Happy Pride month everybody!

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by leekohler, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    To all the great people here at MacRumors- hope you are having a great Gay Pride month! Our parade is this Sunday in Chicago. I know others of you have had yours already. If you've got pics- put 'em up! I'll try to post some on Monday.
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Shouldn't you have posted this like...on the first of June?

    Happy Gay Pride everybody, even though I'm not gay.
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I should have! But I tend to think about it more as the date of our parade approaches. Plus, I've been really busy with work lately.
     
  4. dogtanian macrumors 6502

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    I'll be attending Brighton pride in the UK this year in August and our local Bournemouth Pride (or Bourne Free) will be next month.

    I'm not one for the parades but i'll be there for a few bevies so to speak. :D

    This was last years:

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    I'm on the left with the most hideous drag queen... The Pimms was on tap though which makes her more bearable...

    Was it Obama that named June Gay Pride Month then? I remember Digg users were up in arms at the concept:

    http://digg.com/politics/Obama_White_House_Names_June_Gay_Pride_Month
     
  5. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    He was the first President to mention it. But June has been considered Pride month for many years.

    And yes- that is a very scary drag queen indeed. :)
     
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    I think the DC parade has already come and gone.

    Freak shows of the highest magnitude.
     
  7. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    You should have gone iGary! You could use a little of Teh Freak™. I know I'll be having a good time. I took Monday off as well. I learned my lesson from last year. ;)
     
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    Boy, she does look a bit rough.
    :eek:

    We're getting ready for the 4th of July.
     
  9. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    It's been surprisingly quiet here, but that might just be perspective having changed slightly by moving a little South of Church and Wellesley.
     
  10. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Yay! GObama!
    Haha, I've always wanted to go to a pride festival for the atmosphere. It looks interesting. Also all those people unafraid to be proud of who they are is kind of...inspiring to say the least. :)
     
  11. MTI macrumors 65816

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    I often find that the concept of "pride" and many of the costumes worn in the parade at odds with each other. :D
     
  12. dogtanian macrumors 6502

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    I do agree but I think everyone should be proud of who they are, provided they have something worthwhile to be proud of that is... :D
     
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    I considered staying out of the thread for fear of catching "teh gay", but I figure I'll risk it!


    Yea people being example to express themselves! (admittedly we have lots more to do before we're done, but its a nice push)
     
  15. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Ours is here in Denver this weekend!

    I kissed a girl, and I liked it! Been making it a habbit everyday for the past year!
     
  16. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Now get your butt down to the parade! Hopefully you get to the city for it!
     
  17. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Three things.

    1) I have no one to go with.
    2) I have no way to get there
    3) I have no money to take the train and cab.

    Maybe next year...?:confused:
     
  18. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Well, I guess it can wait another year. But you have to go! It's so much fun and you'll never feel that much love at any other event. It's awesome.
     
  19. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I take that back — it's really bumping this weekend!
     
  20. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Haha! Go have fun! :D
     
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    The pride parade here is/was in May. I didn't hit it but always nice to see people having a good time. :D
     
  22. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I'm meeting some friends for breakfast and then we head on over to Boystown! I'll get some pics and post later today or tomorrow!
     
  23. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I was in SF yesterday. Saw lots of rainbows and pink triangles :D
     
  24. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Here's couple of pics from yesterday! :D
     

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    Hope you all had a great month, I sure did. DC Pride was the most amazing experience and I can't wait for next year! After I left I was so pumped about my gayness hahaha I love being gay! :p
     

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