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5 Reasons Why I Don’t Celebrate Pride

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18 Comments

Rick hall

Awesome article

November 22, 2019 Nashville

BaileyK

With all of the people not celebrating Pride (and I confess that I am one of them) it’s a wonder they even bother to have it. I suppose it’s like the restaurant that nobody likes any more because there is always a long wait to get a table).

July 5, 2019

FauxClaw

It’s a boring popularity parade. The world has to change before this can even begin to be beneficial to anyone.

June 21, 2019

Jmoseley

I have never been to the NYC Pride but I hear you. I only hope that your article is only the opening shot to announce the starting of your activism to change the problems that you have outlined. Gather others to your cause. The big problem in this LGBT community is that while demanding acceptance of diversity from heterosexuals, we are unwilling to embrace diversity in our own community. You can help change that in NYC but, not from dropping out of Pride.

June 20, 2019 Birmingham AL

Ejerryh

Amen. I’ve felt this way for the same reasons for a few years now. As a result, I too have slowly moved away from the events. I would add that I am concerned about safety of large groups of LGBT people in this era of wanton nationalism, racism, misogyny and homophobia.

June 19, 2019 South Carolina

Reginald Brown

I #ReclaimPride because #MyPrideIsPolitical #QueerLiberationMarch means #NoCorpsNoCopsNoRainbowCapitalism

June 19, 2019 NYC

Kristiantm65

Thank you. I stopped celebrating pride for those same reasons. When I was on the pride committee here in my own city, I brought up many of those same concerns and tried my best to get them to see that we needed to take I different path. Well, that didn't end well. I was removed from the committee. That was 20 years ago. Never been to a gay pride since then and I dont let the company I manage participate in gay pride. Well sound. Kristian

June 18, 2019

cvarob227

I have felt this way for several years. It seems no sooner did I feel comfortable enough to attend Pride events than I find myself too old to be participating. Year after year, the cries of, "Pride is boring", from the younger generation have drowned out the real reasons to commemorate. Add to this the countless LGBTQ of that same group who voted for the current anti-LGBTQ administration. My closet stays within reach. That's how I like it. Nothing has really changed.

June 18, 2019

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