REAL WORLD EVENT DISCUSSIONS

Pride Day!

POSTED BY: MELEE
UPDATED: Thursday, July 15, 2004 03:44
SHORT URL:
VIEWED: 2458
PAGE 1 of 1

Saturday, July 10, 2004 1:13 PM

MELEE


Well, here in Vermont it is anyways... singing drag queens and more rainbows than a care bear factory, good times! So, happy Vermont Pride Day to anyone to whom it applies. *throws flowers*


NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, July 10, 2004 8:27 PM

PURPLEBELLY


Must be time to out some of those Firefly relationships

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 9:02 AM

GHOULMAN


Jayne or Book? lol! I know Inara prefers "mostly" men. A girl needs choices eh?

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 10:12 AM

ANNIK


Woo hoo! Hope it went great. Ours was in June but I couldn't make it this year ... reports from pals say it was one of the best-ever, and it was certainly great weather for it ... hot and sunny.

Cheers,
Annik
... my sister's a ship. We had a complicated childhood.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 10:19 AM

HERO


Quote:

Originally posted by Melee:
Well, here in Vermont it is anyways... singing drag queens and more rainbows than a care bear factory, good times! So, happy Vermont Pride Day to anyone to whom it applies. *throws flowers*




Good for you. Every other day Vermont has no pride, so good for you.


H

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 11:19 AM

JCKNIFE


Look, I'm probably going to regret this, but I HAVE to ask--if homosexuality is a biological condition (i.e. you're wired that way), why does there need to be a Pride Day?

Now, that said, I'll bet there are things like "Left Handed Day" and "Twins Day" so maybe it's as simple as that. Some genetic anomolies are minorites of one kind or another and as such, want a day to feel special. I guess I got no problem with that.

We don't have anything like it in Ohio so I can't speak from experience of having seen one. That might change my opinion.


"This is Ohio. If you don't have a brewski in your hand you might as well be wearin' a dress."

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 11:34 AM

JENCHRISSYM


There are similar occurances such as Black History Month and there are Latin festivals and hell there is even a Talk Like a Pirate Day. People celebrate all kinds of things.
I think it is fabulous and I am always happy to participate. I think of it as being a way to let people know you are not ashamed about something that some think is shameful.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 12:28 PM

EBONEZER


Down where I live its ALWAYS pride day. We have a week long pride party once a year. Its...interesting. Even straight people go.

-----------------------------------

Four out of five dentists reccomend calling Ebo a girl.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 12:45 PM

SIGMANUNKI


Quote:

Originally posted by JCKnife:

... why does there need to be a Pride Day?



I think of it as there are a lot of morons out there that disagree with this way of being so much so that they have gone out and created a terrible image of what homosexuals are/aren't. So, this day is the community going out and displaying what they actually are and that they aren't afraid to say it anymore.

It's kind of a protest against the terror that they've been put through over the years. Unfortunately, this will have to continue for, IMHO, generations as there are too many idiots that are still against this way of being.

That being said, after the job is complete it's still good to have a party every once in a while and to remember your past, etc.

----
"Canada being mad at you is like Mr. Rogers throwing a brick through your window." -Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 3:42 PM

JCKNIFE


Okay, I'm NOT tryin' to hate here, I really want to know this. Please read with an open mind.

The pics I have seen of gay pride parades and stuff from NYC and Frisco are typically involving a lot of leather, guys in drag, really over-the-top stuff. Is this "displaying what they actually are" or in fact anything to be proud of?

I think if I were a young man and not sure about my own orientation, I would be scared away by this kind of behavior--I'd be afraid that, if being gay means I have to be THAT, even one day a year, then it isn't for me.

Maybe the media focuses on the extreme examples of people in these parades and some of them look normal. I really don't know. But obviously the majority of gays don't go through life looking like La Cage aux Folles extras.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 4:49 PM

ANNIK


Quote:

Originally posted by JCKnife:
Okay, I'm NOT tryin' to hate here, I really want to know this. Please read with an open mind.

