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Old 08-21-2017, 12:06 AM   #3321
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The Pride Parade is becoming ridiculous. LGBT people are so ingrained in the social fabric and yet they need to put this event on every year. They are fighting yesteryear's battle.
I was going to write a quip about how we no longer need Remembrance Day because we already beat the Nazis, but... well...

Seriously though, pride parades started out as a commemoration and as such it is reasonable to expect them to continue in such a capacity even if they lose relevance as a platform for activism.
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:12 AM   #3322
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Okay fellow gays, the staunch almost cartoon'ish conservative told us our battle is over, put away the flags and dildos.
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:59 AM   #3323
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Any indication that the UCP will agree to the training/seminars? I would think that should be a no-brainer if they really want to be part of the parade and distance themselves from the more extreme elements of the party. It would score more points for me, than sitting on a stupid float, waving to on-lookers.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:04 AM   #3324
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The Pride Parade is becoming ridiculous. LGBT people are so ingrained in the social fabric and yet they need to put this event on every year. They are fighting yesteryear's battle.

They are normal, valued, and equal citizens. They are our friends and neighbors. Time to end this rather needles weekend.
The LGBT community have always been friends and neighbors. In many cases forced to hide who they are.

Your comments come across as trite and grossly uninformed. I think when any minororty group speaks of their experience, it behooves others to listen. The battle you refer to as "won" is still raging. How else would you explain things like the teen suicide rate for LGBT youth?


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http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politi...nts/index.html

Trump nominee Sam Clovis: 'As far as we know' homosexuality's a choice, 'logical' LGBT protections could lead to legalization of pedophilia

When a questioner said some might call what Clovis' words extreme -- comparing the approval of same-sex protections to allowing pedophilia. Clovis said it was "logical."

"I don't think it's extreme," said Clovis. "I think it's a logical extension of thought. And if you cannot follow the logic then you're denying your in denial."

In the same blog post, Clovis said religious freedom meant business should be able to not hire LGBT people if it conflicted with their religious belief.


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Old 08-21-2017, 08:11 PM   #3325
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:09 PM   #3326
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The Pride Parade is becoming ridiculous. LGBT people are so ingrained in the social fabric and yet they need to put this event on every year. They are fighting yesteryear's battle.

They are normal, valued, and equal citizens. They are our friends and neighbors. Time to end this rather needles weekend.
Just when you a thought a poster couldn't get more cartoonish.

Why do the Boston Irish continue to celebrate St Patty's day? I mean the Irish are ingrained in the social fabric, and have finally achieved normal and valued status. Time they end this needless celebrating.
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