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10-06-2019, 20:52   #46
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Got an email from HR about it in work on Friday. CEO & his crew are going to be mixing with a selection of the minions for social media photos on the 28th. I'm
a contractor, so I'm puzzled what this has to do with me. If they want to pay me to stand and smile for a few photos, I'll do it but I can't see it happening.
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10-06-2019, 21:18   #47
 
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It's a left wing virtue signalling agenda being shoved down our throats. I don't have a problem with the acts of homosexuality as such but I don't think people need to be showing it off as if "look at me I'm gay isn't it great" when the vast majority don't care it should be tolerated not embraced. I also find it ironic a lot of the people that support pride also support mass Islamic immigration which supports throwing gays off buildings.
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10-06-2019, 21:25   #48
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It's a left wing virtue signalling agenda being shoved down our throats. I don't have a problem with the acts of homosexuality as such but I don't think people need to be showing it off as if "look at me I'm gay isn't it great" when the vast majority don't care it should be tolerated not embraced. I also find it ironic a lot of the people that support pride also support mass Islamic immigration which supports throwing gays off buildings.
In fairness homosexuality was a crime for a long time. It’s obvious the pendulum would swing the other way.
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10-06-2019, 22:20   #49
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Well I'm not gay, and the gay people I know are largely either online or abroad, i.e. I would interact with them on a personal level once every couple of years, at best.

So taking part in something "for pride" would seem to be a very blatant exercise in bandwagoning for me. I am not aware of any gay people that would appreciate my personal support.
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10-06-2019, 22:23   #50
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Snide passive aggressive remarks like that aren't very masculine, so you're already halfway there.
This is funny on a few levels.

No on the events on my part. Parades and such aren't my thing anyway. "Woke" parades even less so. The Gay men and women I know aren't the more vocal and flamboyant type, so I'd be surprised if they attend any. Maybe as part of a night out. Though would naturally broadly support the whole thing.

Dunno what the hell this addition of the Q bit is all about either. Always smelled of radical politics more than anything and LGBT covers it anyway. Then again those most wedded to identity politics bloody love adding even more and ever more daft identities to the mix to make themselves ever more "unique". Meh.
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10-06-2019, 22:24   #51
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So taking part in something "for pride" would seem to be a very blatant exercise in bandwagoning for me. I am not aware of any gay people that would appreciate my personal support.
Annnd we're back to agreeing again S. I do know a couple of those on the bandwagon of such things(and others), though to be fair I'd say for the vast majority of them it's more a social circle thing than anything political or look at meeeee!
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10-06-2019, 22:30   #52
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Straight white male here.

Not specifically doing anything for it and I don't like big public gatherings like Paddy's Day or anything so that's not my gig anyway. I am a passively tolerant bloke with friends from all over the spectrum so I don't feel the need to 'prove' any tolerance. If there is a 5-a-side or other sponsored event for it I may take part alright.

I wonder how parts of the LGBTQI+ community feel about corporate sponsors co-opting the pride movement for their corporate ends.Is it positive or cynical? Anyways - best of luck to those who it affects.
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10-06-2019, 22:35   #53
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It's a left wing virtue signalling agenda being shoved down our throats. I don't have a problem with the acts of homosexuality as such but I don't think people need to be showing it off as if "look at me I'm gay isn't it great" when the vast majority don't care it should be tolerated not embraced. I also find it ironic a lot of the people that support pride also support mass Islamic immigration which supports throwing gays off buildings.
the world has moved past you. deal with it.
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10-06-2019, 22:39   #54
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Nope hate crowds, not gay and anyone we do know who is aren't going either.

Anyone who is going to the parade etc hope ye have a good time and fcuk the begrudgers
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10-06-2019, 22:43   #55
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This is a big milestone for gay pride this year as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, when the modern LGBT rights movement was born.

In June 1969, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn, mourning the death of Judy Garland, resisted the routine police raids and harassment and rioted for 3 days and nights. The event caught worldwide media attention and the following year, 1970, the first gay pride march was held in New York.

During the 1970s pride events spread throughout the Western world and Dublin has its first pride march in 1983 in reaction to the verdict of the trial of the killers of Declan Flynn, a gay man who was murdered in Fairview Park.

Personally, I’ll be out of the country for the Dublin pride march and party (it’s a big piss up anyway which I avoid) but I’ve marched in Pride events before and it’s important to mark Pride to show how far we have come, to remember where we came from, out of the shadows and our closets, and to show solidarity with LGBT people in intolerant and oppressive regimes around the world.

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10-06-2019, 22:47   #56
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No, I've no interest in the subject or the events. I generally dislike being around groups of people.
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This is a big milestone for gay pride this year as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, there the modern LGBT rights movement was born.

In June 1969, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn, mourning the death of Judy Garland, resisted the routine police harassment and rioted for 3 days and nights. The event caught worldwide media attention and the following year, 1970, the first gay pride march was held in New York.

During the 1970s pride events spread throughout the Western world and Dublin has its first pride march in 1983 in reaction to the verdict of the trial of the killers of Declan Flynn, a gay man who was murdered in Fairview Park.

Personally, I’ll be out of the country for the Dublin pride march and party (it’s a bid piss up anyway which I avoid) but I’ve marched in Pride events before and it’s important to mark Pride to show how far we have come, to remember where we came from, out of the shadows and our closets, and to show solidarity with LGBT people in intolerant and oppressive regimes around the world.
Dont forget the drag queens.
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10-06-2019, 22:48   #58
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I wasn't planning to, but if I''m around when a party happens, then sure why not.
i was going to say no but i'm changing my answer to this one

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It's a left wing virtue signalling agenda being shoved down our throats. I don't have a problem with the acts of homosexuality as such but I don't think people need to be showing it off as if "look at me I'm gay isn't it great" when the vast majority don't care it should be tolerated not embraced. I also find it ironic a lot of the people that support pride also support mass Islamic immigration which supports throwing gays off buildings.

acts of homosexuality as such, brilliant
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Not gay and I don't know any gays, so no.
You more than likely do.
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I really don't.
You mustn't know many people so.
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