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User currently offlinemt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6609 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2360 times:
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Hello Boys and Girls,

Its June and there is no "Happy Pride" Thread yet.

Are you guys partaking in he celebrations (or already have) this year?


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User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

I need to add these events to my travel info website...

Since these celebration/parades are large-scale (Houston is expecting 300,000 this weekend), is there a list of the largest pride events in the U.S.?



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User currently offlinemt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6609 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
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Quoting homer71 (Reply 1):
Since these celebration/parades are large-scale (Houston is expecting 300,000 this weekend), is there a list of the largest pride events in the U.S.?

I am sure that there is one somewhere. Chicago's was 750,000 last year.



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

San Francisco is this weekend. This city goes wild and all-out.

User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Quoting mt99 (Thread starter):
Are you guys partaking in he celebrations (or already have) this year?

Wasn't in the mood for it this year (plus the hubby had to work that weekend) so I missed out on the DC Pride 2012 that, by all news reports, was a big success with a very mixed crowd. I do plan to attend the one here at my agency - more of an "observance" ceremony than a pride event but still a nice gesture to see that we are acknowledged by our leadership.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 3):
San Francisco is this weekend. This city goes wild and all-out.

I bet. I attended the one in the German city of Köln (Cologne/CGN) last year and the atmosphere there reminded me a lot of San Francisco - just tons of people who wanted to have a good time.


User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3681 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Quoting homer71 (Reply 1):
Houston is expecting 300,000 this weekend

Houston was the first and so far only nighttime parade. Have any other cities done a nighttime one?



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19948 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 3):
San Francisco is this weekend. This city goes wild and all-out.

OMG yes it does. Back when I was young, single, buff, and horny, I went to NYC Pride, which is similar to SF Pride. Trouble is that it winds up being a huge crowd of people standing packed together in the street in the hot sun. You can barely turn around, let alone move anywhere. Other than the parade, it's just a huge street fair/meat market. And with the street that jam-packed with people, it's a stampede with fatalities (a-la Love Parade) just waiting to happen.

I'd rather be at the beach with my hubby and our dogs than wasting my time in a fustercluck like that.

Yeah, I'm a kermudgeon.


User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3681 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
I'd rather be at the beach with my hubby and our dogs than wasting my time in a fustercluck like that.

I'm with you. I haven't been to Houston's in years and I can literally walk to it each year. It's just too hot , even for a night time parade and it's jammed packed with lesbians. Somehow the lesbians of Houston, other than our mayor, come out of the tool shed and act like frat boys!!!!



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User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

NYC is this weekend. Last year was absolutely insane as only a few days before, NY passed the same sex marriage bill. I have never seen so much joy in the faces of those marching and those watching. It's going to be hard to beat LOL!

This year I didn't attend the Long Island one and won't be able to make the NYC one, but I'll be having my own little "pride" when I head over to Fire Island for a few nights for my birthday.



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User currently onlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9412 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 5):
Houston was the first and so far only nighttime parade. Have any other cities done a nighttime one?

Providence, Rhode Island is at night. it's amazingly fun.

Quoting mt99 (Thread starter):
Are you guys partaking in he celebrations (or already have) this year?

yes. looking forward to joining many republican congressmen behind dumpsters.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19948 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Quoting stlgph (Reply 9):
yes. looking forward to joining many republican congressmen behind dumpsters.

Just remember, if you hook with Marco Rubio, don't go public about it until AFTER he gets the nomination.   


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

pride holiday in my hometown was last weekend ... avoided it

went to water park, amusement park, & zoo

alcohol, drugs, & sex not my thing



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11720 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Drunken twinks telling me how fat I am, overpriced drinks, and massive crowds. What are we supposed to be proud of again?


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19948 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 11):
alcohol, drugs, & sex not my thing

Very much mine. OK, maybe not item (2) so much, but otherwise, fun times.

Just... Pride is a poor way to accomplish any of those.


