done.

                    No problem with me - gays and anyone else can march all they want to, proclaiming to themselves how proud they are that they are gay, black, brown, female, or blond for all I care.  They are welcome to do so.  Just don't ask me to be proud for them that they have two y chromosomes or dark skin; they did nothing to get it and I don't see a reason to be proud of it.

                  2. Don W profile image84
                    Don Wposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    "Instead, they choose to discriminate against people because of their sexual identity."

                    Exactly Mike! We're the one's being discriminated against! People just don't see that.

                    I mean, just because no straight person has ever been told they can't adopt a child purely because they're straight, even though they are financially secure and in a loving relationship, doesn't mean we don't have our share of problems.

                    Just because no straight person has ever had a baker refuse to take their money for a wedding cake, purely because they are straight, doesn't mean things aren't difficult for us too.

                    Just because no teacher has ever been fired, because a school administration found  out they were straight, doesn't mean we're not victims.

                    Just because there is no country anywhere in the world where you can be imprisoned purely for being straight, doesn't mean we don't suffer.

                    Just because there is no country anywhere in the world where the penalty for being straight is death, doesn't mean we have it easy.

                    Just because there is no religion anywhere in the world where being straight is considered evil or sinful, doesn't mean we don't have our own hardships.

                    Just because "straight panic" (murdering someone as a result of "panic" after finding out they are straight) is not an accepted legal defense that has been successfully used to get away with murder, doesn't mean our lives are a bed of roses.

                    Sure, those things are a reality for many gay people, but none of that compares to us being denied our right to hold a straight-white-male pride parade. That's the real discrimination, and we musn't stand for it. Amirite?

              2. wilderness profile image97
                wildernessposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                I guess.  If you can't find anything else, be proud of the genetics your parents gave you, even if you had nothing to do with it.

                Personally I'll take pride in actions I've accomplished well, above and beyond the norm, and if that includes showing the courage to accept what I am, then fine - call it "pride" if it makes you happy to do that.

          2. Readmikenow profile image96
            Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            I would say if it were not for heterosexuals, there would be no homosexual community.  It requires heterosexual relations to create all of us.  That makes me proud.

            1. Aime F profile image82
              Aime Fposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              You’re really gonna sit here and pretend you’re proud of your ancestors boinking just so you can make a point that you have every right to be petty, eh? And to think, it’s usually you guys on the right complaining about the left’s temper tantrums... sheesh.

              1. Readmikenow profile image96
                Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                Well, if my ancestors were all monogamous gay couples I wouldn't be here.  The same goes for you and everybody else.  This is just a fact of life.

                Just think of the inventions created by heterosexuals, math that has been developed as well as advances in medicine by heterosexuals.  There is a lot to make us feel proud about who we are.

                1. lobobrandon profile image90
                  lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  You think there are no homosexuals who contributed? Da vinci was at the most bi, or definitely gay among many others. Also, you could have had homosexual ancestors. It was not accepted in some cultures and many gay people married straight folk as they were forced into it or be ostracised. So yes, in all these generations just considering probability you mostly had at least one gay ancestor.

    3. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Oh lord, the idea of a straight pride parade is totally preposterous.  Straight people are in the majority & were never discriminated against because of their straightness.   However, throughout history, LBGT people demonized, even marginalized.  Yes, they have an unmitigated right to express their pride. 

      The idea of straight pride is like having male pride, religious pride, & or pride of the majority.  The majority have support from society.  It is minorities to have to fight to get their voices heard.  It is minorities who must express how proud they are of their uniqueness & to get respect.

      1. Readmikenow profile image96
        Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Again, why do you feel it is your right to determine who can and who can not feel pride in who they are?

      2. Valeant profile image96
        Valeantposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Wow...common ground.  I knew it could happen.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    "Pride" is a great word is it not?

    pride
    /prīd/

    noun
    1. a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
    "he takes great pride in his appearance"
    synonyms:    pleasure, joy, delight, gratification, fulfillment, satisfaction, sense of achievement; More

    2. confidence and self-respect as expressed by members of a group, typically one that has been socially marginalized, on the basis of their shared identity, culture, and experience.
    "the bridge was lit up in rainbow colors, symbolic of LGBT pride"

    3. consciousness of one's own dignity.
    "he swallowed his pride and asked for help"
    synonyms:    self-esteem, dignity, honor, self-respect, ego, self-worth, self-image, self-identity, self-regard, pride in oneself, pride in one's abilities, belief in one's worth, faith in oneself; amour propre
    "the triumphs of war were a source of pride to them"

    4.LITERARY: the best state or condition of something; the prime.
    "in the pride of youth"

    5. a group of lions forming a social unit.

    verb
    verb: pride; 3rd person present: prides; past tense: prided; past participle: prided; gerund or present participle: priding

    1. be especially proud of (a particular quality or skill).
    "she'd always prided herself on her ability to deal with a crisis"
    synonyms:    be proud of, be proud of oneself for, take pride in, take satisfaction in, congratulate oneself on, flatter oneself on, preen oneself on, pat oneself on the back for, revel in, glory in, delight in, exult in, rejoice in, triumph over;

  3. lovetherain profile image70
    lovetherainposted 6 weeks ago

    I don't care who you want to sleep with, straight or otherwise. Keep it in the bedroom.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
      Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      lol

      That is funny ...
      or is it ??????

