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The first ever African gay and lesbian Pride parade took place in Johannesburg in 1990. Fewer than a thousand people attended – some even wore paper bags over their heads so as not be identified. In subsequent years Joburg Pride has grown in size and visibility – in 2003 boasting almost 20 000 participants. While the event has become less political and more celebratory in nature, Pride remains, at its core, a call for gay and lesbian equality and a recognition of our nation’s rich diversity.
Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by hapablab
Although this is made by an anti-gay group and is supposed to be shocking, I fail to see anything shocking about it.
They have to use the same 3 posters with sexual innuendos twice.
Jeez, the horror of it all.
Those slogans are more lame than shocking, just like those shirts some guys wear with slogans on how drunk or well-endowed they are.
But camp does have a sardonic or self-mocking quality to it.
I don't see people wearing anything less than they do at a beach, or doing anything that people don't do in other carnival settings.
I don't see the dry humping (you must have looked very closely), but so what if there is?
Dry humping occurs in almost every hip hop music video today, and it's a common style of dance.
At least they're not doing the twist, which many preachers pointed out as the devil's dance a few decades back.
I'm not sure where the children are situated in the parade, since the whole clip is edited together by biased people.
I'm not quite sure how children are being harmed, except that they see some adults cutting loose.
That's really an issue for the people who have children and bring them to parades.
It makes me less queasy than seeing children brainwashed by religious cults with proven histories of child abuse, and a holy book that features incest and forcing girls to marry their rapists.
But sadly those kids are at the mercy of their fundamentalist parents, and there is nothing one can do.
I'd much rather see soldiers dancing on a float than throwing bombs or chemicals on children in some foreign country.
You go guys - as AC/DC sang: "Shoot to Thrill".
PS. I'm starting to think your definition of "dry humping" is different to mine.
To me it's when one dance partner gyrates slightly bent over, and the over dances behind them until his crotch almost touches her bum (in a straight club). The Kardashian sisters sometimes pose like that.
I assume you mean it's when a dancer simply moves his hips backwards and forwards? That movement from the body core has been the normal way of dancing for about two decades now. Is this what you find shocking?edit on 8-2-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)