If I was a gay person, I’d hate for businesses to make a spectacle out of my sexuality for a whole month.
@RepostSniper, as a gay person we agree as far as monetizing from us for a whole month. There is a line between supporting and then supporting to make money.
@RepostSniper, thank you for being offended for me
@RepostSniper, whenever I see it during June I get EXTREMELY annoyed... until I see something that actually looks cool....
@Basil Fawlty, when you claim a whole month for yourselves and have naked people dancing in your parades, which contradicts your whole ‘equality’ movement, it makes sense to monetize you.
@Child Slapper, Pride month began in June 1969 (nice) when the Stonewall Riots against police discrimination against the lgbt community in New York started. That's when the first marches for equal rights were held. The same sort of marches the Civil rights had. Pride month is to commemorate that historic moment for us and to keep advocating for gay and trans rights around the world, of which many countries still kill people and jail people simply because they love the same sex etc. And pride has become an event where many people, typically closeted or not completely out, are able to be themselves and be safe because at home they cant and are afraid. Many of us are, even of we are out. So these parades are a time for all of us to be together safely. And sure it can be over sexualized but saying that minimizes the rest of the parade and month and its meaning. And hey we never asked for companies to monetize us. And also by your logic, companies should make money in black history month.
@Child Slapper, I'm not mad or anything I'm just trying to help you realize your statement is not quite accurate and maybe a little stereotypical to say. I myself never knew all this about Pride month for a long time. And I'm part of the community. But now I know. There is for sure always gonna be some negative aspects to activism, but that should never let anyone think that's what the movement is about. In this case the profiting and naked people dancing (and when our sexuality has been suppressed for generations sometimes it comes out in bursts, but yes it can be a lot but I dont think that in itself contradicts the equality movement, maybe hinders it in the eyes of some).
@Basil Fawlty, I think that Martin Luther King Jr. would keel over at the black movement of today. As a black person, yes. Companies have been making a profit for years, as they should.
And I’ve been to pride parades. I’m not being stereotypical; it’s a bastion of sexual disgracefulness. And now the pride community is embracing children and strip clubs. Disgusting. My mother was an active member of the pride community for years, but when they started targeting the children she quit being a part of it. And you can’t act like it’s a small portion just acting out. The community at large is supporting this stuff.
Modern problems require modern solutions... or some crap like that
Having pride in yourself is important but holy sh!t is this month long spectacle annoying
@Scottles, it’s incredibly annoying. I don’t understand why it has to be shoved in our faces
@Rowsdower, I got it back in the day, but not these days
@Rowsdower, my dad made the mistake of saying he hates when it gets “shoved down our throats” to his coworker. Set himself up
@Rowsdower, ooo, u had me at 'shoved in our faces'
@dj evolve fan club, right? Crazy huh?
@Scottles, agreed. A week leading up to the parade is fine. But a month is over kill
At least they tried
Just ask fųck. Apparently the knows.