      1. lovetherain profile image70
        lovetherainposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Funny? I don't know. Sex should be a private matter. Why would someone be "proud" that they are gay or straight? Who cares? Not me.

      2. Tim Truzy info4u profile image97
        Tim Truzy info4uposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Forgive me if I'm to proud to answer you. lol.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
          Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          (- you forgot the second o in too.)


          I forgive you if you are too proud to answer me. But it is very hard to overlook that omission of the second o.
          mad

          1. Tim Truzy info4u profile image97
            Tim Truzy info4uposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Omg! You can borrow that one. Or another one. We Americans are a forgiving lot. (More o's). But was the meaning there?

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    "I am proud that I sleep with the opposite sex."

    lol

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    A better parade:

    "I am proud that I do not sleep with (have sex with) anyone. Ever!"

    OR:  "I am proud that I am waiting for marriage to sleep with (have sex with) anyone! "NO MORE unwanted pregnancies and abortions!"

    1. lovetherain profile image70
      lovetherainposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Those things are under your control, so I agree with those sentiments.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        why have a parade about it, though?

        A parade is something for the benefit of sharing great things in the community.

        So, homosexuality is a great thing in the community?

        Maybe in West LA and Boston

        1. Tim Truzy info4u profile image97
          Tim Truzy info4uposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          That's interesting. I had a friend who was one heck of an MP, receiving all kinds of awards for her service in Iraq. She explained there were quite a number of gay women in the military. Maybe, with all the resentment she felt at home - she wanted to fight somebody, and not Americans.

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Our Central Ohio Doo-Dah Parade has all of those.

    3. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      In case you didn't know, married people have unwanted pregnancies. And abortions.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Why do you think I don't know that?

        1. PrettyPanther profile image85
          PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          You said:   "I am proud that I am waiting for marriage to sleep with (have sex with) anyone! "NO MORE unwanted pregnancies and abortions!"

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
            Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            I was using that as an excuse to have a parade. Something to be proud of.

            The post should have looked like this:

            "A better reason to have a pride parade:

            "I am proud that I do not sleep with (have sex with) anyone. Ever!"

            OR:  'I am proud that I am waiting for marriage to sleep with (have sex with) anyone! "NO MORE unwanted pregnancies and abortions!' "

      2. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        +10000000000000000000000000000000000

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    Chris Evans blasts group planning 'Straight Pride' parade in Boston
    Chris Evans blasted a group of men planning to hold a "Straight Pride" parade in his hometown of Boston as "homophobic" on Wednesday.

    The Marvel star took to Twitter to tell the men that instead of focusing on people's sexual orientation, they should look inside themselves.

    'Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of 'Straight Pride' parade, how about this: The 'desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children' parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??" Evans tweeted to 12.2 million followers.'"

    1. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      How is having a Straight Pride parade homophobic?  How does it have anything with gay people?  They get to be pride of who and what they are so Straight people should be able to show their pride as well.  Talk about double standards.

      1. IslandBites profile image87
        IslandBitesposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        roll

        1. gmwilliams profile image83
          gmwilliamsposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Ah ha, I know,  I know...…..I KNOW...……….

      2. GA Anderson profile image92
        GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Lordy, Lordy... As Don W.'s post illustrates, there is a drought of sensible topics in these forums the last few days. Alas, like Don, here I am too.

        I don't see how you can defend this issue as not being about homophobia. If you are proud of something doesn't that have to mean you are proud because you are not something else?

        What is that "something else" they, (you?), are proud they are not?

        GA

        1. Readmikenow profile image96
          Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          "I don't see how you can defend this issue as not being about homophobia."

          That is like saying a St. Patrick's Day Parade is anti-England.  It clearly has nothing to do with England.

          Sometimes a parade about being proud of who you are is just about being proud of who you are.  It's just that simple.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            But the gay pride parade is not a parade, it's a protest. You may have to do some reading on its origins. What are you protesting about for being straight? If you just want a parade for the sake of it, go ahead.

            1. Readmikenow profile image96
              Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              I agree.

            2. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
              Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Why do gays have to put on a parade? They are not being sensitive to heterosexuals. I think that's the real protest underlying the opposition.

              1. lobobrandon profile image90
                lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                Want to know why? Begin with Wikipedia and go on from there. This works with almost all topics you are unfamiliar with: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_pride

          2. GA Anderson profile image92
            GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            " It's just that simple."

            Sure it is Mike. The words are innocent and the justification is unassailable - on the surface. An effort that I am not unfamiliar with.

            Your explanations demand that appearance be accepted as fact. I don't accept that.

            Why are you proud of being Straight?

            GA

            1. Readmikenow profile image96
              Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              GA,

              Why would I have to justify to you or anybody else why I am proud of who I am?  Your question appears to be a bit pompous and arrogant.

        2. Live to Learn profile image83
          Live to Learnposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          ??? With that line of thinking are gay people guilty of heterophobia?

          1. GA Anderson profile image92
            GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            That's a fair question Live to Learn. My answer would be no.

            I can't speak for them, but would it be unthinkable that their pride could be in the courage to own something that is generally condemned in our society?

            That is what I think their "Pride" parades stand for. Which means that I think my original question was also a fair one;  What are 'straights' proud of about being straight?

            GA

            1. Live to Learn profile image83
              Live to Learnposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Who condemns LGBT people anymore?

              If one person out of 1000 is inconsiderate, is that reason to make such a claim? Because, I believe the number is much smaller.

