*Warning! CUSSING! RANT!*
Do not proceed if you can’t handle what I’m about to say. Also, another warning, THIS IS LONG!
I am pissed off. Why? Because gay people already have a hard enough time busting through stereotypes… and then you have the gay pride parade and you see women in pasties and thongs, and men in nut-hugging speedos. If I can see the wrinkles on your genitalia, you need to cover them up!!
Anyway, we attended the PRIDE parade this year, for the third year in a row, and had a blast. Of course, we brought our kids so they could see other families with two moms (or two dads), and they love rainbows, so they had so much fun!
We met up with some of our best friends, and all just had a nice time. My girlfriend and I don’t smoke, or drink, so it was nice clean fun. However, we were walking around and Margaret Cho was on stage. I didn’t know who she was, so we stopped to listen. Mind you, we had our kids with us, so we were kind of just testing the waters to see if it was appropriate. Pride advertises as being family-friendly, so there was really no reason to think otherwise but I know how some comedians are.
Anyway, the language was disgusting and vulgar, so we quickly moved on. They were also smoking weed on stage, and in the crowd, so we ended up leaving early to get away from it all. On our way out, we saw women in pasties and thongs… and men in speedos. Disgusting. Here we were, with our family, at a “family-friendly” event, fully clothed, and having to see this crap. Really? There are already so many people out there saying “gays are perverted” and “it’s all about sex”… there you go proving them “right”.
Some very nice (fully clothed) woman took this fun picture of our family, with our friend Barb (and her dog).
Today, we marched in the parade with some friends.
A local news station posted a photo from Pride on Facebook. I commented, letting them know how awesome it was of them to have coverage of the parade! The first comment on that picture? Well, see for yourself. Asking for a “C130″. Another, calling it “an abomination” and saying “this is why our country is in the toilet” (sound familiar? Read my letter to the anti-gay Home Depot employee that said the same thing!).click to enlarge