Lauren Southern: "Why I Hate Pride Parades"

Submitted by: dm2754 2 months ago in Lifestyle


Just because someone doesn't like something, doesn't make them a bigot.
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Male 84
I get where she's coming from.  I equate a lot of pride parades to the gathering of the juggalos.  They bring out the worst of a particular demographic.  I believe in equality for all, but sometimes people need to be called out on the extremes that they go to and not be left unquestioned.
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Male 164
starzokc "They bring out the worst of a particular demographic."

I feel that way about the Houston Rodeo and the Texas Renaissance Festival.  You're gonna see the whole spectrum of that demographic when they have a festival.  A good thing to keep in mind when deciding whether to go and who to bring.
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Male 3,425
thunderbear https://www.c-span.org/video/?431931-1/president-trump-holds-rally-west-virginia
just watch the backround. thats a demographic
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Male 3,425
rumham skeleton guy and his 3 brothers with the maga hats shitting and cheering like they just got a free order of fries. 
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Male 4,242
I'm not a homophobe. Homosexuality doesn't scare me at all.
Life on Earth is painfully hard. If you find someone or some way to make your life happier then by all means suit yourself. I don't care if a grown man wants to pretend he's 9 years old while having sex with other men. I don't care if a man wants to smoke weed while having sex with his equine wife.
But any sex acts involving children is unacceptable in any circumstance.
There's a time and place for everything. That place is not in public it's in the bedroom. Even in naturalist Society they have a saying "be nude not lewd"

The question is simple would you do this behavior in front of your parents? Are you okay with people doing this in front of your children?
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Male 164
dm2754 what sex acts are you referring to?
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Male 5,028
dm2754 "I'm not a homophobe."

That is correct. What you are is a bigot who is spreading hateful misinformation about gay people.
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Male 4,242
markust123 you remind me a lot of my nephew. He too is an angry little Queen. You guys are so wrapped up in your little victim complex to realize no one really cares what you do with your life. No one hates you for your lifestyle choices of being gay. Everybody hates you because you're just a total intolerable insufferable sorry excuse for a human being
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Male 4,242
markust123 oh I see what your problem is you're getting me confused with yourself. You're the intolerant hateful bigot.
You're very small-minded and judgemental. Perhaps if you follow my example you can learn to be a good person
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Male 5,028
dm2754 "Perhaps if you follow my example you can learn to be a good person."

If you are an example of being a good person I will pass. But thanks anyway.
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Male 3,447
dm2754 Man, now you are just trolling...
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Male 3,496
dm2754 I do not think MOST people would be happy with their children seeing the more nonsensical aspects of that parade, that said, I do not think keeping the kids away from pride parade street is that huge of a chore either.  This is not a daily or weekly event is it?


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Male 5,028
Gay pride parades are one of the the safest places for gay people to let their guard down. I love the people who take it to extremes. It breaks up the monotony of group after group of people marching. In Seattle at least twenty percent of the crowd consists of friends and family supporting someone they love. Macklemore was in our parade two years ago. So was our mayor. It's not just the extremes in this video. if this woman actually did have gay friends she doesn't any more. And fuck her for implying that pedophilia is allowed. Those types of groups are forbidden to march in the parade. And I have never seen anyone act inappropriately towards a child. That shit would be stopped immediately.
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Male 4,242
markust123 it seems like you're making the assumption that all gay people think the way you do. Apparently you missed the part when she was talking about her gay friends finding people's behavior at the parade unacceptable.
And apparently you don't understand what the word pedophilia means. She talks about adult exposing themselves to minors and then provides photo evidence of it happening.
You should resist knee jerk reactions and actually listen to what people have to say and try to be more open-minded
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Male 5,028
dm2754 I'm 49 years old. I am way beyond knee jerk reactions. I have no tolerance any more for people like you who are trying to paint the gay community as something they are not. And this "photo evidence" of an adult exposing himself to a minor, do a Google reverse photo lookup, there are 25 billion, that is billion, versions of it on the internet. Who knows what festival it is from. As far as I can find out it is something in England that has nothing to do with gay people. But you believe it is from a gay pride parade because it justifies your bigotry.
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Male 4,242
markust123 well of course intolerant people such as yourself instantly dismissed other than your own and believe everyone is entitled to only your opinion. There's a word for that it's called fascism. I would tell you to learn to listen to people but I believe we have already covered that.
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Male 4,153
dm2754 Yep, there was some sick crap going on there.
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Male 164
Are gay pride parades supposed to showcase the best of the LGBT community?   I thought it was about that community having a day to express their sexuality freely without fear of judgement.  Are these parades going to make people homophobic?  I doubt it.  Whatever makes people aggressive towards people of that community comes from how you were raised to feel about sexuality in general.  Seeing one of these parades is only going to make you more aware of the fact that you've got issues with sexuality.
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Male 5,028
I have season tickets to the Seahawks. Our seats are just above the end zone where all the weirdos dress up. Should I stop going because of a few people in crazy costumes and face paint?

