Originally posted by Annee
Most media portrayals of Gay Parades - - - pick a stereotype focus - - - and flash the same pic(s) - - - over and over and over.
Where/when have you seen splashed all over the media these people marching in the parade? LGBTQ families - - families of LGBTQ - - - straights in
support of LGBTQ - - Medical Professional LGBTQ - - Law enforcement support of LGBTQ - - - local politicians in support of LGBTQ - - local businesses
in support of LGBTQ.
Exactly! You NEVER see these people splashed all over the media of Gay Parade participants. Nor - - are you provided with all the other activities
and booths that make up the all day event.
edit on 13-4-2012 by Annee because: (no reason given)
Thanks for pointing that out Annee, and the question of representivity remains hotly contested.
Some of the people in the parades are "stereotypes", and many others are not, and conform to hetero-sexist standards of acceptability. However, just
because people are dressed up for a carnival atmosphere doesn't mean they are not professionals from a wide range of occupations, or that they don't
The Chicago parade showed children and families towards the end of the march, and it didn't take long for the religious extremists to abuse such
imagery, as one can see on p.1, so this can also backfire.
What I do see is a wide variety of local flavors and influences, rather than monolithic events.
Many of the clips are not mainstream media images, or filmed by professionals.
In SA one of the remaining issues with events after the parades is inclusiveness, as the poorer communities often can't afford the expensive raves
and after-parties, and this needs to be addressed.
The parade I attended had the rich people in the clubs, and a large amount of people milling about on the side-walks, so there is room for
Many of the black townships now have smaller parades by the local communities, especially as a reaction to the almost epidemic levels of the
"corrective rape" of lesbians.
Although we come from a very divided past, I'd really like to see the various communities supporting each other more.
The clips do focus on the parade itself, but thanks for pointing out that such events have a wider context.