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OMG: Pride isn't doing any gay/lesbian a favor. As a lesbian I am afraid people will box me into the same category as the over zealous pride goers. I'm not trying to put it in anyone's face and can see why people hate pride week. If only we were better represented..

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  1. Seriously, go fuck yourself.

    Pride and the realization of a greater community is a big part of the reason why you can comfortably say you're a lesbian now. Sure, Pride has its problems, but it doesn't mean that it is not important. Until one can comfortably say that they're gay and it not be a problem at all, we need Pride to exist. We need it to show the strength of the LGBT community, and that there are thousands of us out there who are happy and have support.

    If you're 'afraid' of people judging you to be a part of the 'over zealous pride goers' and want to be a people pleasing dyke for the rest of your life that, then that's your prerogative. But if you can't see that like with any other community that there are good and bad people within it and that our growing presence serves a purpose, you have a lot of growing up to do.

    Happy Pride bitch.

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    1. I don't give a shit whether you're gay, straight, or whatever, but I would much rather hang out with OP than you.

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    2. I agree with OP here. Why is it that pride goers see the need to act the way they do? They sure as hell aren't doing anything positive in the eyes of the masses. People will continue to hate on the LGBT community because of "over zealous" pride goers. Pride does not accurately represent the LGBT community in any sense. Honestly makes us look worse. And don't say who cares what the masses think; we all fucking do.

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    3. +1 to 1 too

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    4. +1 to 1 as well...

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    5. OP seems chill, you seem like a femanazi bitch

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    6. This comment seems disproportionate to the original post.

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    7. +1 to 1

      And by +1 I mean go fuck yourself you bitter queen.

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    8. -1000000. 1 is a fuck tard

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    9. I think 1's point was that while now it may seem over the top, pride festivals were a big part of why it's acceptable for gays/lesbians to come out today. Where in the past they would have to hide in shame.

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    10. Thanks for saying it #1. If pride ain't your thing, OP and others, because you aren't big party people, cool! Power to you. No big deal. You don't have to like it. But if you [OP and OP-agreeing people] knock it because it offends delicate straight people who want to plug their ears and can only be "tolerant" if they are totally unaware that people around them are at all different from them... maybe you're not as comfortable with your sexuality as you think you are.

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  2. I don't assume any LGBT person I meet is the "Pride-type". I think it only looks "worse" to ignorant people and those are the ones who already have something against the LGBT community. I think you should be mad about how poorly educated people still are about sexuality and gender issues, and not blame it on an outlet that a lot of people clearly identify with.

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  3. http://i.imgur.com/Kxe8Tpx.jpg

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    1. LMAO!! *Dying*

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    2. Haha, interesting point

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    3. 10/10 would upvote

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  4. You don't wanna be lumped in with all the fags eh?

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  5. Honestly, this thread is making me dislike the LGBT community more.

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    1. See comment 6. How can you hate an entire community of people with a different sexual orientation? You are aware that people of the same race are all different too right?

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  6. its almost like gays have differing opinions..

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  7. I only read about this, but now I see it happening in this thread too. Take a look at number 2 and 1 on this list:

    http://www.cracked.com/article_21129_5-shocking-ways-society-still-doesnt-understand-gay-people_p2.html

    The idea that gay people are afraid to admit whenever they have a problem, even within their own community, because of being terrified of not putting up a united front and being afraid that if they show perceived weakness, others will treat it as even more of a slippery slope argument, hadn't even occurred to me before. Now I see what the author meant, after reading 1's response.

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  8. Lack of understanding, awareness and education WOULD make it a turn-off to someone. Learn and liberate yourself from your sheltered life.

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  9. I think this is a reasonable sentiment from OP and merits some discussion.

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  10. Look, shit like PRIDE and all that are not helping anything. The only people who are positively affected/influenced by it are the type of people who ALREADY support the LGBT community. It only serves to irritate people who aren't supportive. This is not the way I wish to be represented as a gay man, and some of you commentors need to lay off of OP for having a valid opinion.

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    1. +1000000000

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    2. So you'd rather keep your head down and appease those who don't like the LGBT?

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  11. ellen degeneres for homosexual emperor

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  12. As a lesbian, I love pride week. It's a break from having to hide my sexual orientation for fear of being judged.

    There will always be people who will disagree with pride week, but I doubt they have ever attended one. If they did, they would realize how great the diversity and representation that we do have. If they did, they would see that not every pride-goer is overzealous. Everyone is just happy.

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  13. Maybe pride can be a bit more legit in my eyes when it's not a bunch of people wearing skimpy scraps and showing off their bodies. How vain and narcissistic.

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  14. I wonder how many have been to a pride parade recently such as the big one in Toronto, you should go and get an updated view of how things are. Last year I noticed almost if no nudity on males or females, there were skimpy outfits but so there is in the caribana parade as well and I think as they theme of the parade became more family friendly and the messaging of being inclusive they have changed the tone from shock to just having a nice happy event.

    3-4 years ago I did see some full on nudity, a small group in the parade had their privates hanging out and no one wants to see that and I think they get it now. Heterosexuals don't parade naked either.

    I think the bigger issue is what is the meaning of pride week and pride parade when many people right here can't dare be found out at work or management will find a way to fire them, co-workers will stop associating, bullying in schools, colleges, universities all continues, gay are treated differently even by otherwise nice people, all that still going on makes me wonder if things have really gotten better.

    What good is gay marriage when the average person can't be accepted at work or school because they are gay?

    All depends on where you work and in what industry of course but it's not all accepting environment everywhere, I think there is too much talk about accepting but here in the real world as the song goes....there isn't a lot of accepting.

    As for the clothing worn in the parade, go to the parade and have a look, it's come a long way.

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  15. Every community has "those people". Just like the frothing bug eyed delusionists who honestly think FFXIII is good. So basically what I'm saying is FFXIII is trash

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  16. Yea..... Because absolutely no other community in the world gets together once a year and goes all out in ways they normally wouldn't... Have you never watched any kind of festival EVER on TV where people dress up, go crazy, and have a good time together?

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    1. For real! OP why do you hate fun?

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