Been talking about it and it brought to mind the conversation I had with a dickhead last year.
"Gay Pride parade is just an excuse to act perverted in public. You don't see us having straight pride parades"
My response: "Have you ever lost your job because people find out who you sleep with? You ever get beat up or vandalized because you like girls? If you kissed the person you love in public would everyone around you react in shock and horror?"
"Then every day for you is a fucking straight pride parade."
That is what pride is about. Being open. DO things go a bit crazy? Sure, what if only one day a year you could openly celebrate your sexuality. Wouldn't things go crazy? Of course they would. Sure theworld is getting better but the fact is gay people are killed and assaulted just for being gay. Gay people are fired after they are outted. Unless in a gay club I could never kiss a date in a public place. Yet, at the freaking mall het couples make out like crazy. (just ew, no one wants to see that). Anyway, my point is that for a day you kind of get a free pass, where anything goes and the world is a rainbow friendly village. Where you can proudly proclaim your gayness in an atmosphere that understands and shout with you in PRIDE.