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marginlized Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 02:29 PM
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37. Curious
Im just curious, are the ideas expressed in your essay yours, or are they based on some reading assignments? If you had sources from your class, what were they? Ive been to quite a few pride events, starting in 1972, and have never seen anything like what you describe.

Even during my one day at the Dore Alley - about as radical as you can get - I didnt see anyone having sex, unless you count being whipped as public sex. Plenty of nudity, yes, and all manner of raunchy costume, of course. But then I wasnt there for the evening. And, its funny, but these days I think there are more heterosexuals at Folsom Street than gays and lesbians.

But since when is parading in silly costumes radical? Mummers have been at it since the 17th Century?! Carnival and Fat Tuesday arent new.

To second the point a prior poster made, I dont think gay pride events are breaking new ground. The part thats upsetting the horses, as always, is the gay part.
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