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LGBT PRIDE PARADES
What's the Point of Pride Marches?
Executive Director of the New York Committee for Occupational ...
Pride parades, or "gay liberation protests," as they were first called, have been critical to bringing about LGBT rights all over the world. But we've abandoned their initial purpose as a call for equality. We owe it to ourselves, and to our history, to call upon our rich activist traditions.
I Was a Gay Stereotype on a Gay Float in a Gay Pride Parade (PHOTO)
Professor of Theater, Ursinus College
When I was a kid, being a "homo" was shameful, and outwardly expressing pride in gay sexuality was unthinkable. The worst sin as a boy was to act like a girl. But on this gay pride day, I was a gay stereotype in rainbow drag, being as feminine as can be and having the time of my life.
Pride Parades: More Than Just a Party
Shane Bitney Crone
Activist, blogger, and speaker
Admittedly, I used to be uncomfortable with Pride parades, and even just Pride in general. My own impressions of these events came from stereotypical images shown throughout mainstream media: pictures of half-naked individuals and extravagant drag queens.
Pride, Politics, And Liberation: Pride Isn't Just About Parades
LGBTQ Civil Rights Activist
Now more than ever, LGBT Pride celebrations need be something more. We need to put the politics back in Pride. We need to be asking people to not only celebrate our community but educate and agitate, as well.
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