(snipped)
Maybe the media focuses on the extreme examples of people in these parades and some of them look normal. I really don't know. But obviously the majority of gays don't go through life looking like La Cage aux Folles extras.



Yeah, our local newspaper tends to take pics of only the outlandish stuff ... that's the trade for visual media: exciting visuals. A bunch of homosexuals talking about this, that, or the other thing during the speeches gets practically no coverage at all.

So I'm voting that you're seeing media bias, for the most part. Attend one some time if you get the chance ... they're probably mostly *not* what you think (and a lot of fun, besides).

Cheers,
Annik
... my sister's a ship. We had a complicated childhood.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 7:03 PM

SIGMANUNKI


JCKnife:
I (nor I think anyone here) is trying to say that you are haten'. I just mentioned my thoughts on the matter.

The media tends to stick with the outragous stuff. I have seen as many crazy pics as normal at these functions. I guess it's just where you look.

I'd suggest going out and seeing for yourself. Mingle with the people to get a good idea of what's what.

----
"Canada being mad at you is like Mr. Rogers throwing a brick through your window." -Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, July 15, 2004 1:50 AM

JCKNIFE


Quote:

Originally posted by SigmaNunki:
JCKnife:
I (nor I think anyone here) is trying to say that you are haten'.



Just being careful--I've been a fairly staunch voice of conservatism in other posts and I don't want to be pigeonholed as a homophobe just becuause I'm a gun nut.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, July 15, 2004 3:41 AM

HERO


Quote:

Originally posted by JCKnife:
why does there need to be a Pride Day?

Now, that said...Some genetic anomolies are minorites of one kind or another and as such, want a day to feel special. I guess I got no problem with that.



How bout abnormal growth day? Six finger day? Third Nipple Pride Week?


Quote:


We don't have anything like it in Ohio so I can't speak from experience of having seen one. That might change my opinion.



I'm from Ohio and we have our share. Here's a sample:

Destroyer Escort Day (3rd Sat in June)
Ohio Mammography Day (3rd Thurs in October)
Oktoberfest (in October)
St. Patty's Day (held twice a year in my town)
National Administrative Workers Day
First Monday (Supreme Court Day, held in October)

Quote:


"This is Ohio. If you don't have a brewski in your hand you might as well be wearin' a dress."



Obviously you've never been to my City's Irish Festival.

H

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, July 15, 2004 3:44 AM

HERO


Quote:

Originally posted by JCKnife:
The pics I have seen of gay pride parades and stuff from NYC and Frisco are typically involving a lot of leather, guys in drag, really over-the-top stuff...if being gay means I have to be THAT, even one day a year, then it isn't for me.



And what about those of us (like Adam Baldwin for example) who like to dress like that and are not gay? Nobody considers their feeings.


H

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

YOUR OPTIONS

NEW POSTS TODAY

USERPOST DATE

OTHER TOPICS

DISCUSSIONS
In the garden, and RAIN!!!!
Wed, August 10, 2022 13:17 - 11113 posts
Mid-Term Elections 2022
Wed, August 10, 2022 12:08 - 235 posts
If you're in charge of counting and you can't count, you don't get the weekend off (RE: Cataloging Trump's 2022 Endorsement Victories)
Wed, August 10, 2022 11:47 - 8 posts
Trump's Full Statement
Wed, August 10, 2022 11:42 - 26 posts
Are Americans a Broken People?
Wed, August 10, 2022 11:21 - 247 posts
The predictions thread
Wed, August 10, 2022 11:05 - 993 posts
Is Elon Musk Nuts?
Wed, August 10, 2022 11:04 - 191 posts
Russia Invades Ukraine. Again
Wed, August 10, 2022 11:01 - 1357 posts
Stupid voters enable broken government
Wed, August 10, 2022 05:12 - 68 posts
Dow Nearing 30K. Time For You To Jump Off?
Wed, August 10, 2022 04:10 - 101 posts
Hehe... Checkmate
Wed, August 10, 2022 04:08 - 4 posts
Looks like almost all the Trump guys and gals are winning, huh?
Wed, August 10, 2022 02:57 - 2 posts

FFF.NET SOCIAL