User currently offlineAirCanada787 From Canada, joined Nov 2010, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

I just flew back home this afternoon. I spent the last eight days in San Francisco with my partner and two of our close friends who are also a couple. We rented an apartment near Castro and Market and had a great time not just doing pride things but exploring the city in general. Coming from a much smaller city SF Pride was a great time. Of course people complain about the drugs and over drinking which are common. But for me I don't do drugs and despite being bartender I don't personally drink that much and never had more than two drinks a night during the entire week, but I still had a lot of fun going out, socializing, meeting people and dancing.

Our own city has Pride in July (because so many people from here travel to go to Pride in other cities, often Toronto) so years ago the Pride committee here decided to move our celebration to July in-order to get better attendance levels.



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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 961 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

Helsinki Pride this week, the beginning looks pretty official: opened by the Minister of Culture and Sports, the Mayor of Helsinki declared the "Pride Peace". I will check out some cultural events, a couple of beers later this week.

Quoting September11 (Reply 11):
alcohol, drugs, & sex
Quoting seb146 (Reply 12):
Drunken twinks telling me how fat I am, overpriced drinks, and massive crowds.

More peaceful here, except the alcohol part but that happens every weekend... To avoid the twinks I'll go the "Stroke" club on Friday, can't get in if you are under 24y old  


User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3036 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
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Happy Pride everyone!!! Hope y'all have a fun filled month with the perfect weather and all.

Has anyone been to Pride in Sao Paulo? Heard that one's huge.



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User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3681 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 16):
Has anyone been to Pride in Sao Paulo? Heard that one's huge.

Bigger than Sydney's?



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User currently offlineclemsonaj From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
I'd rather be at the beach with my hubby and our dogs than wasting my time in a fustercluck like that.

Count me in that group. The hubby and I have considered driving down to Charleston for their celebration next month. But it's quite a bit more tame and small scale.


User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3184 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 16):
Heard that one's huge.

Is that what she (or in this case, he) said?     

Happy (belated) pride month to all of you.



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User currently offlinebrj From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Will send Happy Pride in October, when we celebrate ours in Atlanta.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5758 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Haven't ever been to any of the Pride parades here, and last Saturday's one here went well, as they usually do, apparently. Just not interested, although if I was in the city at the time I would go out of my way to have a look and take some pics.

Over the years I've accidentally found myself in a number of cities where Pride marches were taking place and they were usually good fun, although they weren't without their negative aspects. One in Manchester over a decade ago I remember purely for the massive gold-foil covered penises on a float. All I could do was roll my eyes to heaven and wonder what parents of kids watching would think. It was 3pm on a Saturday afternoon.

Another one in Paris I remember for the sauna float. There were guys in shorts in a huge bath throwing buckets of water at the crowds, which didn't go down to well with the elderly straight couple beside us who got drenched as it passed.

And in a Sydney Mardi Gras I remember a float for a S&M bar with a guy in a sling, wearing just a harness, with another guy mimicking what one usually does to someone in that situation.

Quoting September11 (Reply 11):
alcohol, drugs, & sex not my thing

I would have no objection to any or all of the above, but there's a time and place for everything. Again in Sydney, I was walking around one Saturday afternoon when preparations were being made for the parade later that day. I was crossing the road behind three builders and one mentioned Mardi Gras. One of the others replied "They're all f*****-up on drugs and full of Aids mate".

You'd wonder if we're progressing at all . . .


User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7563 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

now yis all got something to celebrate now that Anderson Cooper has officially outed himself. Should make a number of posters here happy!

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19948 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Girl, that was totally not news. I have friends who've gotten up on him.

User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11720 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 22):
now yis all got something to celebrate now that Anderson Cooper has officially outed himself. Should make a number of posters here happy!

I thought she came out two or three years ago, so I don't understand why this is a big deal.



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25 DocLightning : Nope. Been an "open secret."
26 kiwirob : A lot of the queens here have been pretty hard on him for not being out, so I thought many of you would rejoice and dance for joy in the streets! Now
27 bjorn14 : I'm waiting for Obama to come out of the closet.
28 flipdewaf : You after a bit? Fred
29 bjorn14 : Nah, I'm not man enough. Larry Sinclair and the boys at Man's Country in Chicago already had him.
30 Fly777s : Birmingham rang in our Pride just a few weeks ago... Over-all it was the same as the previous two pride's I've attended... Same entertainment venues..
31 mt99 : Is that where you met them?
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