01-13-2014 07:05 PM
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  1. Mooncatt's Avatar
    If you want to use that logic, you have to willfully sit there and watch a parade go by too. For hours. No one forces you to bring out a lawn chair and sit there and watch. As for the street angle, have you ever chimed in on an internet post saying how wrong and awful the Mardi Gras is? Because women show their boobs all the time right in the streets. Or do things provoke forum responses only when a gay person whips out a rubber dong? I know you will say now that both are wrong....but that's a retroactive statement. Everyone chimes in on something after a gay person does something, but strangely the silence is rather deafening before that event occurs.
    Parades are held on public lands/roads, they block of traffic in large areas for hours on end, and in full view of anyone that happes to live on the route as well as people that would like to patronize the local shops on the route without dealing with the parade. Much different than any club/bar/etc that may have one or two posters on the outside wall. I've never chimed in on anything related to Mardi Gras, and frankly I don't care for it either. Walking around in a drunkin stupor and/or with others in said stupor isn't my idea of a good time. Duh, it's a retroactive statement. I can't exactly know what you're going to ask before you ask it, but nice attempt at trapping me anyway with it. I don't go around starting dust ups because I don't like something. Sure, I'll join a healthy debate, but I'm not one to cry out the sky is falling any time I see something I don't like.

    The posters I have seen would make your hair stand up on end. I guess you have not seen those type before. As for the 976 ads, clearly you have not seen the ones I have there either. Sure the clothes were (barely) on. But the moaning and carrying on...well it was plain to see that they weren't looking for pen pals. LOL And those are on the public airwaves....broadcast right into your home. And unlike a parade that you can steer around, and is publicized well in advance, there is no advanced warning of the ad that you are about to see. Talk about "in your face". One would think people so sensitive over a rubber dong would be more concerned about what is right there in their own home rather then what is outside their house in an event they didn't even have to attend.
    You know what I'd do if I walked by and saw one of those posters? I'd keep right on walking. You know what I'd do if I saw an ad (976 or otherwise) on T.V. I don't like? I'd change the channel or get a snack. I don't gripe and complain that it's on there, I just ignore it. Not to mention, those commercials are only allowed late nights when all the little kiddies should be in bed and it's only adults up anyway that can decide for themselves if they want to watch them. If a kid is seeing those kinds of ads, there's other issues at play with the parenting.

    Interesting priorities people have. There always seems to be an attempt to hold gay people to a higher standard while not being that upset over all the many things straight people do that might effect them or their family far more then any rubber dong or same sex marriage (for the even more sensitive) ever could. Like I said earlier, it is a very unbalanced view of both homosexual people and gay events as well as a distorted view of what heterosexuals do. I don't mind the criticism of our community. You may even say something I agree with at some point. But I just want to see more balance. I want to see people upset at something BEFORE a gay person does it too. Weather it be a wedding considered tacky or a display that goes too far.
    As I've said, I don't generally get upset. I ignore it and mind my own business, but I do know what you mean about others only reacting to gay events. I would think I have held a balanced view of pretty much anything regarding public behaviour when topic does come up, regardless of orientations. Perhaps the LGBT community as a whole needs to get over itself and not try to sensationalize so much of their activities. Then again, the media will do plenty of that for them any time a milestone is hit. To those, I simply say to myself, "Good for them," and carry on with my day.
    01-08-2014 02:33 AM
  2. GadgetGator's Avatar
    You know what I'd do if I walked by and saw one of those posters? I'd keep right on walking. You know what I'd do if I saw an ad (976 or otherwise) on T.V. I don't like? I'd change the channel or get a snack. I don't gripe and complain that it's on there, I just ignore it.
    Then why can't you do the exact same thing with a parade too? Again, no one is forcing you to sit there for three hours watching it. That's my whole point.
    01-08-2014 02:51 PM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    As I said, it's on public lands, not private businesses. Even if you don't want to take part, it can still effect you by clogging up traffic being diverted around it, should you need to go some place near or on the other side of it.
    01-08-2014 03:48 PM
  4. GadgetGator's Avatar
    As I said, it's on public lands, not private businesses. Even if you don't want to take part, it can still effect you by clogging up traffic being diverted around it, should you need to go some place near or on the other side of it.
    I understand that....but the TV is on public airwaves. The stripper bar is on a public street. It both those cases as well as the parade...you can either choose to look or not. You can choose to be offended or not. The difference being that the TV ads don't give any warning beforehand, and yeah, you can say that kids shouldn't be up that late, but what if you are an adult who doesn't want that kind of advertising in your house either? A parade route is at least announced beforehand and occurs roughly the same weekend each year....in other words it isn't going to be sprung on you throughout the year with no warning. So in that respect, I don't think a parade exceeds some threshold...it likely is even less. Also, not all gay parades are equal. I live in a conservative area, and even the gay community is conservative here. I used to run the local parade, and it reflected that conservative nature. That being said, it is really hard (i.e. impossible) to know ahead of time what every single person in a big long parade will do. All you can really do is post the rules, threaten to throw a group out of future events and hope for the best. Luckily, I was never faced with that issue and everyone behaved themselves quite nicely in all the years I did it. But I can appreciate what the larger cities must go through.
    01-09-2014 02:09 AM
  5. rexxman's Avatar
    The point is that they're MAKING it your business by flaunting it for YOU to notice. If THEY thought it was nobody's business, they wouldn't display it so gregariously.




