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View Poll Results: would a straight pride parade be considered hateful?
yes 79 48.17%
no 85 51.83%
Voters: 164. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-12-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Good point. If we're proud to be straight, then why not have Straight Parades?
Generally, most people don't feel there's a need for straight parades, but I would support them.
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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Not hateful.

Just redundant and unnecessary.

Same with any similar activities connected to white pride.
Yes ... I could see the gay pride deal being the same as the white pride deal ...
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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i cant beleive close to 43% beleive a straight pride would be hateful or homophobic!!!

thats ridiculous. then gay pride parades are hateful and heterophobic?

wow i cant beleive how people think sometimes.
I can't believe you post the current statistics of your "poll" so often in the thread. We get it: You neither understand the rationale behind gay pride parades to begin with nor do you approve of the idea of them. At least, that's what both The tone of your posts and the frequency of constantly making posts like this one would indicate.
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Oh, you mean it's not straight pride day everyday? Why would they need to march? Everywhere I go, it's like a "straight pride" parade: Movie Theaters, Shopping Malls, Amusement Parks, and on and on and on.

If we LGBT's had equal rights, we wouldn't have the NEED to march. Give us our rights and we'll stop marching.
You lgbts have the right to march, what more do you want?
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I see by a couple of the expected responses that if you have pride in the very normal life of a heterosexual you must actually be a homosexual hiding in the closet. You know that is as ignorant as saying everyone that participates in a gay pride parade is actually a heterosexual that is afraid to claim their heterosexuality?

One thing this thread has proved is all those "tolerant" screamers have no tolerance for anyone but themselves. Maybe we need some government grants to study this heterophobia and lack of tolerance and force these gays to take heterosexual diversity training classes.
The majority of my life has been a heterosexual diversity training class. I know much more straight people than I do gay people. If anything more heterosexuals need a crash course in what it's like to be gay. They can't have it easy and live in more tolerant cities, they need to come live in places like Utah, Arkansas, Mississippi, etc.

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So very true!! Out of all the pride parades I have ever been to, NYC, Dallas & Houston when you watch it on the news, the media seems to only show the most shocking aspects of it (drag queens, leather studs, naked men/women, or anything else that has "shock" value). When the media starts showing the other aspects of it (gay police/firemen, gay doctors, gay soldiers, gay teachers) or any other positive type people, I think the general populations views on GLBT will change drastically. Until then people are going to see us as what the media portrays us as ....FREAKS!
I think once more people start to know more gay and lesbian people personally, they will become more accepting. Seeing us on tv is one thing but actually saying, "Yeah I work with someone who is..." or "My niece/nephew/daughter/son/cousin/etc is...." and things of that nature.

Once they see we're just so and so who happens to be gay rather than so and so that LESBIAN or that GAY GUY...it changes things.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Because straight people are not ostracized and discriminated against in any way, it would be a pretty ridiculous thing to do. It would definitely come off as homophobic, and I guarantee you that the only people who would participate would be homophobes or closeted homosexuals.

Just like there can't be a white pride parade or a penis pride parade.


Keep in mind, I'm a heterosexual white male...
And brain washed to feel guilty about it, I see.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: New York / Connecticut
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Being gay, I don't see a problem if there was straight pride parades. As long as they were not turned into religious parades condemning being gay. :]
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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Only pathetic losers make parades to celebrate their sexual orientation.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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I wouldn't think so, but then again, I've never heard of anyone being proud to be straight.
I am proud to be straight until divorce time rolls around every so often...it would then be kinda nice to be gay because I would kick the everloving hell out of him and keep my stuff....Can't do that with a woman,you just gotta pack your stuff and move some other guy out of HIS nest and start the cycle all over again....The pressure of being a hetero male ain't for sissies
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:05 PM
 
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Sorry, but holding a march simply because others with different views are having marches is a really ridiculous and childish reason. Furthermore, you'd not be fighting for anything, no one is trying to deny your right to marry.

But yes, go ahead, it is your right, if you want to be a petty person.
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