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Is This What Gay Pride Is Really All About


Is this what all the fuss is all about?
Is this what all the fuss is all about?

Does the picture above represent what gay pride is all about, or what gays, lesbians and their heterosexual supporters have been fighting for?  Is this all there is to the struggle that has been fought  for  so long and so hard and that has cost people their freedom, their blood and their lives?   If it is not then why do the organisers of this parade allow these people to behave in this manner during what is called a gay pride parade and if the parade belongs to these exhibitionists then why do those who find this type of behavior offensive say so publicly  and have their own parade? This type of behavior certainly raises and eyebrow and grabs a headline or two, but I think it also makes a mockery and a joke out of the freedom of speech and expression argument and does not further any of the more serious issues, like the right to adopt children for gays and lesbians around the world.  I just think that it is a shame that the entire gay and lesbian movement’s chance to promote their fight  for equality under the law has to be sabotaged every year all over the world, because a  few exhibitionist can’t keep their clothes on for a good cause.

Is this what all the fuss is about?

Is this what all the fuss is about?

I must say that the way some gays and lesbians chose to celebrate their freedom of expression during the gay pride celebrations  in Montreal this year left me wondering what all the fuss was about, if all there was to their sense of pride was stripping down and giving a X-rated performance at what is billed as a family event.  I have gay and lesbian friends and I was ashamed for them.   This to me is behavior that would not be tolerated by the police, or the city if these idiots were not gay.  Call me a prude, but to me this is not appropriate behavior or how one should conduct themselves in public no matter what their sexual preference is.  It is quite clear to see that there are children in the crowd and this obvious, “I do not give a crap about who is in the crowd, or who might find this type of public display offensive”, might just be part of the feeling that turns people off about gays and lesbians and things like their right to adopt children.

Life is not fair and often the innocent get caught up in the same net as the guilty.  What is the meaning of this sign,  I do not get it; its intention eludes me.  It is exactly this type of behavior that makes some heterosexuals and all anti gay people feel uneasy and take all gays even if wrongfully so, for a bunch of irresponsible, grownups, inflicted with the Peter Pan Syndrome,  (Children who refuse to grow up); more concerned with their sexual organs and choice of sexual preference than with anything else.  Why would I want to put my life on the line, or job on the line for that matter for a bunch of exhibitionist that do not respect the law, their fellow citizens and even the fact that little children could be viewing their nakedness in the crowd?

1176293_10151837518045148_1259915886_nThis sign I did understand and wondered why it was such a big a deal as to how a person decides to utilize their privacy when it comes to their sexual preference.  Funny thing about my sexual preference I neither feel the need to wear it on my sleeve for all to see, nor do I feel the need to make sure it is hidden from view, but I think that either way it is my choice and why I choose to do so my personal business.  I think a person’s sexual preference is a private matter to be shared with whom they see fit,  as are the details of what happens in their bedroom. I also feel that no matter the reason a cause such as gay pride does not have the right to imply that coming out of the closet, or not sharing your sexual preferences with everyone in the office, somehow makes one a traitor to all those who are in the gay rights movement.  So I guess you could say that I do not like this sign either, or what it implies.  Right now I have no reason to go to the gay pride parade, even though I do believe that gays and lesbians should be treated equally by law all over the world, because I do not wish to be misunderstood as  supporting any of the garbage.

Just what are our politicians supporting?

Just what are our politicians supporting?

Just what are Pauline Marois, Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair and Bob Rae just to name a few politicians and celebrities that came out to gay pride parades all over the country, saying that they are in support of?   I do not think that they are in support of public nudity especially where children are present? The fact that this type of behavior keeps occurring  year after year, they would have to wonder if giving  people who engage in this type of public display and behavior, or condone it  should be given children to adopt? I am just saying it might be a problem for them when the cameras stop rolling. Is it these foolish displays at parades such as these that politically hurt the gay and lesbian fight for equality under the law? Why else with what would seem to be all party support in the house of Commons  for equal rights for gays and lesbians and on all other levels of government in Canada (Judging by the political names in the crowds) why there is little or nothing being done to advance the cause of total equality for gays and lesbians under the Canadian legal system?  If this is not so, then what is the hold up for politicians when it comes to putting into law what they march for in the streets?  Is there really a political will to do something for gay and lesbians in this country, or is this just another photo grabbing opportunity for vote hungry politicians, or perhaps they are just part of the show.

What is the message being sent and received in this picture?

What is the message being sent and received in this picture?

I happen to think that gays and lesbians should be treated equally under the law and should never stop fighting for it, but I think that it is also time for them all to act like law-abiding, other people respecting adults.  I am a heterosexual male, who is not homophobic and might come out to the parade with my children and grandchildren in support of fixing the serious problems in the law that gays and lesbians have to deal with in every day Canadian society and all over the world, but I quite frankly do not want my grandchildren seeing the outrageous spectacles that have become synonymous with the gay pride parade. I think also if gays and lesbians want their right to adopt children and all other things that they think that they are entitled to than they should act in a respectful manner when in public and show their responsibility where children are present.  How am I or any one else to know that one of these guys with their asses sticking out marching down the center of the street are not one of the people trying to adopt children and would we allow a child to be adopted by a  heterosexual who behaved in this manner?

I ask again in closing this question and make this statement: Does the picture above represent what gay pride is all about, or what gays and lesbians have been fighting for along with their heterosexual supporters for  so hard and for so long?   If it is not then why do the organisers of this parade allow these people to behave in this manner during what is called a gay pride parade an if the parade belongs to these exhibitionists then why do those who find this type of behavior publicly say so and have their own parade? This type of behavior certainly raises and eyebrow and grabs a headline or two, but I think it also makes a mockery and a joke out of the freedom of speech and expression argument and does not further any of more serious causes like the right to adopt children for gays around the world even a little bit.  I just think that it is a shame that the entire gay and lesbian movement’s chance to promote their fight  for equality under the law has to be sabotaged every year all over the world, because a  few exhibitionist can’t keep their clothes on for a good cause.

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