              I think the bigger problem is everyone wants to be either the victim, or a defender. So, they go out of their way to argue some imaginary moral high ground.

              If you condemn a person for being proud of their individuality you are no different from someone condemning any other person for any other thing.

              1. GA Anderson profile image92
                GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                "If you condemn a person for being proud of their individuality you are no different from someone condemning any other person for any other thing."

                Given the context of this thread, is that what you think I am doing?

                If so, you are wrong.

                GA

                1. Live to Learn profile image83
                  Live to Learnposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Yes, judging by your comments you are condemning one group for consideringng doing exactly as another.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                    Randy Godwinposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Sorry LTL, as arbiter, I'm gonna have to side with Gus on this one..  tongue

                  2. PrettyPanther profile image85
                    PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Questioning, yes. Condemning? No.

                  3. GA Anderson profile image92
                    GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    And that is where you are wrong Live to Learn. It is not one group doing exactly what another does.

                    If I am the one that is wrong it is because I do not accept the declaration that a Straight Pride parade has nothing to do with the Gay Pride parades, not because I am condemning one group for doing the same as another.

                    Do you really equate the motives of the two?

                    GA

              2. lobobrandon profile image90
                lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                You really are old and blind. Who condemns anymore it seems. Women also have equality everywhere.

                1. Live to Learn profile image83
                  Live to Learnposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I grow tired of your personal attacks. If you are incapable of conversing without offering insult, please stop responding to my posts

                  1. lobobrandon profile image90
                    lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    I am just using the opposite wordings of what you use on me. Simple. Also you choose to ignore any real data that we give you, so why bother. Anime gave you some links, but as usual you ignore it. I'm going to keep being direct, try and get me banned maybe. I thought you don't take offense to anything people say here? What's wrong?

              3. Aime F profile image82
                Aime Fposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                Would you deem this merely “inconsiderate”?

                https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/u-k-women … -1.5166798

                What about the 70 countries where it’s still illegal to be gay? Is “playing victim” still a bigger problem than that?

                https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/04/03/world/ … ogle.ca%2F

                “Who condemns LGBT people anymore” might just be the silliest thing someone’s said in this thread and it’s a pretty high bar, so congrats.

        3. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          A killer, murdering kids in school?  Head of the gestapo, torturing jews to death?  A child molester, abusing small children for the pleasure it gives?

          On the other hand, not being those things comes pretty natural to most of us - there is no effort involved and thus nothing to be proud of.

          1. Readmikenow profile image96
            Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Let me just say...I have no idea what you are talking about or how it ties into the subject of the thread.

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              He is saying that you don't really have anything to be proud of if it's not your achievement. Very related to this topic.

          2. GA Anderson profile image92
            GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Cute, but misapplied. Gays can be all those things too.

            GA

        4. Tim Truzy info4u profile image97
          Tim Truzy info4uposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the common sense here, Ga.

          1. GA Anderson profile image92
            GA Andersonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            ssshhh... ;-)

            GA

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    They can have a parade if they want, just like homosexuals can have a parade.
    Obviously.

    BUT WHY?

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    Maybe we should back up (oops) and ask:
    What is the problem with having an "I am proud to be a homosexual!" parade?

  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    When all else fails read the link the OP provides. smile

    'The event to celebrate heterosexuality in one of the nation’s most gay-friendly cities is meant

                     to poke fun at the “identity politics” of the political left,'

    organizer Mark Sahady wrote in a Facebook comment.

    The parade organizers have designed a flag and designated actor Brad Pitt as their “mascot.” For them, everything is based upon identity and whether or not one is categorized as a victim or an oppressor,' Sahady wrote on Facebook.

            'If you get victim status then you are entitled to celebrate yourself

              and expect those with oppressor status to defer to your feelings.'"

  10. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    True?

    Fair?

  11. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks ago

    https://hubstatic.com/14553772.png

    I'm so proud of my straight ancestors.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      You would also very likely not be here if your ancestors did not have gay siblings who at one point in history helped raise the family of their sibling since they had no family of their own. But I will not ask you to learn about this because as always this is something you are not paid for and you would rather remain uneducated.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        I don't think there were that many in history.
        There's only about two percent now.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Only 2 percent. lol. Where are you getting your facts? It's around 10% and those are estimates with most people not willing to be open about it. Even if it were 2%, that's still huge.

          1. Readmikenow profile image96
            Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Here's a study sponsored by the CDC

            https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr077.pdf

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              First of all this is a survey. People lie because they are scared. It's interesting to see how the percentage changes with generations just because it is easier to be out today. Look at some countries in Europe, they have higher percentages because they are a lot more civilized in these countries (Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden etc) than in the USA in the sense of equal rights and discrimination. Having equality in law does not translate into equal treatment and non-jugemental views in society just before you say they have equal rights in the USA.

      2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        I'm not related to any homosexuals. Seriously.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Of course, they won't tell you with that attitude. You definitely do in your extended family.

  12. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 6 weeks ago

    Great idea. Maybe do it after someone is killed, denied the right to marry or the right to adopt or when they are fired from work just for being straight.

    1. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Didn't know that was a requirement for being proud of who you are...seems a bit unfair. 

      There are Gay softball leagues and other gay organizations where people who are straight are not permitted to participate. 

      https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/spor … mp;gwt=pay

      Do you think gay people don't kill straight people?

