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6-15-2011 @ 5:00PM
I don't expect many people to understand this, but I'm going to try and explain it anyway.GLBT Pride is about several things, but events like the one being held on Proudmoore are quite simply about PRIDE.Almost every GLBT person at some point in their lives has had to live with the consequences of others hating or fearing them. Almost every GLBT person has had to live in constant fear at some point in their lives. If not in fear of being beaten up or worse, then perhaps in fear of losing their job or their family. Pride events are not only about being able to stand up and shout "I'm GLBT!" but also about being able to walk down the sidewalk next to your partner (not pushing it on anyone in any way) and expect people to understand implicitly that that person is your sweetie.And if you don't think the GLBT community needs this sort of time/space, go spend some time reading the news, and learn. I'm not going to get into the political, religious, or social beliefs issues, because this is not the place for them. Just try to imagine what it would be like to be the 90lb weakling in *every* aspect of your life, with nobody (in many cases, not even the law) to protect you, and understand why it's important to be able to connect with others who are in the same boat.
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