    I think signatures are stupid.

    (โŠ™.โŠ™)
    If you become upset about a gay float in a parade, then YOU have decided to make it your business. Nobody else is forcing that on you. You are responsible for your own feelings.

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    01-12-2014 09:34 AM
  6. anon8126715's Avatar
    I have 3 friends who are gay and they asked me to go with them. I wanted to be supportive so I went. Did anything disgust me? No. But that doesn't change the fact that I have an opinion about what I saw.
    So you're saying you "took one for the team" wink wink nudge nudge?!?! Not that there's anything wrong with it......


    My take, from a heterosexual male's perspective that's secure in his manhood, our society DOES repress the gay and lesbian community, so it's only natural that some people are going to be overly demonstrative when they feel secure in doing so (big gay parade, I can see why they'd feel the need to be demonstrative if they've felt repressed everywhere else they go). That being said, they do their cause a disservice by being overly demonstrative.

    Back about 8 or so years ago I worked at First American Real Estate Title, and I worked for a kid (he was in his early to mid 20s and to this day I wonder how he made it as a manager, probably some big manager's kid) that would come in to work every day "Pu.... this and Pu.... that", "I nailed this chick", "I nailed that chick". To me it was obvious that he had only recently discovered female genitalia and wanted everyone to know about it. Even though he was heterosexual and was talking about women (a subject near and dear to me as well), he did it in a manner that was off putting and obnoxious. I suspect that when a gay and lesbian person does it, it's from years and years of them having to suppress their own feelings as well. I don't really care for either forms of demonstration, but I can see why they might feel the need to be overly demonstrative. Which in either case, only makes me want to tune them out, unless of course it was a hot lesbian or straight woman being demonstrative, in which case, I'd be all ears.....


    And for those of you that apparently ARE homophobic, it's not like catching the cold or the flu. If a gay person sneezes on you, you're not going to all of the sudden want to crave what they crave. I think some of you are still unsure and insecure enough about yourselves and think that you think someone's going to actually recruit you to their team. I don't really think it works that way, "Well, I was talking to Bruce the other day and he convinced me that the homosexual lifestyle is for me, so honey, after 20 long years of marriage, I'm sorry but I'm leaving you...."
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    01-12-2014 11:28 AM
  7. llamabreath's Avatar
    If you become upset about a gay float in a parade, then YOU have decided to make it your business. Nobody else is forcing that on you. You are responsible for your own feelings.

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    I get upset about parades, period.
    I hate to see people having a good time.




    I think signatures are stupid.
    01-12-2014 12:35 PM
  8. GadgetGator's Avatar
    I get upset about parades, period.
    I hate to see people having a good time.
    .
    Though I suspect you were joking, it wouldn't surprise me if it were true either. LOL

    And TXGTOU has it exactly right. Imagine literally your entire life having to bottle up who you were....the very essence of what you were, who you loved, who you wanted to be with. It's like those snakes in a can that you put the lid on and when you open it leaps out. That is what happens when a whole new world is opened up to you and you can be yourself. That is not to say that what some do isn't inappropriate. However, things need to be put in context and compared to how the majority of people are behaving in one of these things. We don't judge all straight people by one or two bad apples, so why do people want to judge an entire parade or even an entire community that way when it comes to gay people? There's a very big double standard here. And it speaks to someone having other issues with gay people, more then what they are letting on.