      Here is a list of gay mass murderers
      https://kgov.com/homosexual-mass-murderers

      I interviewed for a job at a small law firm once and was told they only hired gay people so, it was nice talking to me.

      What's your point?  People should be permitted to be proud of who they are including being straight.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Killed for being straight not killed by gay people.

        I never said there should not be a straight parade. Have whatever parades you want as long as no people are harmed in the process. My response was not to your original post if you go back and look, it was to the thread in general and as a top level comment. It was in response to those that were questioning why there is a need of a parade in the first place.

      2. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        "I interviewed for a job at a small law firm once and was told they only hired gay people so, it was nice talking to me."

        Wow, did you report that? It's against the law to discriminate on the basis  of sexual orientation.

        1. Readmikenow profile image96
          Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          This was tried against this law firm after me.  It didn't go well.

          Southern California has something called the Gaystapo...and they can make your life very difficult.

          You have to carefully pick your battles.  Left and got a better position at another firm.

    2. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      You are succinct in your analysis.  Again, the idea of a straight pride parade is beyond ridiculous & into the quite insane.   Straight pride?  Oh yeah.  Get real..........

  13. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks ago

    Of course they can have a Straight Pride parade. It should be given the attention it deserves..roll

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      PP, there will be SOME who will give straight pride attention.  They will vehemently proclaim that straight people have rights too. Others among them will even go so far to state that straight people are discriminated against.  When will this end?  WHEN WILL THIS END?????

      1. Readmikenow profile image96
        Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Straight pride is just starting.  If you deny a straight pride parade...aren't you discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation?  What a bunch of hypocrites.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Have a straight day, call it straight pride if you want but pride is the opposite of shame in this case. It's called gay pride because for eons the LGBT folk were shamed. It really goes against logic to have a straight "pride" unless there are people being shamed for being straight. Be proud of who you are, but as someone pointed out, you cannot have an independence day  without having to break free from something.

          It's the same reason womens day is such a big thing, because women were discriminated against and not treated equally. There are some men who say they want a mens day for "equality", they can have it. But it has no significance, not yet, not until men are being discriminated against for being men. Maybe that day will come, but it's not today.

      2. Tim Truzy info4u profile image97
        Tim Truzy info4uposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        You are right: in all things "pride" cometh before the fall. Convert straight and gay pride into love and we all can have a Humble Parade together.

  14. Aime F profile image82
    Aime Fposted 6 weeks ago

    This is like the social identity equivalent of everyone getting a participation trophy.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Exactly.   What LENGTHS some people will go through TO GET ATTENTION.   Straight people are in the majority- they are supported by this society.  They need no parade...………...

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        These people don't want attention, they like having power over others and want to feel supreme. It's not attention. Most of these people would have been the bullies and now they cannot do that, so they want to fight to get back their right to bully.

        1. gmwilliams profile image83
          gmwilliamsposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Succinct as usual yet again!   Excellent answer!

          1. Readmikenow profile image96
            Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Interesting how taking pride in who you are frightens so many people on the left.  Being born straight is nothing to be ashamed of and we have every right to feel pride in who we are just like anybody.  YOU don't get to determine who can and can not be proud of themselves.  This is a prime example of hypocrisy of the left.  I can be proud of who I am...but don't YOU be proud of yourself unless I approve.

            1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Just wait until they find out it's more than just okay to be white. That'll give them a shock.

              1. Readmikenow profile image96
                Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                I would be satisfied if people realized if you are European you have nothing to be ashamed about at all.  Yes, European people can be proud of who they are and there is nothing wrong with it.

                1. lobobrandon profile image90
                  lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I've not met any European who was ashamed of who they are just because of where they were born or the colour of their skin. Where do you meet these gems? Or is this just something you wish was happening so that you can go against the "left" for whatever that is worth.

                2. Tim Truzy info4u profile image97
                  Tim Truzy info4uposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I agree. European Americans should not be ashamed, nor African Americans or anyone else who is straight; nor if they are gay.

      2. Readmikenow profile image96
        Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Who are YOU to determine who does and does not get a parade?  Straight people pay taxes, have businesses and more.  I know the type of attention this is bringing.  The hypocrisy of the left.  That is what this is showing to everyone.

  15. Shrikant6989 profile image59
    Shrikant6989posted 6 weeks ago

    Having straight pride parade is same like England celebrating Independence day. Its same like celebrating Mens' Day.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      +100000000000000000000000000.

    2. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Interesting how you associate a person celebrating who they are with the political history between two nations.  It makes no sense.  Why not celebrate Men's Day?  In the Ukraine and other countries they celebrate Women's Day.  It is a huge celebration.  So, if you are born a guy, you should not be respected?

  16. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks ago

    Aw, some white men are scared they won't be able to reign supreme forever. Don't worry, guys. You'll survive equality.

    1. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      "some white men are scared"

      That's a pretty racist comment.

      Do you think you have become that which you hate?

    2. GA Anderson profile image92
      GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      From your lips to God's ears, because I am not so sure I will.

      Speaking of God's ears, (and in a similarly serious vein), I stumbled across Good Omens, an Amazon Prime series. Watched 6 episodes of season one. An enjoyable watch. It plays hell with Christian dogma.

      GA

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure I've seen you recommend entertainment before. I do pay more attention to you than you likely realize.

        Per your recommendation, I am acquiring season one.

        1. GA Anderson profile image92
          GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Hey there Wesman. It was part of a flip remark in a less-than-serious thread. But I did enjoy the episodes. The guy that plays the demon is extraordinary.

