LGBT SF Pride

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  1. Matitulo

    Matitulo If sexy never left then why is everybody on my shi

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    Who's going? :eek5:
     
  2. RedGoober4Life

    RedGoober4Life New Member

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    I think pride toronto is this weekend as well.

    Anyway, I'm buying a mountain bike of my own and going mountain biking. yee-haw!
     
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    my BF is down there...i didnt want to go :o
     
  4. Priest Tango

    Priest Tango Custom User Tits

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    nyc pride....widddddup :big grin:


    <3
     
  5. bioyuki

    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    Heading out to the Castro to meet up some friends in an hour or so :eek3:
     
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    GeekDrew aka DataDrew

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    slacker, you should have gone with him.

    i didn't go to pride in Columbus or Chicago this weekend
     
  7. novo

    novo Pokey Man OT Supporter

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    I was out of town, just got back and tired.
     
  8. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    I figure.... what is there to be proud of? The opposite of pride is shame, so wouldn't that be implying that those who aren't homosexuals should be ashamed of something. Although is sounds kinda gayer and more PCish, Gay Tolerance Parade would be a better wording than Pride.

    :hsughc:
     
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    :eek4: + :wavey: to Wolf! Where have you been at?! Been a long ass time since I've seen ya on here! (RyRy)
     
  10. Matitulo

    Matitulo If sexy never left then why is everybody on my shi

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    Assuming this isn't a troll...What isn't there to be proud of? We have accomplished a lot. Same sex marriage in california? Yes please. And maybe you're not informed, but pride isn't just for homosexuals. It's a celebration of a different lifestyle and culture, where all people can join together regardless of sexual orientation. I long for the day where people are no longer defined by who they fuck, but by the merits of their thoughts and actions.

    Don't define me, or my Pride.
     
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    ITS Like the puerto rican day parade....but less people get shot/raped



    :dunno:
     
  12. camarosrool

    camarosrool yes i am

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    awesome post


    didnt make it to SF, but I do have a hotel for a week in montreal for the end of July :)
     
  13. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Fuck your pride... honestly. Pride in something implies that you accomplished something. It's not about accomplishments of the community, it's about your own personal accomplishments.... did you accomplish something by being a homosexual? Do others who aren't homosexual have something to be ashamed of?? The word pride implies superiority over those who lack the charactertistic you're 'proud' of. It should be Gay Acceptance/Tolerance/Awareness, not Gay Pride.
     
  14. Naturally Baked

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    There are many definitions of pride. It doesnt just mean you place yourself above any other social class or even that you've accomplished something. It can mean having self-esteem or respect for ones self.
     
  15. camarosrool

    camarosrool yes i am

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    well that is YOUR defintion and your pretty much being a dick to anyone who disagrees with you

    so fuck you.... honestly

    your definition is correct, but there are other definitions as well

    http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=pride

    take a look at the second one
    and stop trolling peoples threads (even though you say you arent, just because you are gay doesnt mean you cant troll a gay thread)
     
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    I would say that pride celebrations, and the news videos that make it on tv, are the best ammunition for the groups supporting the gay marriage ban amendments.

    To MOST of America, being gay is associated with sexual acts, and nothing else. The images of scantily dressed men in the parades, and at the festivals, only serve to convince most people of this.

    Its like when the illegal aliens protested a few years back, and marched through the streets carrying mexican flags, and chanting in Spanish, all it did was turn more people against them. Thats why in rallies after that, they were all of a sudden carrying American flags.

    The press that pride parades and festivals get, is not very positive to the overall picture.
     
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    camarosrool yes i am

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    pride is fun
    i really dont care if the media portrays it bad
    its a bunch of gay guys gathered in the same place and be themselves and have a blast without fear of being judged
    im glad the people that are so negative about it wont be going
    i get enough flak from the straights
    thats all i need is someone gay coming to pride and being negative :ugh:
     
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    Would you prefer gay people assimilate?
     
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    I don't read too much into pride parades.
    You see straight and gay people there together, and that is a nice accomplishment. There are a lot more straight people there who are just there for the party. There are also straight politicians there who want to be recognized for being gay-tolerant and sensitive to gay issues. It's much like a regular straight parade, like you would see at Mardi Gras or July 4, except there happen to be shirtless men on the floats.
     
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    :rofl: I love it when Wolf shows up.
     
  21. novo

    novo Pokey Man OT Supporter

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    as much as i can see what you are trying to say, and may even be right, without the pride parades i don't think gays would be as accepted as they are today. they do help.

    imo, one function of the parade is to demonstrate our numbers. Another is to celebrate all the people who worked, suffered or died in our movement for equality and rights.
     
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    Perhaps they should choose to showcase other tallents in the parade other than how to be tan, dressed in practically nothing, and simulating sexual acts?
     
  23. Bib-Lettuce

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    I was never proud to be a homosexual; it wasn't an accomplishment since I had nothing to do with it. The whole 'pride' things comes from accepting who you are personally and letting other people know you aren't ashamed, coming out is what there is to be proud of, that’s the accomplishment. I don’t think that makes me better than heterosexuals but the fact is that is a burden they know nothing of, but they have their own personal hardships that I don’t know of so I don’t consider myself more accomplished.

    Well that is true but I can’t agree with that philosophy. If people see a pride parade and decide for themselves that is what the majority of the gay populous represent that is 100% their fault. And even if something portrays a negative stereotype or is some kind of propaganda it can only be an effective weapon if someone is weak-minded and easily influenced
     
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