Undertoad Wednesday Jun 15 03:59 PM
6/15/2005: Gay pride in Poland (vs USA)
Pie Wednesday Jun 15 04:14 PM
Go US! (For a change...)
Zenchou Wednesday Jun 15 05:16 PM
Not to dampen the mood or anything, but if you read the article the young man in the red shirt is actually an "anti-gay protestor" who was detained, not someone out there marching in support of gay rights.
mrnoodle Wednesday Jun 15 05:27 PM
neither of those pictures features assless leather pants. Where are the assless leather pants? DAMMIT! I want to see heavily mustachioed manly men in assless leather pants.
Jacquelita Wednesday Jun 15 07:35 PM
Here they are..... :p
Lastcall Wednesday Jun 15 08:30 PM
Looks like the goon squad from Judge Dredd soundstage.
Lastcall Wednesday Jun 15 08:37 PM
Pardon me while I vomit.................
capnhowdy Wednesday Jun 15 08:42 PM
Pardon me while I vomit...........................
BigV Wednesday Jun 15 09:05 PM
synchronzied vomiting. I have now seen everything.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jun 15 10:44 PM
wolf Thursday Jun 16 01:10 AM
Why is it that each US "Pride" parade serves to further marginalize the group that wants to instill pride?
Happy Monkey Thursday Jun 16 07:14 AM
What do you mean?
capnhowdy Thursday Jun 16 07:45 AM
Most of the pride parades start out that way and wind up being a "protest".
wolf Thursday Jun 16 11:19 AM
It's a freak festival.
It is not a family event, unless your family is already really fucked up.
It is not a means of honoring the accomplishments of people who are doctors, lawyers, police, firefighters, tailors, deli counter workers, etc. who also happen to be gay.
That's what I mean by marginalizing.
I feel the same way about "Pagan Pride Festivals" which usually occur on a much smaller, and much less noticed scale, but have the wierdness turned up too.
Trilby Thursday Jun 16 11:25 AM
Maybe it's just that the people who are willing to actually BE in a parade are the weirdest ones with the most time? Aren't these things scheduled for mid-day when most people are working or something?
Troubleshooter Thursday Jun 16 12:45 PM
More to the point, the run of the mill pagans and the fags don't necessarily want to have pride in being a pagan or a fag, they are more or less indifferent to it. They just want to live their life like everyone else.
Lady Sidhe Thursday Jun 16 05:28 PM
Agreed. Most normal (and I use that term very loosely) pagans and homosexuals don't feel the need to get in people's faces with their beliefs. It's the open-ass leather marchers and [Laurie Cabot]black-makeup wearing, goth, "witchy" pagans [/Laurie Cabot] that freak people out and get them up in arms.
Matter of fact, I know several gays who are just as against the flamers as straights are. TS jokes that one of them is the only person he can talk cars with. And as a pagan, I find the Laurie Cabot-types annoying. People see them and think all pagans are goth freaks. I've been accused of being a Pentacostal (long hair, skirts, no makeup) but never of being a goth chick, thank God/dess
It's the wackos who give [insert group here] a bad name...
Atch Friday Jun 17 09:35 AM
I should really learn to read the text first. For a second I was like, "WHOA, those Polish gays really get into it."
BigV Friday Jun 17 11:55 AM