Monday, June 30, 2008
Upcoming Straight Pride Parade in Brooklyn?
A Myspace friend of mine is actually planning a "Straight Pride" parade in Brooklyn, NY during the end of August this year. I think it's just a mockery of LGBT parades. He says that it's focus is on what it takes to raise a child in todays world. If that is so then why not have a "healthy child raising" parade? Gay pride parades take place so that people of the LGBT community can have a chance to be proud of who they are and be themselves without being ridiculed, bashed, or maybe even killed (Google Mathew Shepard). Straight people have a chance to do this everyday. So what is the purpose of a straight pride parade? Other than to clearly say fuck the LGBT community or to say that homosexuality isn't right. I don't live in NY but, if I did I most likely would NOT Participate in this so called "Straight Pride" parade. I'm just not feeling it. I don't think that it's purpose is genuine at all. Besides, I have no problem with homosexuality as long as people are consenting adults and nobody is being oppressed or forced to do anything.For the people that think Gays are a threat to reproduction or hurt "family" you're nuts. What about the straight couples who choose not to have children, or the women who choose not to have children? What about the millions of women on birth control? Are you going to attack their choice too? What about the millions of couples who use condoms and other controceptives so they DON'T have children? Having children is a choice, it's not anything that people have to do. A lot of children that are born are mistakes. As far as adopting what's funny is Gay couples probably adopt more children in need of parents than straight couples do. I'm glad to see anyone reach out and take in children. There are also a lot of Lesbian couples who go to clinics and have children. So the whole theory about gay people are a threat to reproduction and family is just plain ignorant!