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Gay pride parades make gays look bad.

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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 02:37 PM
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If you haven't been living under a rock, you'll know what recently went down in New York, in regards to same sex marriage.

I want to first start by saying, I support same-sex marriage, 100%.

However, I am sickened by gay pride parades.

I understand the reason to celebrate, but is it necessary to do this in a golden g-string with cheetah stockings? I feel as though some heterosexuals define homosexuals based on what they see in these parades, when in actuality, not all gays are that revealing and indecent.

To me, when people dress inappropriately and prance around, it gives homophobic heterosexuals material to use against the gay community. Those who border transvestism in these parades aren't helping the gay community gain the legitimacy and seriousness they deserve.
If you really want to get a message of equality and acceptance implemented, don't make those who disagree with you nauseous with your indecent exposure. It's like expecting Snookie to be a legitimate candidate for women's rights. If you act like a sexual deviant, people will treat you as a sexual deviant. Don't paint that picture for all of the gay community.




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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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I couldn't agree more....I love how they win a legislative battle and then wear ass-less chaps



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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I think it's all for attenion..but yes it is kinda stereotype setting if you know what I mean



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 02:47 PM
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I agree. I too support gay marriage, but when I see the morons at the parades, it makes me sick. Not because they're gay, but because they have no decency. I would feel the same if it were heterosexuals walking around in ass-less chaps or just their underwear. It's pretty pathetic. I'm glad I know "normal" homosexuals who don't behave this way, else I'd be voting "no". But, I chalk this up to a small few that have no common sense or anything but selfish perversions.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Edited the quote, as it wasn't appropriate.

1. That's not mainstream. That's sexual deviance expressed by people who just happen to be homosexual.
2. I can list tons of things straights have done that are far worse. Go visit a whorehouse and tell us about the 'dark side'. Disgusting sexual acts are carried out by straights all the time.
3. There is good and bad in everything. Good straights, bad straights. Good gays, bad gays. I'm just tired of the labeling and the stereotypes that gays are given by a few 'oddballs'.
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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Sorry, but I doubt you could find a display of deviancy like this featuring heterosexuals let alone one held on a public street with police present and corporate sponsorship to boot.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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I must warn anyone going to your link that although you have to accept the terms and conditions to view these "newsworthy" images, it's not advisable. It's pornography plain and simple. The disclaimer is simply inadequate.


ETA: I see it's been removed now... so disregard...
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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aww man
I just had to click it huh...

i'll sum it up for others.

old men in the streets giving public BJs.....
Piss fetish going on
Some guy ejaculating out a window...


This is good tho? I mean its allowed apparently?


Just a a thought though;

Years back after a night of bar hopping I found myself outside and had to urinate badly.
So I unleashed, next thing I know I got cops trying to take me to jail for indecent exposure, thankfully I was with some ppl who had some sway in the town and needless to say I don't have some sort of trumped up sexual offender status attached to my name, yet a "san francisco handsake" as they called it on the link is not something they'd take one to jail for?
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by SirMike
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Sorry, but I doubt you could find a display of deviancy like this featuring heterosexuals let alone one held on a public street with police present and corporate sponsorship to boot.


Women are raped by men everyday. Add all the rapes that occur around the world up on a daily basis, and you are widely outnumbered. Children are molested by the opposite sex on a daily basis. Sure, it doesn't receive the police presence or the sponsorship, but it happens.

Is it right that these types of people are given the sponsorship? No.
Does that means some straights don't do the exact same thing, just sans of sponsorship or police presence? No.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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So then rape and molestation are widley accepted and celbrated by the hetero community?

Red herring fail.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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3.5 million turned out for NY Gay Pride. That's about 1 million tonnes of leather and spandex on the street then!! Seriously, it's a celebration of freedom and sexual liberation. What did you want them to wear, a respectable 50's pearl set!

Plus, since gay men have the largest disposable income of any group, I am sure NY was feeling the benefit of all that cash flow over the weekend. They don't call it the pink pound for nothing.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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In a parallel universe, they just made it legal for Straight Sex marriage.

Guess how the men and women were dressed at the Straight Pride Parade?

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But yeah, it's a "Pride" parade. Makes you wonder.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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So when is the hetero street orgy scheduled?



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by SirMike
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So then rape and molestation are widley accepted and celbrated by the hetero community?

Red herring fail.


Gay pride parades aren't 'wildly accepted and celebrated by the hetero community' either. It's like saying that all Christians are like the Westboro Baptist Church.


Originally posted by Lysergic
So when is the hetero street orgy scheduled?