          The undertone and the obvious statement of the show is also topical to our times. I think you will enjoy it, but ... it does beat the hell out of typical Christian religious dogma, (not necessarily Christian belief, but the dogma of their organized religious teachings).

          Get back to me after to watch a couple of shows. I watched it on a Prime free trial. They may have hooked me because now I want to continue watching.

          GA

      2. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        I'll give it a try. I'm looking for something new to binge watch.

  17. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 6 weeks ago

    This is why you still need womens day and gay pride: https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/07/gay-coup … t-9854367/

    Many people still grow up thinking women are objects and being LGBT is a problem. To many of these perverts, it is a problem that they love watching but can't accept.

  18. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 6 weeks ago

    Here, get your flag guys, get to the streets and stop whining. smile

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8VDNsTV4AAukfs.png

    1. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      It's okay, but I think it needs work.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Definitely, the woman is below the man. Both need to be on the same level. roll

  19. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 6 weeks ago

    Not that (some of) you care, anyway.


    https://hubstatic.com/14554864.jpg

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Exactly. Just said this in different words in a reply a few minutes ago.

    2. Readmikenow profile image96
      Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      This gives me an idea.  Maybe we should have a Christian pride day. 

      "The truth is, persecution is more prevalent and geographically dispersed than any other time in history. Approximately 215 million Christians worldwide experience very high to extreme persecution. Newsweek reported in January 2018 that “the persecution and genocide of Christians across the world is worse today than at any time in history.”

      https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/christi … -faith-too

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Well, the difference is that religion is a choice. Even if it were not, you are not persecuted from within your religion. It is outsiders. But for gay people, you are very often persecuted by your own parents. Get the difference?

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Belief isn't a choice. You either believe something, or you do not. You don't get to choose to believe things.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Yes. You choose to believe climate change is a hoax. It is a choice. I can choose to change my religion from Christian to Buddhist if I want to. I cannot choose to be straight as much as you cannot choose to be gay.

            1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Nope. Belief doesn't work like that. You believe something, or you do not. Experiences influence belief. Belief can not be forced or chosen.

        2. Readmikenow profile image96
          Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          You try and be a young Christian boy and tell your Muslim parents you want to be a Christian.  This has happened and the prosecution has been severe.  If homosexuality is not a choice, what happened to Ellen's ex Ann Heche who got married and has kids?

          You do know that thousands of people every year leave the gay lifestyle each year?  Here are some of he celebrities who have done it.

          https://www.josephnicolosi.com/collecti … -lifestyle

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Did you choose to be straight? Would you feel sick to sleep with a guy? I'm gay and I know it's not a choice. If it were it would be so much easier. I would not have to leave the country I was born in either. You know jack shit of what it is. So please don't talk about it. The people who change are bisexual that's a thing and it's the B in LGBT in case you did not know.

            It definitely is easier to stop drinking water through your mouth and get all your water through an enema. You would only change when you have no other choice and you would feel like shit while you do it.

            If I choose to become Muslim that is again, my choice. It's not something my parents gave me through birth. So it is not something they need to accept. I can choose to be muslim or whatever else. I am not born Christian, I am baptised when I'm a few days old or whatever. Huge difference.

            Your statement is like this: Parents kick child out of their house or Child murdered because s/he had red hair. Only witches have red hair. This was a thing too in the past.

            1. Readmikenow profile image96
              Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Well, at an early age I knew I was a Christian.  I had strong feelings about Christianity that would not leave me.  As I got older, I had no choice but to admit to myself I was a Christian.  It's not as if who I worshiped was my choice.  But, I have relative who are Jewish, and I have gone to temple with them.  I suppose that makes me a bi-believer.  I often ask myself if I had a choice considering my family has Jewish roots.  Did I choose Christianity or did it choose me?  Only God knows and the conflict that rages within.

              1. lobobrandon profile image90
                lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                So if you grew up isolated on an island you would still be Christian. Good to know. I'm sure God would have sent down the holy spirit and bestowed on you all the wisdom that lay in the Bible without you having ever read it.

                1. Readmikenow profile image96
                  Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I know some missionaries you should speak with about their contacts with tribes located in jungles.  You would be amazed at what they know without contact from civilized society. 

                  Wanting to show pride in who you are should not be attacked.  If the left was as open and accepting of other people as they claim, they would support this idea. 

                  Instead, it gets attacked and the left once again look like hypocrites.

                  1. lobobrandon profile image90
                    lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Like I said, have all the parades you want. My question is what are you protesting about. If you want a straight pride in line of the gay pride, you should also be protesting something in line with the gay protest against inequality. If not, it's not the same thing.

                    If you just want to have a parade for the fun of it or to be proud of who you are, go ahead. Also, there is the carnival which is to do with Christianity and is celebrated the world over before Lent. It is a parade as well. There is no artsy parade that I know of though, that could be something fun.

                  2. Live to Learn profile image83
                    Live to Learnposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    That's the truth. I read an article written by a woman from California who moved to Iowa. She was scared to death, from all she had heard about the 'fly over states'.

                    She was a liberal, but realized after moving there that the conservative community was much more accepting of individuality than what she had become accustomed to in a liberal stronghold. She was shocked, yet happy to have found a place to live that truly lived the values of acceptance of others.

                  3. PrettyPanther profile image85
                    PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    As I said before, go ahead and have your Straight Pride parade and it will get the attention it deserves.