As a gay man this six minute video of every anti-gay stereotype was really hard to watch. Screw this bigoted woman for pushing her hatred. And screw you dm2754 for posting this garbage. People like you are the reason we still need gay pride parades.
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Male 287
markust123 to go around naked showing your penises? That's what happened last time pride was in town here.

I usually support the event the week it is, but the last two years it's been extremely over the top and in ant other circumstance they would have been arrested

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Male 4,242
markust123 obviously you didn't watch the video. Or if you did you are very close minded. There's nothing wrong with it addressing the way you want to dress as long as you meet certain decency standards. So at the football game how many Spectators pull their dicks out and wave them in front of children. If you wanted an analogy you should have went with the famous wardrobe malfunction at the Superbowl.
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Male 5,028
dm2754 You have obviously never been to a gay pride parade because you have no idea what you are talking about. They are kind of boring with mostly groups of people walking with large banners. The only dicks I have EVER seen at a gay pride parade are the body painted bicyclists from the Summer Solstice Festival. And those are pretty much all straight people. Are you upset that people also take their kids to that festival? The people at the Summer Solstice Festival dress way weirder than the people at our gay pride parade, and they have in-your-face nudity.
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Male 3,447
Identifies herself as a Libertarian:

"Libertarians seek to maximize political freedom and autonomy, emphasizing freedom of choice, voluntary association, individual judgment, and self-ownership."

Proceeds to trash a group for maximizing their political freedom and autonomy, emphasizing freedom of choice, voluntary association, individual judgment, and self-ownership.

Don't like pride parades?  Don't go.  That is the Libertarian thing to do, live and let live.  I'm not into them, I don't go, but I would never consider ranting about them in this manner.  

Her rant was may more conservative than she thinks it isn't.
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kalron27 She's more conservative than libertarian. Her type are more conservative than libertarian, for crying out loud! This includes Dave Cullen and Paul Joseph Watson as well. They should quit lying and outright say that.
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Male 4,242
kalron27 there lies the rub. If you say you fine Pride parades offensive you're labeled a homophobe. People act as if you can not support something unless you support all aspects of it. (The Simpsons Did episode on it) I support anybody's right to have a pride parade even if it's white nationalist Pride however I don't support anybody's right to shake their dick in front of children. When I called for a censoring of explicit sexual behavior in front of minors I was just called and intolerance bigot. 
So whether I go to a Pride Fest are not as inrelevant to what they should and shouldn't be allowed to do. 

