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« on: June 04, 2018, 04:26:22 PM »

Happy pride month everyone! <3

I had noticed nobody made a topic about this yet, so I decided I'd make one here. In multiple places in the world, the LGBTQ+ community had made great progress in equal rights and acceptance. More and more nations are beginning to legalize same-sex marriage, including Austria which approved same-sex marriage since the last pride month! We've made it a long way, but there is a still long way to go! It's great to have this month to spread awareness, not just about in our own community, but around the world.

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 06:06:58 PM »

Its still sad to see that not everywhere has legalized same-sex marriage. Are we still in the 40s for gods sake!?
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 05:51:13 PM »

oh yeet. not entirely sure if im gonna go myself but some of my friends r planning to go to seattle pride
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 09:23:27 AM »

Its still sad to see that not everywhere has legalized same-sex marriage. Are we still in the 40s for gods sake!?
I think that it's totally ok to be in a relationship of same sex, but not marriage
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 07:56:52 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 08:00:11 AM »

Why do they need a whole month though? It just gives all the annoying members of the LGBT community an excuse to shove their sexuality down other people's throats.

Perhaps that came off as offensive. Sorry, I meant to say that we should support them all the time and making it seem like a special occasion will only allow that small clique of extremists to advertise their sexuality everywhere. Anyone get what I'm saying?
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 08:05:29 AM »

I agree, although I also see the need for a specific time to celebrate. Same with Black History Month. It would be best if we could celebrate it year-round, but most people would not notice it as much then.

As long as we don't get "Where's straight white male month?!"!
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 08:14:40 AM »

I agree, although I also see the need for a specific time to celebrate. Same with Black History Month. It would be best if we could celebrate it year-round, but most people would not notice it as much then.

As long as we don't get "Where's straight white male month?!"!
Meh, I just don't think we need a celebration at all. It would be nice if the world could just stop caring. If someone mentions that they're gay, they're likely to be met with some reactions along the lines of "Ew, you shouldn't be gay, that's unholy" and "Oh my god you're such a brave and powerful person", and I think both of these reactions need to just stop. It would be better if we could just neutralize all these negative and positive associations and stop regarding someone's sexuality as a part of their personality, because that leads to unnecessary biases on both sides of the spectrum.
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 08:31:25 AM »

That actually makes so much sense invisible

In a way, pride feels like a celebration just for existing and being slightly different member of society
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 08:33:24 AM »

Meh, I just don't think we need a celebration at all. It would be nice if the world could just stop caring. If someone mentions that they're gay, they're likely to be met with some reactions along the lines of "Ew, you shouldn't be gay, that's unholy" and "Oh my god you're such a brave and powerful person", and I think both of these reactions need to just stop. It would be better if we could just neutralize all these negative and positive associations and stop regarding someone's sexuality as a part of their personality, because that leads to unnecessary biases on both sides of the spectrum.
In your opinion, what would be a good way to begin to work towards this?

There are a few minorities who love getting spotlights, but most want to be treated like you have described. The problem is getting there without bringing the issue into a spotlight. I wonder what would be a way to find the best of both worlds!
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 08:42:24 AM »

Coming from a gay boy, I don't care about pride month and would prefer it not exist because of reasons stated above. It promotes division, not unity, of diverse groups.
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 09:13:24 AM »

In your opinion, what would be a good way to begin to work towards this?

There are a few minorities who love getting spotlights, but most want to be treated like you have described. The problem is getting there without bringing the issue into a spotlight. I wonder what would be a way to find the best of both worlds!
I have no clue, and that's the problem.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 09:22:54 AM »

Maybe replace pride with human rights month? Maybe that's already a thing
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 09:25:24 AM »

@y'all have you ever read the history of pride month? And the contemporary treatment of homosexuals?

Yes, gay rights are legal in America. And Canada, and some other western countries. However, more than half of the world still oppresses them and does not recognize their rights.

Even in the west, homophobia still exists, and it is not a small problem either. Even if we exclude the casual homophobia, there still exists some serious bigotry towards gay people. They are not at par with the rest of the society. It is the case of the society still actively trying to ostracize them, moreso in the East than the West, and despite all this, they are proud of who they are. This is why pride month is very important, and deserves to be celebrated.
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 09:36:42 AM »

@y'all have you ever read the history of pride month? And the contemporary treatment of homosexuals?

Yes, gay rights are legal in America. And Canada, and some other western countries. However, more than half of the world still oppresses them and does not recognize their rights.

Even in the west, homophobia still exists, and it is not a small problem either. Even if we exclude the casual homophobia, there still exists some serious bigotry towards gay people. They are not at par with the rest of the society. It is the case of the society still actively trying to ostracize them, moreso in the East than the West, and despite all this, they are proud of who they are. This is why pride month is very important, and deserves to be celebrated.
Does it do anything though? That's the question.

We first must look at the places that celebrate pride. Obviously, they're pretty much all countries where homosexuality is legalised. Some of these countries still have rather conservative populations so pride can at least be an escape from homophobia. But that's about it.

Pride does not spread around to nations that dislike homosexuality. In fact, in many ways it only makes it worse. As someone with a Russian background, you have to realise how drag shows and pride parades only live up to stereotypes of homosexuality. Therefore, making Russia's perception of homosexuality worse than before.
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