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Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:18 pm

I am going to Gay Parade on Halsted St on June 27th Sunday. Who will you be there if anyone is from Chicago or travel to Chicago this weekend? Where and when will you meet at? It would be cool to meet and have talk together. Hope to see you there if it is possible.

Thanks,

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Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:24 pm

if you are going I am turning straight.

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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:35 pm

I am going to Gay Parade on Halsted St on June 27th Sunday.




As a non-homophobic heterosexual, I am entirely against gay pride parades. It's completely contradicting to the gay community, because you guys say you want to be the same and be treated the same, yet you have parades of your own...................I don't see the logic.

Gay parades, if anything, dwindle any image of equality that the gay community has with the straight community.

Ok flame away now, that's what happens most to American conseratives on these boards.  Smile



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Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:48 pm

I agree with what NWA742 has to say, and his reasons. By the way, I'm planning a heterosexual pride parade in downtown Jackson, MS on the 29th. Mr. Bergis is the Grand Marshall.
 
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:31 pm

See, I find it funny how people line the streets in celebration for gay pride parades, yet if I were to run through the streets of Parker screaming "I'm Straight I'm Straight, YAY!!!" I would at best get wierd smirks. At worst I would be condemned as a homophobic extremist.

Ironic, isn't it? So you are gay, hey that's great! Good for you, it's your life, you can do whatever the hell you want. But why the hell have a parade about it? Like NWA said, you wish to be treated like anybody else, yet you parade through the streets?

Where's the logic behind that?
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:40 pm

Funny, there is one in Tel Aviv today too.
 
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Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:51 pm

I'm going ! Yay !

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Funny, there is one in Tel Aviv today too.
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Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:18 pm

"Where's the logic behind that?"

Because everyone loves a good parade.
And no one does a parade better than a bunch of drag queens before brunch.
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:27 pm

"Because everyone loves a good parade. And no one does a parade better than a bunch of drag queens before brunch."

LOL! Thanks for making me laugh first thing in the morning.

I have a brother and a good friend, both of whom are gay. I love them both, I support them, their preference is their business, and makes no difference to me whatsoever. Both of them do not attend any Pride activities, based on the fact they feel they have nothing to prove or seek recognition/acknowledgment about from anyone. I too question the necessity
of pride day parades, but I suppose their are two sides to every issue.
 
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Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:49 pm

i really REALLY hate parades. all sorts of parades, what is the point?

i also really detest the gay pride parade even more. never been, but if i get sick of the queens in the bars, i cant imagine what they are like at this parade. a friend has convinced me to go for a bit here, to the nyc pride parade on sunday. not really looking forward to it, but hopefully i'll be drunk, and make it through--or if i am really lucky, i'll be called into work!

incidentally, here are some rules i found today (love #4)

http://www.thestranger.com/2004-06-24/ex8.html

ADVICE FOR RECENT ARRIVALS
Dos & Don'ts & More Don'ts for Gay Boy Refugees
by Nate Lippens


So you made it out of that backwater town in one piece. Now comes the hard part--acclimating to a new place and living an openly gay life. Soon enough you will discover which bars cater to your distorted physical ideals, that meth is very bad, and that a deep tan is ugly and pre-cancerous--but what about the other stuff? Here's a cheat sheet to save you some time and trouble.

1. You are not a strong black woman. You never will be.

2. I know it was terrible being the fag in your school/small town/own mind, but don't introduce yourself to people with this information. Being gay is, and should be, the least interesting thing about you.

3. If your mother is the greatest woman who ever lived, keep it to yourself. The holiday orphans don't want to hear it. On the flip side, your family will always be a part of you even if you never speak to them again, but try not to spend your life in reaction to them.

4. Rainbow flags, bumper stickers, and wind socks are no different than Green Bay Packers fans painting their faces green and gold: a complete embarrassment. Pride can be as ugly and warping as shame.

5. Gay life can be empty and depressing, but bitching about it outside the confines of a few close friends will get you tagged as bitter. Yes, the gay mainstream is alienating with its cookie-cutter bars, bad dance music, and Queer as Folk. It's enough to make you turn straight. But electroshock doesn't work and Jesus is a sci-fi character.

6. Don't fraternize with people who haven't come out.

7. Your masculinity has most likely been called into question. Anything you do in reaction to it will be a failure. Don't try to prove or disprove anything.

8. There is a difference between being effeminate and being a queen. Being effeminate is just that--being. Being a queen is an affectation. I can't throw a ball, but I don't call anyone "girl," even female children.