    As for doing our community a disservice....eh...not really. That's like saying two horny teens under the pier ruin things for all heterosexuals. I don't believe that to be true. And let's face it, our detractors would still be our detractors if we were all in 3 piece button down suits and dresses (for the lesbians) and showing about as much affection as a 1950's sitcom. So ultimately, it really doesn't matter. Our very existence is the problem for some people. They don't just want inappropriate displays behind closed doors, they want ALL of us kept behind closed doors. Out of sight, out of mind I guess. But that's never going to happen and things will never go back to the days where everyone pretended gay didn't exist, so they will just have to get over it.
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    01-12-2014 08:03 PM
  9. llamabreath's Avatar
    Though I suspect you were joking, it wouldn't surprise me if it were true either. LOL

    Was joking.






    I think signatures are stupid.
    01-12-2014 08:12 PM
  10. rexxman's Avatar
    As long as everyone one is held to the same standards, I could care less. Though I don't know why anyone would want to get married in a parade.

    Let's be honest the gay community gets away with some outrageous things in their gatherings/rallies/parades/whatever. People that are skeptical are just acting out of experience. If the porn industry held parades with half the nudity and vulgarity that gay pride parades have been know to have, the whole country would be up in arms. Assless chaps anyone?
    Isn't the subject of this thread the Rose Parade?

    And actually, you seem to know a lot about guy pride parades and since they offend you, quit attending.

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    01-12-2014 09:24 PM
  11. rexxman's Avatar
    I get upset about parades, period.
    I hate to see people having a good time.




    I think signatures are stupid.
    Lol

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    01-12-2014 09:27 PM
  12. anon8126715's Avatar
    Isn't the subject of this thread the Rose Parade?

    And actually, you seem to know a lot about guy pride parades and since they offend you, quit attending.

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    Isn't that how it always goes though? "I find what's on the channel to be offensive!!" So instead of them changing the channel, they have to put a lockdown on all channels everywhere for everyone.....
    01-13-2014 06:39 AM
  13. llamabreath's Avatar
    Isn't the subject of this thread the Rose Parade?


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    I thought it was about Sea World.




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    01-13-2014 07:20 AM
  14. msndrstood's Avatar
    I get upset about parades, period.
    I hate to see people having a good time.




    I think signatures are stupid.
    Okay Grumpy Llama, you hate it.

    ๐Ÿซ that's as close as I can get to a llama emoji, lol

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    01-13-2014 09:17 AM
  15. llamabreath's Avatar
    Since this is a thread about Sea World (and nothing else ), I've decided to take a dip in the water.




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    01-13-2014 09:41 AM
  16. msndrstood's Avatar
    Since this is a thread about Sea World (and nothing else ), I've decided to take a dip in the water.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/u5y2ybuh.jpg




    >>> Sent from Hotlanta
    Oh Danny, my friend, you don't get off that easy.

    Llama on parade. ๐Ÿ˜‚



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    01-13-2014 09:53 AM
  17. llamabreath's Avatar
    Oh Danny, my friend, you don't get off that easy.

    Llama on parade. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/hemazejy.jpg

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    01-13-2014 11:20 AM
  18. msndrstood's Avatar
    Haha. Just messing with ya. It's a good day for me, gotta take advantage of it when I can. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    01-13-2014 11:28 AM
  19. GadgetGator's Avatar
    I thought it was about Sea World.
    It's about flamboyant gay whales that do inappropriate things during their big gay weddings at Sea World.
    01-13-2014 01:25 PM
  20. llamabreath's Avatar
    It's about flamboyant gay whales that do inappropriate things during their big gay weddings at Sea World.
    So you finally admit it's inappropriate! :thumbup:




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    01-13-2014 01:29 PM
  21. GadgetGator's Avatar
    So you finally admit it's inappropriate! :thumbup:
    Well, that depends. Do you mean the gay whales, the big gay wedding, or Sea World as being inappropriate?
    01-13-2014 07:05 PM
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