If I showed my sexual parts to your children would you tell them to look away if it bothered them? And respect my right to do so? 
Life is hard find whatever happiness you can do whatever you like as long as it's not hurting someone else. I agree with Lauren in this is causing harm to others
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dm2754 They can march, but I don't think they made any exceptions to public decency laws for them, so this and the safety of others being endangered are the only good reasons to ever shut them down. AFAIK gay pride parades haven't been lewd, although I need to see one IRL to make sure.
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Male 3,447
dm2754 What you are offended by happens in many places outside of pride parades, Mardi gras in New Orleans comes to mind, children attend those parades.  The many posts from Juggalo events that Fancy has posted show the same, there are kids present at those events as well.  Outside of the US, it is far more common place to express sexuality and nudity in public and in front of children, they are more open with sexuality and less prudish.

To only focus your offense on Pride Parades alone is in and of itself biased and a form of bigotry, as is the rant in the video.
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Male 1,082
What's up with her eyebrows? And I don't think that's her real hair colour.
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Male 4,242
lockner01 she mentioned in the comments that her last hair dying and bleaching went awry. 
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Male 1,082
dm2754 That doesn't explain the eyebrows.
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Male 4,153
Listen to her final point.
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I disagree with the over extravagance of some LGBT people (especially at pride marches) But this woman's rant does equate to bigotry. Some of the remarks she made are just rediculous.

Yes shes speaking her mind and yes she has the right to do so, but the way she has compiled that video and the language she uses makes it out as if all LGBT people are extravagant freaks. Her negative stereotyping and portrayal of pride parades is a form of bigotry.
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Male 1,138
layla_wilson 
 makes it out as if all LGBT people are extravagant freaks. 
That's not what I got at all.  Just that the ones that go to these parades are and it makes them look bad to other people.  She even said that her LGBT Friends feel the same way and don't go to these things.  So she clearly has said that she does not think all are extravagant freaks, just the ones that go to these pride parades.  Honestly, I tend to agree.  I associate with quite a few LGBT people as my brother-in-law is gay and often has parties and stuff that we attend.  They are nothing like at a pride parade and they avoid the pride parades as well.  
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waldo863 That's not what I got at all.  Just that the ones that go to these parades are and it makes them look bad to other people

But its not everyone that goes to the parades at every parade.  I must admit, that alot of the larger pride parades in the US seem to have a fair few that attend parades that completely tarnish the whole concept of pride with their extreme extravagance/flamboyance. But there are many Pride parades across the globe that are nothing like the ones she shows and comments on.
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Male 1,138
layla_wilson Care to show us some of these and comment on them yourself?  I have never seen them.  Would love to and even as a straight person that is something I would get behind and support.
 I must admit, that alot of the larger pride parades in the US seem to have a fair few that attend parades that completely tarnish the whole concept of pride with their extreme extravagance/flamboyance. 
So you admit that the exact point she is making in the video is true?  So what is your problem with it again?  She clearly states, more than once, that this is not indicative of all LGBTs and that she has several friends who are.  That's pretty much the exact opposite of bigotry.

It's just like when I say that not all NRA members are what you see in the media.  The extremists give all the rest a bad name.  The same can be said of nearly any group and that's the only point she is making.
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waldo863 London Pride for a start.

as for being a bigot

"Even my LGBTLMNOP friends go bigoted on pride"

"The best the LGBT community has to offer is a twerking 8 year old"

"Liberals want people to hate the gays"



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Male 1,138
layla_wilson You are taking some of those things out of context.  She was saying that even her LGBT friends feel the same way as her.  I can confirm that I have LGBT friends that also feel the same way.  The LGBTQNMNOP thing was making light of all the abbreviations and I can see that being slightly offensive, but not really.

For the second one, what she was saying was that a Pride Parade should be the things you are the most proud of.  What these Pride Parades are showing people is that a tweaking 8 year old is one of the things that the community is most proud of, which to an outsider is actually how it looks.