9. Avoid she-bonics: referring to each other as Girl, She, and Her. "What's her problem?" That you are an idiot. This includes: Bitchslap, Girlfriend, Shit pussy, Mangina.

10. Don't be a misogynist asshole. Leave the tuna jokes back in your small town with your usage of Jew as a verb. If it weren't for lesbians and feminism, we'd still be sucking cock in truck-stop restrooms. I mean exclusively.

11. I've never been to a bathhouse. No, really. So I can't advise you on it but I do know they are basically a petri dish of STDs. If you are okay with HIV, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, and other STDs, by all means fuck your brains out.

12. Do not have black-and-white photos à la Bruce Weber taken of you and your beloved. And if you must, then don't hang them up as "art" in your home.

13. Don't kiss and tell. Or fuck, suck, rim, or fist and tell. Think of your bedroom like Vegas: What happens there stays there. It will keep you from gossiping, which is the true heart of darkness, and will create a sense of mystery. Besides the cruelty of nicknaming someone Princess Tiny Meat (it would make a wonderful DJ name though), it isn't good karma. And what modestly endowed dude who sucks a mean cock is going to want to go home with you after that?

14. Bros before hos. I learned this the hard way: Do not sleep with a friend's ex-boyfriend. Ever. Even if they say they don't care, they do.

15. You are 200 times more likely to be an alcoholic than your straight counterparts.

16. Beauty fades. Develop some inner resources, otherwise when it goes, those of us with less far to fall will laugh at you. To your aging face.

17. Men, like lotto tickets, should not be had every day. The odds are the same.

18. Romantic friendships will end up being neither.

19. Cultivate friendships with straight men. "But we have nothing in common," you say? Bullshit. You are men. Many straight men are in fact softer and sweeter than their faggoty brothers.

20. Make friends with at least one dyke, you silly faggot. When the shit goes down--for instance your mother dies--fags will drop you in an instant if you aren't fun. Dykes will come to your house with food.

21. Don't make friendships based solely around how outrageous you are. It's a shitty kind of attention.

22. Don't refer to anyone as a fag hag. It's rude. Also don't hang out with fag hags.

23. Don't date people who have scars that are older than you.

24. After all of that, you are still not a strong black woman.
 
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:50 pm

Well, gay pride parades are a celebration of a community. There's no gay "heritage" per se and I think they were a way for the gay community to gain visibility and make a statement. Now they are prevalent throughout the country through the month of June (or September as it is done here in Dallas). I'm gay and I don't necessarily identify with most of the people who are represented in the parade (like leather daddies, etc), but I don't think there's anything wrong with having them EXCEPT when people assume that is what ALL gay people are like.

And no, I am not going to the Chicago parade.
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:34 am

"You are not a strong black woman. You never will be."

ROFL !
So true.
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:40 am

I think this one is the best.............

12. Do not have black-and-white photos à la Bruce Weber taken of you and your beloved. And if you must, then don't hang them up as "art" in your home.


Nice one! Big grin

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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:46 am

VS...that article rocks. I totally relate to #4 as well.

I'm going to SF Pride this weekend...i'm not really all that excited, but its one of my friends last times in CA to do it, and I've never been at all, so I figured I should experience it at least once.

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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:47 am

FINALLY! A list of gay rules that should be handed out along with lavender cards! LOL I try to explain these things to the bitchy flamey types but they just don't get it until it is too late.

Back on topic: Am I going to Chicago Pride? I am proud of me already! The hockey loving, car engine fixing, bicycling, gay me! Why do I need to mill about with alcoholics, drug addicts, and boy looking things that just are there to suck face with other boy looking things and have attitude to everthing else? Besides, I am going out of the country this weekend: The homeland of my heart, Vancouver BC, becons!

GO CANUCKS!!
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Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:25 am

It's ATL pride this weekend too. But, when you've seen one parade.....  Big grin Watch hot men OR make money..... hmmm.  Big grin
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Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:36 am


I'm still a pride virgin- I missed the Detroit pride recently because that Sunday, I woke up still drunk and hungover until about 9 p.m. that night. What a miserable day it was!

VSLover, love the list!

 
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:07 am



Holy sh*ts and burritos.
 
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Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:45 am

For me, any day of the year is a Straight Parade. You see them all the time. Couples holding hands in the park, kissing in the movies, romantic dinners in restaurants.... You see them on TV with TLC (all these Wedding and baby stories), Soap Operas, reality shows...

