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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6575 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2064 times:
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Usually there are one or two of these threads this time of year. I see a few reasons for it:

1. Its not a big deal to be gay anymore. (Bodes well for marriage, btw)

2. A.net has become so gay that there is just no need.

There were people on both sides of the issue, the ones that it was just too flaming and that it hurt the gay community more than it helped, and the others that thought that wearing rainbow colored jock straps in front of hundreds of thousands was the best idea ever.

Consider this: Christians dont get a bad reputation because wear ugly sweaters during Christmas.

So, how ever you feel about it: "HAPPY PRIDE"

Now.. were is that jock strap  

[Edited 2009-06-28 07:25:04]


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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11575 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

We went to the Castro last night. A bunch of people wandering around drinking over priced alcoholic drinks. I don't get how that is supposed to make us proud. Duane (my partner) told me it is a free event. It cost us about $40 just to go there. I was not impressed. Oh, well. Those that enjoy it, good for you! As for me, I am going to the beach today.


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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2015 times:



Quoting Mt99 (Thread starter):
Now.. were is that jock strap

I'm still wearing it over my head!  bigthumbsup 



The journey of life is not based on the accomplishments, but the experience.
User currently offlineKirkSeattle From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2010 times:

Happy Pride!

Today is Seattle's Pride Parade! Heading over to some friends for the obligatory mimosa and then to the parade. I'll take some pics !  Wink

 champagne 

Cheers!
-Kirk


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2009 times:

Just ending the Pride Week in Helsinki, was fun but need a rest now  drunk 



User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Parade was last night here in Houston, but it was just too damn hot and sweaty to go last night! Now, I don't mind sweat, but who wants to be around some sweaty lesbians?  duck 


The journey of life is not based on the accomplishments, but the experience.
User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I'm in Paris this weekend and rented a little apartment in the Marais district; turns out there's a happening gay scene here (there's a hassidic community here too). Anyway, this was gay pride weekend in Paris and we just happened upon it. It was a whole lot of fun. The music and noise didn't die down until after 4:00 in the morning. Lots of fun!

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Here in ATL, it's just been pushed back to Halloween weekend...Anyway, Happy Pride to those who are able to celebrate! Big grin


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

I have to say i dont go in for it myself but then again Im not on the Gay scene at all.

But to those partying



User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

It was Edinburgh pride yesterday. I would have gone if it weren't for two things;

1) It was my town's annual galaday yesterday (always is the last Saturday in June) and I would have had to be out of the house at 7am in order to avoid the roads being blocked. Instead, I stayed in bed.
2) Also, with my dad going into the hospice a few days before hand, I just didn't feel all that proud.

Happy Pride Though. I had a party at night instead, and made sure I drank lots of (alcoholic) 'poof juice' and listened to Dancing Queen full blast and danced with one of my many fag hags!  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1831 times:



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 9):
Also, with my dad going into the hospice a few days before hand, I just didn't feel all that proud.

Sorry to hear that , hope he will be ok .


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17420 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

I have mixed emotions about Pride. As far as the movement goes, it's generally a giant step back in my opinion, but as far as a party goes, it's a pretty good time. I've walked in a few parades, been to a few more prides, and generally speaking it's the same thing you find at the club on a Saturday night, just outdoors and a lot trashier.


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Did Toronto Pride over the weekend. First time down here at one of the largest in the world. Had a good time but other, non-pride related events made for some early nights over the weekend.

Next up is Montréal at the end of July and, depending on my plans, possibly Ottawa's pride in mid-August. I've never had such a 'proud' year but circumstances, largely related to my boyfriend who lives in Toronto are bringing me to these events.

LH423



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User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Pride here in DC was two weekends ago but I was out of town due to a death in the family (my grandmother always had a remarkable timing!). From what I gather though it wasn't a big deal as the city is pretty much a gay capital anyway...

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Chicago Pride was last weekend...Wish I could have been there. Love it when "Taste of Chicago" coincides with Chicago Pride.  bigthumbsup  Not the case this year though.  mad 


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Came back from Toronto Pride..While it is no big deal to be gay Pride is important symbol....There are places gays are fighting for their mere right to exist........

Plus it was a lot of fun...

GS



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User currently offlineMSP7378 From United States of America, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1507 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 11):

Completely agree. I didn't go to the Minneapolis one this year as it really seems to me that it's another excuse to go out and get hammered with friends. Don't get me wrong, I am all for that every now and then, but do we really need a whole weekend designed for it? Maybe other cities offer something different, but in Minneapolis it's the same thing every year. It's nice to see the companies that support us in the park, but even those don't seem to change. Just my opinion.


User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2421 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1491 times:

Happy pride. My friends dragged me out into the street although I was going to stay home lol. I generally have "happy pride" 3-4 times a week though. drunk drunk drunk  champagne  champagne  champagne 

Quoting Charles79 (Reply 13):
Pride here in DC was two weekends ago but I was out of town due to a death in the family (my grandmother always had a remarkable timing!). From what I gather though it wasn't a big deal as the city is pretty much a gay capital anyway...

I find it odd (although I do not know why, maybe I shouldn't) that there are so many gay men in DC. I find it even odder that seemingly half of them don't know or act like they don't know they're gay lol.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19509 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Hey, I'm just an average guy. Got nothing to be proud of... So why all the pride?

User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1447 times:



Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 17):
I find it odd (although I do not know why, maybe I shouldn't) that there are so many gay men in DC.

I think it has to do with the way this area is set up. Percentage-wise DC may be on par with other metro areas in terms of gay population; however, given that the DC metro area is comprised of a tiny city (DC) surrounded by endless suburbs the gay population in the area tends to be concentrated in DC (and the most immediate areas like Rosslyn, Arlington, Alexandria, etc). It also helps that we have several universities on site.

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 17):
I find it even odder that seemingly half of them don't know or act like they don't know they're gay lol.

You mean the ones in Congress?  Wink


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

The first Saturday in August sees Amsterdam's Canal Pride. Its the biggest party of the year and while my partner and I are not devotees of the scene, this is one party we loath to miss. Unfortunately it seems to becoming a victim of its own success and the heterosexuals are beginning to take over. Especially those irritating het-women who seem to think that a gay male friend is a fashion accessory  Yeah sure "You must come and dance with us" *Eff off*

The 30th edition of Roze Zaterdag (Pink Saturday) on 20th June was in my home town of The Hague this year. Unfortunately I had to be in London that weekend. By all accounts it was a blast.



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5049 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

I live "Gay Pride" every day, no need to do the parades anymore.


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