We're thinking next Thursday.
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Originally posted by Gman1803
3.5 million turned out for NY Gay Pride. That's about 1 million tonnes of leather and spandex on the street then!! Seriously, it's a celebration of freedom and sexual liberation. What did you want them to wear, a respectable 50's pearl set!

Plus, since gay men have the largest disposable income of any group, I am sure NY was feeling the benefit of all that cash flow over the weekend. They don't call it the pink pound for nothing.


I don't care if it's about sexual liberation, indecent exposure is illegal, and should be enforced. You want to show sexual liberation, go do that in your bedroom, because I sure as hell know children shouldn't be exposed to that, whether it be gay or straight.

Income is off topic. We're talking about how is demeans the gay community as a whole, and paints a picture to heterosexuals that all homosexuals are sexually deviated.
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Whenever the wives relinquish their control over straight men organising it!!

Let's be completely honest now, some straight men can be just as sluttish as gay men. Some will screw everything that moves. What's that classy term straight men like to say in the pub with their mates: Any holes a goal!!

So don't go preaching about how debauched gay men are when straight men would act exactly the same with a group of women given half the chance.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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I completely agree. Ive been in more then enough threads which eventually things like this come up. I have been to one gay pride parade. The biggest in Canada which happens in toronto every year. Needless to say I have never been back, everything is too in your face, doesn't represent me as a person and equality doesn't stand out as an overall message in my mind. The banners which read sayings of equality or rights etc. get overshadowed with the display. Im just a normal guy, that loves a man does not want a label just wants to be accepted without stigma from everyone and likewise, I don't want people to think I have some sort of culture or "identity" by being gay. My boyfriend and my sexuality is not my identity, no ones is or should be.

I will share an example of labeling that people have a need to do for some reason. Alot of people don't realize they do it, but it comes off to me as a way to judge a person from there on forward based off that label....Eg:

Co Worker: Yeah, i was shopping all week end for christmas, still have my mom and girlfriend left to buy for.
Me: I finished the week before, got a party coming up at my boyfriend's mom's place.
Co worker: So you're gay?

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It's like you hear tires screeching and the conversation ends so that way you can affirm for them that indeed you said boyfriend. What if I had said So you're straight? Think of the look you would of given me lol

We should all just drop this obsession with sexuality as the basis and focus on human rights which are violated for ALOT of people across the world every single day.



posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by topherman420
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I completely agree. Ive been in more then enough threads which eventually things like this come up. I have been to one gay pride parade. The biggest in Canada which happens in toronto every year. Needless to say I have never been back, everything is too in your face, doesn't represent me as a person and equality doesn't stand out as an overall message in my mind. The banners which read sayings of equality or rights etc. get overshadowed with the display. Im just a normal guy, that loves a man does not want a label just wants to be accepted without stigma from everyone and likewise, I don't want people to think I have some sort of culture or "identity" by being gay. My boyfriend and my sexuality is not my identity, no ones is or should be.

I will share an example of labeling that people have a need to do for some reason. Alot of people don't realize they do it, but it comes off to me as a way to judge a person from there on forward based off that label....Eg:

Co Worker: Yeah, i was shopping all week end for christmas, still have my mom and girlfriend left to buy for.
Me: I finished the week before, got a party coming up at my boyfriend's mom's place.
Co worker: So you're gay?

...

It's like you hear tires screeching and the conversation ends so that way you can affirm for them that indeed you said boyfriend. What if I had said So you're straight? Think of the look you would of given me lol

We should all just drop this obsession with sexuality as the basis and focus on human rights which are violated for ALOT of people across the world every single day.



This is the best post I've ever seen on ATS. If equality and love were preached, and not lust, people would be more open to the thought of giving gays the equal rights they deserve.

Edit: And yes, some people do go to gay pride parades to share a message of equality, however the sensationalized 'drag queenesque' aspects overrule any good messages that are being displayed, in my eyes, and the eyes of many others.


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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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First off I ain't preaching

2ndly I was talking about performing sexual acts in public.

3rdly yes I find myself to be a whore yet I can't whip my junk out in public and expect everyone to be cool with it.

rebuttal?
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posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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But that's the problem. We ain't being represented as full sexual beings. America wants to see Gay Men as Eunichs. People who give fashion tips on Queer Eye. America wants us like the cuddly gays on Will & Grace. You know, the ones who never # or suck a cock over eight seasons!! Well, we ain't like that, we do #, we do suck. And lord knows, guess what, we actually enjoy it.




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