                    Those who might try to stop it should just sit back and let y'all display yourselves to the world. Then people will know the true intent.

                    Truth is rarely a bad thing.

                  4. Valeant profile image96
                    Valeantposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Have you done the research on those organizing this parade?  Just wondering.

                    https://thinkprogress.org/organizers-be … c225cc7f0/

                    Just more affirmation for me about how far to the right some people at this site are skewed.

      2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        There should absolutely be Christian pride parades. It's only the world's most persecuted religion.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Actually, there is the Carnival in many christian countries and also back home in Goa, India which is a Christian parade.

      3. Aime F profile image82
        Aime Fposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Cool, go for it. I’ll be sure to plan an Atheist Pride parade at the same time though because I’m too special to be left out.

        1. Readmikenow profile image96
          Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Just not on the same day, unless you want to experience Christians openly praying for you during their parade.  Sound like fun.

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            I personally want as many Christians as possible praying for me at all times. I used to not believe in any of that prayer nonsense. I didn't just choose to start believing in it, I experienced it.

      4. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Clergyman get off tax free, why give them a parade for telling fairytales. While poorest financial professional like me as an artist are the lowest paid in the world. If we artist, made a parade, we would have the most entertaining and colorful parade ever.

        1. Readmikenow profile image96
          Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          I would support that parade.  I would go to it.  I'm serious.  Sounds like a great idea.  Artists Day Parade.  Let's get it started.  Sounds like good fun.

  20. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    "The parade was organized to poke fun at the 'identity politics' of the political left ... If you get victim status then you are entitled to celebrate yourself and expect those with oppressor status to defer to your feelings," organizer Mark Sahady wrote in a Facebook comment.

    It is a political protest against the left.

    Is there a problem with the political staging of opposition against the left by organizing a MOCK STRAIGHT PARADE?

    Is gay pride an issue of the left?

    Is this a time or reason to be protesting against politics OR a time to be sensitive to the issue of homosexuality?

    We need to accept homosexuality, but why do they have to fly it in our faces with a parade?  Homosexuality is a touchy subject. It is an aberration from the typical.

    In the final analysis, the Straight Parade organizers are being just as in-your-face as the Gay Parade organizers.

    If you ask me.

    all's fair.

  21. Live to Learn profile image83
    Live to Learnposted 6 weeks ago

    I'd like to live in a country where everyone stops worrying about what everyone else is doing and using it to find offense.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      That would be a nice world.

    2. GA Anderson profile image92
      GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      What a bore that would be. ;-)

      GA

      1. Live to Learn profile image83
        Live to Learnposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Really? That's quite sad.

        1. GA Anderson profile image92
          GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Come on Live to Learn. Do you think that was a serious thought? Do you think anything about this thread is worthy of serious consideration?

          Sad my ass. This whole "Straight Pride" thread is silly. If you want to consider something "sad" I would offer that you consider whether arguing that whether one is homosexual or heterosexual is something to be proud of is sad. I would also offer that accepting the innocence of the justification for the Straight pride parade is sad.

          And finally. Save your pity. I have made many other observations more worthy of your pity than this one.

          GA

          1. PrettyPanther profile image85
            PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Wow, GA, I never thought I would see a comment like that from you.  Glad to see you engaging in direct, straight talk. I like it. ;-)

            1. GA Anderson profile image92
              GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Oh buggers, Have I crossed some line? Must be the martinis talking.

              GA

              1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                Not at all. You were just more direct than usual. I like people who say what they think without too much pussyfooting.

                1. GA Anderson profile image92
                  GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I would be banned in a heartbeat if I said what I really think - most of the time.

                  I have studied the masters and can "pussyfoot" with the best of them. But, I would wager that my 'message' is usually clear.

                  Just ask ... (ha! you thought I was going to name names didn't you)

                  GA

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                    Randy Godwinposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    I see I'm going to get you to give me some "pussyfoot" lessons If I'm going to post on the forums, Gus! tongue  This is my last chance according to Matt. How about me payin' you a Walmart salary for the guidance?

          2. Live to Learn profile image83
            Live to Learnposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Sorry GA. I work for a large corporation which has a plethora of groups. Each existing out of 'pride' of their common bond.

            Maybe, you are just putting too much emphasis on the word. I'm proud to be a woman, a mother, a wife, etc, etc. Why must people find negativity in other's?

            I don't think being straight is an accomplishment, any more than I consider being gay one. But, apparently, some people do. I find no cause to fault either.

            1. GA Anderson profile image92
              GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              We're good Live to Learn. I understand what you are saying.

              GA

  22. lovetherain profile image70
    lovetherainposted 6 weeks ago

    Why does the human race have such a fascination of who is sleeping with who?

    Nevermind, I know. But it is still obnoxious.

  23. emge profile image66
    emgeposted 6 weeks ago

    Good points raised. It's a matter of choice but I wonder if god approved

  24. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 weeks ago

    The urge to love someone of the same sex is not a consciously elected choice ....
    and that is the bottom line.

    I suppose if everyone could just be nice and accept homosexuality, homosexuals wouldn't feel the need to show their pride,
    rather than their usual shame.

    A Heterosexual Parade is not necessary ...
    at all.

  25. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 6 weeks ago

    I feel smarter already, Gus!  smile

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Please study hard, Randy. We want to keep you here. :-)

  26. GA Anderson profile image92
    GA Andersonposted 6 weeks ago

    It was a question Mike, not a demand for justification.

