Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Surprise: Even Gays No Longer Proud of Gay Pride Parades

Gay pride parades started discoloring the scene June 28th, 1970, following the Stonewall Riots in New York City. The first parade took place along Christopher Street, specifically, where the Stonewall Inn is located.

Since then, different cities large and small have brought in Gay pride parades of different kinds. They are debauched affairs, filled with sexual perversion, rampant nakedness, and child abuse.

I marched in the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade last year as a pro-Trump, pro-Family counterprotest. A few other members of LA County for Trump had joined me, but ultimately we had a small contingent within the parade. Most of the opening speeches at the event featured Democratic politicians from the city as well as Congressional representatives like Lyin' Ted Lieu (my Congressman, sadly).

The whole affair turned into a Resist Trump March, and some homosexuals in the Los Angeles area refused to participate. Some gays voted for Trump, and one of them walked by me and my fellow counterprotesters to share how uncomfortable the whole event had become.

Gay Pride parades in Toronto have fallen on hard times, too.

Check out this report:

But there are some perfectly legitimate reasons to skip the annual [Toronto Gay Pride Parade] bash. I’m gay, and I boycotted the parade last year. So did a lot of other people, apparently: Pride’s beverage sales declined from $348,917 in 2016 to $197,336 in 2017.

The sales fell by half!

What happened?

With Pride now so closely associated with radical anti-police NDP activists, any conservative who attends is walking into a hornets’ nest.

And that’s not the only reason a centrist or right-leaning politician might want to skip.


The Gay Pride parades have become increasingly lawless affairs, where left-wing intersectionality politics has bred more disruptions from other aggrieved identity groups. Black Lives Matter protesters overwhelmed gay pride parades in Minneapolis and Washington DC last year, essentially shutting them down. One report out of Sweden suggests that left-wing demonstrators tried to shut down a gay pride parade in Stockholm because it was offensive to Muslims. Similar protests interrupted the gay pride event in Edmonton, Alberta this year, too. Interestingly enough, pride parades in other cities have gotten shorter but with more security. Check out what happened in Chicago in 2016, for example.

The first major point, however, rests on the anti-police, anti-public safety sentiment growing among these different events.

The premier-designate Doug Ford had other words for the parade, too:

Some on the left have claimed Ford’s description of Pride as an event where “middle-aged men with pot bellies” run down the street “buck naked” was evidence of homophobia. I’d say that was just an accurate description of what goes on. Disturbingly, more and more parents are bringing young children to watch the parade, exposing them to provocative displays of sexuality that no child should witness. If a politician believes in family values, why would he or she want to be associated with such debauchery?

Every politician should believe in family values. Notice also that the writer of the report quoted above contrasts gay pride with family values. They are simply not the same thing, and how could anyone argue otherwise? For the record, that writer identifies as gay.

There are people who still identify as gay and want to practice their faith. At the outset, I find these talking points very difficult to swallow (no pun intended). It makes very little sense to me how any religious adherent can still embrace homosexual behaviors and consider themselves walking in line with the tenets of their faith. Still, those individuals exist, and they find that gay pride parades are not welcome.

Here's a statement from a gay Muslim from the United Kingdom:

As such, Pride feels much more like an ode to capitalism than a fight for actual civil rights. Pride’s corporative makeover contributes to an image that I find politically troubling – that neoliberal ideology is the generator of LGBT rights. As a gay person of Muslim heritage, the inescapable secularism of Pride makes me anxious. When western capitalism is painted as a haven for gay rights, I experience a friction between the Muslim and queer parts of my identity.

Putting aside the inane self-absorption of this writer, there is a wider point worth taking out of this passage. The increasingly secular nature of the whole pride event is a general turnoff to those with some belief in a transcendent creator

The obscene displays of half-naked or almost completely naked adults have no place in public, especially with young children.

The regressive Left has learned the hard way that if equality is the final standard for anything, one group of people will claim to be more equal than another group. Nothing but conflict emerges from this fight over greater victimhood and entitlement.

It's time for Gay Pride parades to roll up and go away. Some conservatives who still identify with same-sex attraction have stated that these parades are not even necessary, since gays can "marry", anyway, and that's the only value that really matters.

There's one problem, however: the left is not interested in reaching certain goals, but rather pushing an encroaching, destructive cultural Marxism at all costs.

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