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!


A.Smith said...

...I'd say this is akin to people who ask why there's a station called BET and no WET.

BET meets the needs (wait, let's do that again...) BET was created to meet needs in the Black community that other TV stations were not. It's a similar idea (as you pointed out) with the GLBT community -- the parades are more than just marching down the street, it's about meeting a need (feeling ok in your own skin) that other things just aren't doing.

To have a straight pride parade is ridiculous and pointless because straight individuals don't, at all, deal with what homosexual individuals deal with. Just like having a WET channel would be stupid because most channels are targeted to white audiences

Fitness Goddess said...

I agree there is no reason to have a straight pride parade...completely unnecessary. It is clear that the reason gay pride parades exist is because they are still not accepted but every one.

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Renee said...

He is trying to hide his bigotry against homosexuality by calling it a straight pride parade. Many people that identify as LGBT are parents and it is dismissive and ignorant to not acknowledge their parenthood. They become parents in varied forms and so if he is really interested in promoting parenting as a life choice he needs to include them as well. I suspect that he will find some reason to deny their participation because it is quite clear this parade is about supporting heterosexuality despite the fact that almost every single social institution already does so.

Glennisha Morgan said...

Renee you have a very good point. If his focus is truly on parenting then he definitely needs to include the LGBT community.

C.L. Jones said...

Ah yes, the imfamous "straigh pride" parade? Was this created by a black man? If so, I wonder how this black man would feel if a White Pride PArade was created? Interesting enough I just wrote a blog about this kind of ignorance. People need to begin to educate themselves about homosexuality, but it is challenging when people are convinced of their own ignorance. I think the reasoning giving for the "straight pride" parade sounds like a bunch of crap.

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