Basically, everywhere I look, it's straight-land... Unless I'm in the village of course.

It took me a lot of guts in my youth to come out. So the parade is for me a way of saying: "I'm proud of who I am, and I'm glad I'm sharing this with lots of people around me", whether they be gay or not. It's just one huge party, so why not celebrate it?

Hey, Toronto has some-sort of a Caribbean Parade... I don't really know what it is... But why doesn't anyone say: "Ok, why show the world you are from the Caribbean?"
The point is not to show the world. It's just that you are proud of who you are, and you want to share it with other people. Easy as that.


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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:31 am

And yes, I shall be going to London one. Seems like a laff at least.


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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:43 am

What on earth happends at a gay parade?

Lots of gays run around screaming about the fact that they are gay?
People protest about gay rights?
A mass outdoor gang bang?
 
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Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:10 am

Can't make it. Decided I will go to heaven instead.
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:54 am

"As a non-homophobic heterosexual, I am entirely against gay pride parades. It's completely contradicting to the gay community, because you guys say you want to be the same and be treated the same, yet you have parades of your own...................I don't see the logic.
"

Kinda like how the black students would call for "equality and diversity" from their ALL black dorm.
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Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:13 am

Can't make it. Decided I will go to heaven instead.


thats a bummer SleekJet, i'll be so lonely in hell now!  Innocent
 
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:39 am

Kinda like how the black students would call for "equality and diversity" from their ALL black dorm.

And how they get their own goddamned channel...BET. Good point Mav  Smile

I don't get why the gays get their own day, blacks get their own channel/orginizations/scholarships, women get their own channel, but straight, regular men don't get their own thing (other than Spike TV)....something wrong here? Why can't I get a "white american" scholarship? You've gotta be something special to get help in college....

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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:46 am

but straight, regular men don't get their own thing

DeltaGuy,
So any guy that's not white is "not regular"??

Racist.
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:10 am

Geez, JBird, leave the kid alone. Even if he did leave himself wide open for that one.
 
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Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:11 am

You know what I meant..insert "regular WHITE male"...I was implying the usual joe-schmo male white person, and how you or I can't get anything special for being white and male..the point was not to be racist, but to highlight how everyone else gets the props.

You just read into it..thanks for the pointer though. Get off my case dude.

DeltaGuy
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Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:31 am

"So any guy that's not white is "not regular"??"

To everyone who has ever sponsored a multicultural-diversity feel-good circle jerk, this is true.
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Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:41 am

"...regular [straight] men don't get their own [channel] (other than Spike TV)...."

Dude! ESPN! (Not to mention The Weather Channel--have you seen those female meteorologists? Smart and beautiful!) Also, FX is great for a lot of that NASCAR related stuff.

Anyway, I say it's all good if the gay folks want to have their own parade. Just don't get upset with me if I don't show up.

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Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:21 pm

Speed,

Hah, almost forgot.....add Discovery Wings to the list, even though none of em say they're just for men...they are  Big thumbs up

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Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:04 pm

The intention is good, but the results are tragic.

These parades exist because gay men feel that there is strength in numbers, and is a way to say to the rest of the world, "look how many of us there really are".

Great. So there are lot more gay people than most people might guess. So what?

This large (and public) number of gay people miss the opportunity to show the world the positive things that might really exist within that community.

I'm surprised that the HRC buys into this, and doesn't strive to establish better ways of raising their own profile.

It takes more than assembling a large group of people to advance a cause.
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Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:31 am

hey BIG777!

are you wasted?

see point #15 in post 10.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:39 am

I think this image is appropriate for this thread.

http://www.unclephilly.com/images/werd.swf
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Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:51 am

I don't like to go anywhere where I can't take my children, and the extremely outrageous behaviour exhibited at the "gay pride" parades are not what I would call general family fare.

Gay pride parades are more about sex than lifestyle. They tend to highlight extreme sexual acts rather than promote equality or acceptance of alternate liftstyles.

No...I won't be attending any Gay Pride parades. I'll wait for the "Gay Humility" parade.
 
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Huh?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:57 am

VSLover-

I am not an alcholic. I don't drink a lot. What's matter with your mind making it up or wrong idea? How do you know someone who drinks too much? It's impossible!

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Sun Jun 27, 2004 1:12 am

Hi everyone.

I only have two problems with Gay Pride parades.

1), The traffic jams they create. If you want to celebrate your sexuality with thousands of other gay people ........ why not just have a huge gathering in a large public park where the only traffic you'll be upseting is that of Canadian Geese.

