I’m pretty sure it’s a month. Let us have our month! One week can’t be gay enough
@InsaneWolf, I am of the same opinion as blacks having their month. It doesn't make sense to only give you guys a month, when you should just be acknowledged and/or respected the whole year. I wouldn't want a Hispanics Month, or something like that. Just doesn't make sense to stuff all this into one month.
@InsaneWolf, be a woman and take 3-7 days every month
Where I'm from it's a whole month of pride. Taste the rainbow baby!
@Murderous Milkman, I'm fairly certain all of June is Pride around the world at this point. At least for us lgbt folk
We certainly wont let anyone forget until June is gone and past
@Basil Fawlty, My discoed servers were bombarded with deep fried style memes of “you are not allowed to be straight in the month of June” and people are changing our name colors to rainbows so...yea they definitely won’t let it slip past you.
@Murderous Milkman, tastes salty
@Basil Fawlty, I understand taking pride in what you are, but I can't stand the people who treat it like a month long Marti gras. Also, pride does not have a meaning solely based around lgbt, for clarity it is better to specify what form of pride you mean when using that term. Black pride is a term, as is white pride, there is inferred to be straight pride, though those last two are considered racist and homo/trans phobic, respectively. Though it does seem strange that certain people being proud of who they are is ok, but for others it's not.
Sorry for the rant, it's not meant to be targeted at you but at the nonspecific language that leads to a subversion of words for use by a single group, whether intentional or not. It is unfortunate that we have lost words because of people bigoted towards lgbt, but it would be a travesty if the English language lost the word meaning "to have a feeling of being proud of something" because it's common use definition became lgbt based
@Murderous Milkman, please specify what form of pride you mean, pride is an noun, like seat. It tells you something about it without going into detail. You must provide unambiguous context to make it complete.
@TheRatMan, I dislike people who say that statement non jokingly, I've only met one, but that's more than I would like to have. I wish people didn't parade around about their sexuality, it's really unimportant unless one is attempting courtship or mating. Can't we all just lead our everyday lives as ourselves without making a big statement about a characteristic that hardly matters anymore.
Once again, sorry for the rant. It's just that I'm tired of hearing about this subject constantly most of my life, I just moved out of the San Francisco Bay area last year, and stories about lgbt subjects still show up in my news feed, even when I tell them I have no interest in it. It's almost as if living down the street from a gay bar since you were born makes you gay as far as Google is concerned
@Jakobian, the best way I understand it is, either you have privilege, or you have pride. Pride implies that at some point you were supposed to feel shame for being gay/black/women etc
@mattswife, I've been made to feel shame for being white, and for being male. Middle school really was a horrible time for me
@mattswife, Everyone has been marginalized for something at some point in time. So when you decide to play a game of group identity-needed to attribute privilege or pride to a group-you turn people against each other. And everyone believes they are marginalized, because they are. But that's not what's important about you.
@Jakobian, that's crappy, and I'm sorry. I just meant it in the overall scheme of things, not on a personal level. Bullies will use anything
@Uranusisbig, wow. Big assumption there! That's the kind of attitude that "turns people against each other". Historically, it's been *white *men who've colonized and oppressed others, thus, they are most favorable for privilege. And being gay was officially a mental illness until way too recently. This isn't "pin the tail on the marginalized". It's about respecting what other feel
@mattswife, You are wrong about the white men and history. You are already playing the game by assuming all white men are the same and enjoy privilege. What makes you think that a person's skin color should be the defining characteristic? Is it racism?
@mattswife, want to learn about history? I'm from Mexico and my people were enslaved by the Spanish for 300 years. Before that, the natives sold and held slaves captured from different tribes. I wasn't brainwashed to blame skin color or a race for our misfortunes. I learned all humans are the same, with a capacity to do both good and evil. Those with feelings of "Compassion" and "respect"are the first ones to ignore their own capacity for evil.
@mattswife, You seem primarily motivated by hatred towards those you perceive as oppressors. Ask yourself if you truly pity the "oppressed" or if you only wish for the position of those who oppress you
@Jakobian, sorry I never got s notification for this until I checked activity now. I only meant pride in the context of June. Otherwise you are right and for the most part we try not to associate the word pride with only lgbt folk. I also can understand the Mardi gras thing. At times I do feel it is a bit much but ultimately it's sometimes the only occasion anyone can be themselves and celebrate when they cant at home so if it means a month of Mardi gras sort of stuff or a week of it then what's the harm. But I dont think that's really our main concern and we have pride not just for us in countries where we can celebrate but also countries where people arent allowed to and will be killed for it (which is a vast majority of the countries btw). Overall I agree it can be a bit excessive outside of pride parades but tbh I barely notice it. A bigger issue is corporate monetization during this month and then fvcking off and forgetting right after or ppl just trying to make money off it all
June is Chick-fil-A month.
A whole month of fvcking and sucking!
@Uranusisbig, some people don't seem to understand that being gay involves a lot of ass fvcking and sucking.
No homo week?....
We have a supermarket chain called Sainsbury's.
This year, their 150th, the say they support gays. They have the pride flag out and everything.
Now, to suddenly advertise this for the pink pound, it must be seen as a new idea, rather than it imply they have always tolerated gays. So, it's fair to assume they hated gays for the last 149 years. Makes me smile thinking about this contravertial shjt.