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is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

Old Jun 25th 2023, 12:03 am
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I've been wondering, we have about one month of Remembrance before Nov. 11th, something of relevance to all Canadians and Brits as well.

There is one whole month of Gay Pride month, for a comparatively small amount of Canadians.

And Canada Day is only around the Canada Day weekend, something of relevance to all Canadians.

As a matter of fact, only a small amount of Canadians identify of Lesbian or Gay, but all are Canadians. I think this is roughly 1 Million out of 40 Million Canadians. However in Toronto it seems Gay Pride is so strong, it makes it look as if at least 20 Million of Canadians are gay or lesbian?

Thus I am wondering if Gay Pride is a bit too long and overblown in context of comparison of Canada Day and Remembrance.
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Old Jun 25th 2023, 6:36 am
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

Originally Posted by OrangeMango
I've been wondering, we have about one month of Remembrance before Nov. 11th, something of relevance to all Canadians and Brits as well.

There is one whole month of Gay Pride month, for a comparatively small amount of Canadians.

And Canada Day is only around the Canada Day weekend, something of relevance to all Canadians.

As a matter of fact, only a small amount of Canadians identify of Lesbian or Gay, but all are Canadians. I think this is roughly 1 Million out of 40 Million Canadians. However in Toronto it seems Gay Pride is so strong, it makes it look as if at least 20 Million of Canadians are gay or lesbian?

Thus I am wondering if Gay Pride is a bit too long and overblown in context of comparison of Canada Day and Remembrance.
Well, none of us likes having it rammed down our throats.
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Old Jun 25th 2023, 9:37 am
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Well, none of us likes having it rammed down our throats.
🌈 Happy Pride. 🌈





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🌈 Happy Pride. 🌈





Love is love, as my collegue with the spectacular pride meeting backdrop has it.
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

One year, my daughter, the one who likes dancing on floats, was in the Pride parade. She was also in the Caribana parade. I thought that was a bit much; not queer, not West Indian, celebrating anyway. Cultural appropriation, innit?
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Most gays couldn’t give a flying fig about Pride. It’s long since become a big day out for middle class straight ‘allies’.
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

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Most gays couldn’t give a flying fig about Pride. It’s long since become a big day out for middle class straight ‘allies’.
I don't think that's true in redneck Canada. I think attending, or participating in, say, the Regina pride parade, is still a brave and significant thing. Toronto, yeah, well, maybe. I don't think them visibly dangling dongs are attached to middle class straight 'allies'.
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

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I don't think that's true in redneck Canada. I think attending, or participating in, say, the Regina pride parade, is still a brave and significant thing. Toronto, yeah, well, maybe. I don't think them visibly dangling dongs are attached to middle class straight 'allies'.
I've never minded the gay pride celebrations in London UK, they were usualy on one day or over a couple of days, nor do I mind if they have their own gay bars and clubs.

Well, for the past whole month, or nearly month we all have heard this ugly singing of some gay choir on the TTC where in the beginning nobody really knew what it was.
Then the city was full of strangely dressed charakters and one had to see parts of some human's anatomiy which wasn't even beautiful. I find that utterly and abjectively gross.

Also love is not about who makes the most colorful noise or constant presence in the public.

It would be a lot better if gay and lesbian would be more normal, in their behaviour as well as in the way they dress.
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

This thread would get a much better response in our TIO forum.
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
This thread would get a much better response in our TIO forum.
Or in the Daily Mail.
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

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This thread would get a much better response in our TIO forum.
That did occur to me.
It would go nicely with the sister thread - Black people in the UK, are they taking things too far?
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

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That did occur to me.
It would go nicely with the sister thread - Black people in the UK, are they taking things too far?
Ha! I was going to post on this thread that asking gay people to be less gay is bonkers, you may as well ask black people to be less black. It would seem that satire is dead.
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Originally Posted by OrangeMango
I've never minded the gay pride celebrations in London UK, they were usualy on one day or over a couple of days, nor do I mind if they have their own gay bars and clubs.

Well, for the past whole month, or nearly month we all have heard this ugly singing of some gay choir on the TTC where in the beginning nobody really knew what it was.
Then the city was full of strangely dressed charakters and one had to see parts of some human's anatomiy which wasn't even beautiful. I find that utterly and abjectively gross.

Also love is not about who makes the most colorful noise or constant presence in the public.

It would be a lot better if gay and lesbian would be more normal, in their behaviour as well as in the way they dress.
Let's just change this up a bit and see if it's still appropriate.

I've never minded the black pride celebrations in London UK, they were usualy on one day or over a couple of days, nor do I mind if they have their own black bars and clubs.

Well, for the past whole month, or nearly month we all have heard this ugly singing of some black choir on the TTC where in the beginning nobody really knew what it was.
Then the city was full of strangely dressed charakters and one had to see parts of some human's anatomiy which wasn't even beautiful. I find that utterly and abjectively gross.

Also race is not about who makes the most colorful noise or constant presence in the public.

It would be a lot better if black and other races would be more normal, in their behaviour as well as in the way they dress

Still ok with this opinion?
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

Originally Posted by Dorothy
Let's just change this up a bit and see if it's still appropriate.

I've never minded the black pride celebrations in London UK, they were usualy on one day or over a couple of days, nor do I mind if they have their own black bars and clubs.

Well, for the past whole month, or nearly month we all have heard this ugly singing of some black choir on the TTC where in the beginning nobody really knew what it was.
Then the city was full of strangely dressed charakters and one had to see parts of some human's anatomiy which wasn't even beautiful. I find that utterly and abjectively gross.

Also race is not about who makes the most colorful noise or constant presence in the public.

It would be a lot better if black and other races would be more normal, in their behaviour as well as in the way they dress

Still ok with this opinion?
I think you missed the point above, the OP has made the post you suggest.
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Default Re: is Gay Pride in Toronto a bit too much?

Originally Posted by OrangeMango

Thus I am wondering if Gay Pride is a bit too long and overblown in context of comparison of Canada Day and Remembrance.
Other than some brands switching their logos to a rainbow colour on LinkedIn I hadn't noticed Pride was on in Toronto.

The last Remembrance Day I remember some angry dinosaur iced hockey pundit was complaining about people downtown and milk and honey otherwise I hadn't noticed it either.

I know when Canada Day is on because it's everywhere- comfortably the most offensive and nauseating day of the year. It's bad enough being asked to rise for anthems and remove my hat at sporting occasions. Patriotic hogwash. There is a day off work though which makes it a little palatable.
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