For liberals hating gays, again, she was simply expressing that that's what some of these gay pride parades do.  They make gays look bad to other people and make them hate gays more.  No conservative wants to see people marching down the street in bondage gear and 8 year olds twerking in the street.  Seeing that makes them associate ALL gays with that behavior which makes them hate gays more.  So these liberals, by having this type of parade, are making people hate gays more than they already do, so they must hate gays if they support things that make other people hate them more.
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waldo863 To be honest i understand where you are comming from. Im trans and i do agree that people are over the top at some Pride parades, but the majority of people who attend pride parades aren't like the ones depicted and spoken about in this video.








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Male 1,138
layla_wilson Well, the pride parade I went to was pretty much like that, and that's what is going to make it to the media.  That was the point she was making.  She was not saying she believed those things, simply that that is how other people that see it will think.  They are already wrong, but stuff like this reinforces their incorrect beliefs and makes them stronger.  If this did not happen at all at pride parades and all you saw was upstanding citizens it could actually change some peoples minds, possibly, or at least be a step in the right direction.  

It's like I said, any large group the few give the many a bad name.  The few that do these kinds of things are the ones that get the media attention, because people will eat that shit up.  No one would care about a peaceful pride march that nothing unsavory happened at.  It wouldn't get near as much news coverage.  So when this stuff happens and is not stopped but rather encouraged, it makes more people hate gay people.  It shouldn't but it does.
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Male 4,242
layla_wilson she does acknowledge that point in the video
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Male 5,475
I agree with her, it's pretty ridiculous, and they are sabotaging themselves by not keeping things in check and letting decency go out the window. 
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Male 3,496
monkwarrior Who is sabotaging themselves?  If you are gonna pretend this Pride Parade is representative of all gays then its fair to say KKK marches are representative of all straight white males (and maybe women too, i do not recall ever seeing a woman at one).

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Male 5,475
daegog pride parades are sabotaging themselves, i should have been clearer. I don't think it's a representative of anyone to be honest, but it's a representative of something the world needs less of: pride.
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Male 4,242
daegog yes that's exactly the point. Many people in society judge a whole by its parts. Cops are often judged because of a few bad cops. Many people will tell you how all white people are racist because a few are. Their actions do reflect on everyone in the community.
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Male 3,496
dm2754 The Police is a different beast imo.  The "few" bad cops are entirely protected by the system.  When the "good" cops do not turn them in (and they rarely do without ruining their careers) then those good cops become equally bad.
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Male 3,425
we need more youtube superstars don't we dm2754. such intelligence
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Male 4,242
rumham what are you trying to say
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Male 5,475
dm2754 it's rumham's way of saying "im a troll but too afraid to admit it".
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Male 3,425
monkwarrior ad hominem,  fallicy troll
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Male 5,475
rumham so you don't plan on clearing up what you were trying to say?  Its going to be viewed as you were trolling if you don't.
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Male 3,425
monkwarrior troll. binary question dont change the subject
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Male 3,447
rumham It takes just 4 words:

Don't 

Feed

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Troll
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Male 3,425
kalron27 you are right. i demean myself by even talking to certain people online who i would never talk to in real life. 
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Male 3,425
dm2754 can't you read. 
lol 

Lauren Southern. lol

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Male 4,242
rumham well you're still not making any sense. Are you saying Lauren Sutherland is stupid for making an opinion piece? 
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rumham Southern Canada is still pretty far north to me kek 
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Male 3,496
This is the kinda shit that annoys me.. Use some obvious nonsense going on at a pride parade to cast aspersions upon all gay people as if they all signed off on what happens there.
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Male 6,077
daegog What she's saying, it seems to me, is that this kind of behavior at these very visible parades is the only exposure a lot of people knowingly get to gay people. This may then become the only basis they have by which to judge what gay people are like and since this is not how gay people generally behave the parades then give them a false, and possibly prejudice inducing, image. I'm not sure I agree, but I do see her point.
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Male 4,242
daegog that's exactly the point that Lauren was trying to make
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Male 3,425
dm2754 its another canadian telling americans how to live. oh boy
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