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View Poll Results: would a straight pride parade be considered hateful?
yes 79 48.17%
no 85 51.83%
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Sure didn't seem that way when I was there while in the Navy.

Doubt it has changed since.
The estimate is that 15.4% of San Franciscans are openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Of course, there are probably many who are closeted, but even if you doubled that number, it would still leave a clear majority who are heterosexual.

http://www.law.ucla.edu/williamsinstitute/publications/samesexcouplesandglbpopacs.pdf (broken link)

I lived there for a few years, and found that anywhere outside of the Castro, there wasn't an obvious gay presence.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:45 PM
 
Location: San Josť, CA
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and of course I am not going to join your fantasy that homosexuals self inflicted plight is anything remotely close to that of ones skin color or gender.
One day, you'll look back on your words with disgust, wondering how it is you ever came to think the way you did.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:52 PM
 
Location: San Josť, CA
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Sure didn't seem that way when I was there while in the Navy.

Doubt it has changed since.


Wasn't San Francisco where the AIDS epedemic first ran like widfire in the US ?
New York City was actually the origination city for AIDS in the U.S. Both San Francisco and NYC were hit hard by the epidemic. At the time, you had the Reagan administration hiding information that the CDC wished to put out to protect the public from a blood/sex transferred disease, but some within the Reagan administration projected the popular myth of the time that it was a homosexual / drug user disease and that it was almost deserved. Many, many groups were decimated by the administration's decision not to listen to the CDC - the worst of which being the hemophilia community who were forced to accept tainted blood donations that they had no idea were actually tainted with the virus that would eventually kill 10,000 in their community alone.

I know that's a little off-topic from the OP or your question, but I thought you might be curous and interested - can never have too much information. If you're sincerely interested in the topic, check out the two-part PBS Frontline special called "The Age of AIDS" at pbs.com/frontline
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:55 PM
 
Location: southern california
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for a white boy standing up straight and saying i am somebody is considered hateful.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I don't care if there's a straight pride parade, Lord knows theres many, many places and clubs for straight folks to have thier fun and show pride.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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At this point, it seems silly to continue calling it a psychological disorder when it was removed from the list of psychological disorders about 40 years ago.
yeah lot of things seem silly regarding this issue!
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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just wondering. if someone was to organize a straight pride parade, would people consider it "hateful" or "homophobic?" how about if they held it at the same time there was a gay pride parade. thoughts.
There already is a straight pride parade. Its called Mardi Gras.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:08 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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There already is a straight pride parade. Its called Mardi Gras.
LOL! It's a free for all, I'm from New Orleans. You'd be surprised at what folks would do for some beads
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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just wondering. if someone was to organize a straight pride parade, would people consider it "hateful" or "homophobic?" how about if they held it at the same time there was a gay pride parade. thoughts.
WOULDN'T any parade that was not a GAY parade...be a straight parade????OR am I missing something???

Parade your straight heart out...., but you don't want to traumatize anyone like those poor firemen at that gay parade....
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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what would we be marching for? or proud of? the fact that 50% of our marriages end and that 20% are not happy? or that you have 1 in 5 chance of having a good marriage...



Thank goodness i'm one of the 1 in 5. What would i be marching for, being straight, married for 36 years.
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