    As for my question appearing "a bit pompous and arrogant," it wasn't intended to be. I was trying to be polite. I don't see any reason to be proud of being straight, so I don't see that as a valid explanation for your claim there is no connection between the two parades.

    It was a simple question and I offered a simple explanation. We can just leave it there if you want. I agree with Wilderness on this one; you can be "proud" of whatever you want - whether it fits the term or not. It does me no harm.

    GA

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      May I offer speculation as to why a man would be proud to be straight? It has been my experience that certain  men (nott all) are inordinately proud of their appendages, their sexual prowess, their power over the ladies.....We all know the type, don't we?

      Maybe this is merely an extension of that mndset?

      Just speculatin', ya know.

      http://m.quickmeme.com/img/6b/6bb779e56270559014e93d30d9949d06415a9b9f23036cbf861711a24755384b.jpg

      1. GA Anderson profile image92
        GA Andersonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words...


        https://hubstatic.com/14555593.png

        GA

        1. PrettyPanther profile image85
          PrettyPantherposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          LOL. Smart man.

  27. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 weeks ago

    Now that I got a kick out of.
    https://hubstatic.com/14555751.jpg

  28. Readmikenow profile image96
    Readmikenowposted 6 weeks ago

    It is starting to develop into an inclusive and fun parade day. 

    Milo Yiannopoulos named marshal for 'Straight Pride' parade

    “Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been named the grand marshal for Boston’s "Straight Pride" parade.

    The organization later named Yiannopoulos, who is openly gay, as its grand marshal for the event.”

    https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing … ide-parade

    1. Valeant profile image96
      Valeantposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Proving that this is more about the alt-right holding a parade than actually celebrating straightness.

      1. Readmikenow profile image96
        Readmikenowposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Hey, the alt-left has the Gay Pride Parade.  Many straight people support it and help with it.

        This just shows Milo Yiannopoulos is a classy guy who supports people's right to hold a parade about being proud of who they are.

        I've actually heard him speak.  Even gay people on the left have said some rather derogatory things about his sex life.  He believes this is a sign he's won the argument.  I think he's right.

      2. Randy Godwin profile image91
        Randy Godwinposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        They need an Old White men straight pride parade to really feel good about it.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          You would have to include a bucking bronco and a maddhatters tea party.

          1. PrettyPanther profile image85
            PrettyPantherposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            Maybe we'll see Mike on TV in a tea bagger hat. A MAGA hat would be boring, and certainly not Super Happy Fun.

            1. Readmikenow profile image96
              Readmikenowposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              PP, my, my, my...the personal attacks.  Always happens when people aren't able to discuss a topic on an intelligent level.  So Sad.

              1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                PrettyPantherposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                Aw, Mike, I thought you said not to take these forums too seriously? I guess my humor isn't funny to you. I don't see the personal arrack, unless you are anti-tea party or anti-MAGA. Yes, I used the term "tea bagger" since that was their original self-proclaimed moniker. Not amusing, huh?

                1. Readmikenow profile image96
                  Readmikenowposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                  PP...thank you for proving my point.

                  1. PrettyPanther profile image85
                    PrettyPantherposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Okay, Mike, my bad. I interpreted your last post about a parade for victimized  MAGA people as trolling. I guess you were serious.

  29. Readmikenow profile image96
    Readmikenowposted 5 weeks ago

    These are good questions.


    “It is argued that the real purpose of a gay pride parade is to resist and protest the persecution of homosexuals. Heterosexuals are not persecuted for being heterosexuals, so the argument goes, and therefore a heterosexual pride parade is pointless. But if that's the point of a pride parade, then why do they call it a pride parade? If it's really a protest, then call it a protest, or a rally, or a demonstration. And in that case, why do they hold these "protests" in places like San Francisco and Los Angeles, rather than Tehran or Riyadh? It seems that these pride parades are held in precisely the places where gays are not persecuted.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/48224/wa … matt-walsh

    1. Valeant profile image96
      Valeantposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      Another example of you posting something that tries to frame this issue based upon the far right-wing views that you hold.

      It's not a protest but a chance to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.

      It's likely done in places accepting to their views for the same reason Trump holds his rallies in bumblefuck nowhere.  It's where it's safest to be who they really want to be.

    2. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      Ignorance proven once again.

      India has parades and only very recently was homosexuality decriminalised.
      Istanbul has had parades but could not recently due to increased homophobia
      Want to know why the US has it in June? Try reading this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_pride … background maybe you'd also learn a little about your own country in the process.

      Many other countries too. You can look it up yourself if you were really interested in the topic and not looking to be "right" or rightwing or whatever it is your political direction is.

      1. Readmikenow profile image96
        Readmikenowposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        I agree.

        If you don't known how homosexuals are treated in Tehran or Riyadh you miss the entire point of the writing.

        So, are you ignorant of how homosexuals are regularly put to death in these places for being gay?  Thrown from buildings, beheaded and more.

        https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran- … ges-578758

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          Sounds like the US at one time.....and it seems many still prefer those times.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
            Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            no they don't.

            The anti homosexual parade is just a political/right celebration. They know they have nothing to be "proud" about. If homosexuals can have fun celebrating who they are, why not heterosexuals?