2), When ever I see footage of a Gay Pride parade on the evening news, I naturally scan the crowd for Lesbians, in search for some hot looking women, but they are ALWAYS so dam UGLY! Even FUGLY! Why is that?



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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:12 am

This large (and public) number of gay people miss the opportunity to show the world the positive things that might really exist within that community.

Agreed.

In fact, I'd say they take it one step further: highlight the odd/negative.



I'm [not] sorry: but I don't feel the slightest iota of "pride" in being associated with 60yr-olds marching in leather thongs, people who perform sex acts in public, or people who'd force their practices/beliefs on private homes & businesses in the name of progressiveness.

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Sun Jun 27, 2004 7:07 am

EclipseFlight7 and DeltaGuy

Whahaha, what a pictures. I laughed and laughed haha!!! When I think of gay parades (we have also one in Amsterdam), I think of men wearing pink thongs while dancing on a boat! (The view you see in Amsterdam) That is just sick!

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Sun Jun 27, 2004 8:45 pm

Is this dude gonna be there?
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Sun Jun 27, 2004 8:52 pm

They had one of those here in Anchorage yesterday also.

I however made the choice not to go to it, instead I went to the "Arctic Thunder" Airshow and open house on Elemendorf AFB, which this year featured the Blue Angels.

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Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:57 pm

The Chicago Parade is always a big one!

According to the news last night Toronto had the annual Lesbian Pride Day Parade also known as the Dyke Pride Parade day Saturday.

Today in Toronto they are having the Gay Parade! Of all days Sunday...... I personally could care less if a person is gay or a lesbian. I don't judge people by their sexual preference but I really don't think the parade thing is necessary!! After all like most of us have already said..... who wants to see a bunch of males/females in thongs, performing sexual acts on the street!

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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:52 pm

The Gay pride parades do not exist for straight men to bitch and moan about how the parades diminish the standing of gay people, nor do they exist for those in the gay community who live in major gay-friendly cities and work for gay-supportive firms, and who have supportive friends and families.

The parades are still a major way for those who are just coming out and those who live in god-awful exurban and rural communities to feel like they are not alone and are part of a larger community - and to have some fun in an open setting that is not a dank, smoky bar.

Give these people some slack.
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Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:18 am

I would think pride parades would be a good place to look for a mate if you liked bugs. I hear there's a lot of "bug" chasers hanging out there.
 
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:31 am

The parades are still a major way for those who are just coming out and those who live in god-awful exurban and rural communities to feel like they are not alone and are part of a larger community - and to have some fun in an open setting that is not a dank, smoky bar.

They are also an increasingly fun way for str8 people to join in what is really a huge street party. Most attendees at the Toronto gay pride parade are straight.


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Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:41 am

Most attendees at the Toronto gay pride parade are straight.

I am beginning to wonder if soon the only gays at the TO Pride are on the floats...my goodness yesterday it was almost all str8 couples and even quite a few families with children. But to me that is the best sign of increasing acceptance...even better when Pride is cancelled due to lack of interest but for now you might as well join in the fun  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:46 am

my goodness yesterday it was almost all str8 couples and even quite a few families with children. But to me that is the best sign of increasing acceptance...even better when Pride is cancelled due to lack of interest but for now you might as well join in the fun

I agree. Being gay is uncontroversial now, it's almost boring. No one (well no one reasonable) would feel threatened by a gay parade, so why not join in?

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Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:52 am

Yeah, but in Canada overall, Canadians are just more accepting and open, so I can see why it's not as big as it used to be. On the other hand, here in ATL Pride was a washout(rain). And I don't think we had the crowd we usually do.
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Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:56 am

Let me break it down to a concept that even most of you could understand.

364 days a year homosexuals scream about how they are just like everyone else and should be treated as such.

One day a year they celebrate that they are different than everyone else, and do it in such a flamboyant manner that makes people question if they really are the same.

Basically, that one gay pride day a year, turns off much of the population to any sort of homosexual issues. You can have pride and self-acceptance in who you are, but if you really had pride you wouldn't need to rub it in everyones face that you do.
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RE: Who Is Going To Chicago Gay Parade This Weekend?

Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:04 am

See, Jcs doesn't have any problem with black parades, schools parades, college parades, university parades, marching bands, Scout marches or Disney parades.

But when a bunch of people - who happen to fancy their own sex - get together and have a good time, he's all up in arms about it.

Isn't hypocrisy great?
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