Gay Pride Parade in Cape Town, South Africa, 3 March 2013.
Fears of a repeat of Joburg Pride's interruptions and accusations of "pink-washing" (by radical lesbian groups) were unfounded, as the parade first
observed a minute of silence for all those who had died due to homophobic violence.
Apparently the parade also focused more on variety and community relations, rather than a focus on marketing.
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I remember taking part in Sacramento's pride parade last year (2012). It was awesome and different. Being a straight male I have never seen people
like this before. It was like going to a entertaining diverse celebration full of color and pop culture. My friends and I were union workers who
fought for worker rights. We marched in the parade to show our respect and that we'll show how we'll fight for LGBT worker rights. It was fun!
Gay or not, why are those poor children allowed to witness such disgusting displays! I've heard of people getting arrested for less than that.
I'm not the type of Christian who bashes and hates on gay people. I choose to do what my Lord would do: I pray for them. Bashing and talking trash
only gets people angry and will just have the opposite effect, solving nothing, and only causing more problems.
Thanks so much for those experiences of Pride, and the fantastic clips!
It can be overwhelming at times, especially as it takes pop culture and totally re-interprets it, but in a way that shows a kind of hidden truth or
conflict that has actually been there all along.
Perhaps the main crime of "camp" is that it refuses to take accepted patriarchy and propaganda seriously.
But should it?
What's it really done for anyone lately except keep power in ridiculous little brotherhoods who still try to convince everyone that they have a born
right to power and the definition of spirituality?
Well, each to their own, and my own is the gay community.
It's also just a lot of fun.
Plain and simple.
By the way, for anyone interested in drag as an art, please see and contribute on my Drag Queen thread:
I usually don't recommend my own threads, but I really feel some members might enjoy this, and they might not find it otherwise.
Even the liberal "young Turks" ask: Gay Pride, is the point over?
Has gay pride simply been hijacked by corporarization and political "pink-washing"?
Should the focus be more on families and non-political fun?
That seems like a good option, but on the other hand, the oppression and protest is just beginning in Russia and Uganda ...
I think the homophobes are just waking up and roaring to go.
Therefore, gay people should always stay vigilant.
Don't get too comfortable ladies and gents, the religious march against our freedoms has just begun!
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