            Heterosexuals don't deserve or NEED a parade, though, until the day they are killed, suppressed and ridiculed/shamed.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              Heterosexuals haven't suffered the same as gays and lesbians. If they had they would be entitled to a parade...

              1. Readmikenow profile image96
                Readmikenowposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                Who decides what criteria there is for a parade?  Who was suppressed so the Doo dah parade happened?  Who was suppressed and ridiculed for the creation of the Mummers day parade?  Who was suppressed for the Rose Bowl parade?  The list goes on but saying someone has to suffer to have a parade is one more reason to laugh at the left. 

                What happened to the mantra of inclusion and acceptance for all?  The hypocritical reality of the left is inclusions and acceptance only happens if you believe what they believe.  What a bunch of hypocrites!

                1. Valeant profile image96
                  Valeantposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Not hypocrisy.  We see through the neo-nazis putting this thing together to recognize it's likely to head down the same pathway that Charlottesville did, a charade about statues that gave white supremacists a chance to march.  And here you are, defending them.  So, that tells me all I need to know about your character.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                    Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Mike's a Trumpster! What does one expect?

                  2. Readmikenow profile image96
                    Readmikenowposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                    It is very obvious the connotations and denotations of the word hypocrisy is something you do not grasp.

                    This tells me all I need to know about your command of the English language. 

                    I do appreciate your attempts at making coherent responses.  I hope these attempts continue.

                2. PrettyPanther profile image85
                  PrettyPantherposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Enjoy your parade, Mike. I'll watch for you on TV. Will you be wearing a special hat?

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                    Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Sure he will, Pretty. It's a conical hat representing those on the right. tongue

        2. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          I know very well, more so than you will ever know.

  30. Onusonus profile image73
    Onusonusposted 5 weeks ago

    If straight pride is stupid, so is gay pride.

  31. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks ago

    Wow Onus, that's deep......

  32. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 5 weeks ago

    Wow, those are some smart people right there. How could anyone possibly think they are anything but sincere?

  33. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks ago

    "Who was suppressed for the Rose Bowl parade?"

    - well, theres a good question!

  34. Readmikenow profile image96
    Readmikenowposted 5 weeks ago

    I have a great idea for the perfect parade.

    If you want to have a pride parade for people who have been physically attacked, demeaned and degraded simply because of who they are...we should have a MAGA pride parade.

    MAGA people of all races, sexual orientations, genders have been physically assaulted and suppressed because of who they are.

    If anybody deserves a parade for being proud of who they are...it is people who wear MAGA hats.

    MAGA hat pride parade.  This should meet all the left's criteria for a parade.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      How about live and let live parade. Lol.

      I don't get a straight parade, they are 90% of the sexual market. I do get somewhat a minority parade of almost any kind. Although, a bi-sexual parade is downright greedy.

      1. Readmikenow profile image96
        Readmikenowposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        Live and Let Live Parade.

        I like it.  I really like your idea for an artist's day parade.  THAT would be a great parade.

        You do have lots of good ideas.

      2. Valeant profile image96
        Valeantposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        My Mother, who leans right, and I had a good laugh over this post.

  35. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks ago

    And our community, the gay and lesbian community - and I particularly fault gay men here - has done nothing to try to help our youth.

    "HAS DONE NOTHING TO HELP OUR YOUTH"

    and gays think they deserve a parade?

      I have heard many stories of HIV-positive men having unprotected sex with boys.

    They don’t think it matters.”

    THEY DON"T THINK IT MATTERS

    They need to prove otherwise before they catch me at a gay parade.

    WHAT ARE THEY SO PROUD ABOUT, AGAIN?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      Even though most Americans don't regard gay people as child molesters, confusion remains widespread in this area. In the 70s gays were illegal along with Marrijanna and these laws and their ways of thinking dose more harm than good.

      In the early 70s, at age 13, I was druged and molested by a man. Many people act like they are damaged goods for life, after something very weird like this event happens. I adjusted in life well enough. When I was beating many times from my drunken father. That had major damaging effects on me.

      Look at me today, straight, never harmed anyone and many world-class achievements.  Next goal is to make pot legal in every state in the union and most countries in the world. Today, every city in Canada has either a 420 Marrijanna events and or a parades. No break outs of any whore orgies or serial killers yet. Keep on healthy sex, drugs and Rock en Roll.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        India never really banned it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_in_India The Portuguese came and found out the benefits it had. The British tried to get it banned, but international conventions were the reason it was put on the ban radar.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          I don't think Marrijanna can be exported from any country. Or India could raise their price a 100% times greater, and that could create a war. More Mexicans die from this Marrijanna war than people in Iraq oil war and Afghanistan poppy wars.

          India is the lowest cost for pot in the world and Canada is the most regulationed country in the world. In between the Government God's make the most profit from it here. 

          Would not want to be gay, a pot head and a world traveler.
          VERY DANGERIOUS.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            Luckily I'm no pot head then. But, yeah traditionally Indians used a lot of it. It's slowly coming back after a few hundred years of being banned. Homosexuality is not illegal anymore either, just like it was back in history. But the general public have forgotten their history they just remember their religion.

  36. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 weeks ago

    What is LIVE spelled backwards, I ask.

  37. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 5 weeks ago

    A gay pride parade has the purpose of demonstrating how many people are part of or support a group that is often maligned.

    I cannot imagine any purpose for a straight pride parade other than demonstrating your objection to gay pride.

 
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