What has Gay Pride become? What started out as a human rights protest is very far from that now. Whilst we recognize the importance of celebration and visibility. Has Pride not become a parody of itself? A day out for the strait family's to come and ogle and giggle at the the gays and their flamboyance. An acceptance of "gay culture" so long as it is packaged as "Pink Froth". Gay Pride has become a celebration of white male hedonism, a big camp corporate event, that mainstream politicians can jump on the bandwagon of and pat themselves on the back for being 'Oh so inclusive', and a chance to cash in on the "Pink Pound"
Pride started out rooted in the civil rights movement. Jump ahead 40 years and now Ethnic minorities are sidelined, feminists are sidelined, transgendered people are sidelined.
And the situation for LGBTI people around the world is worse than it has ever been. With the rise in power of both the Christian Fundamentalist and the apposing but remarkably similar Islamic Fundamentalists. LGBTI people around the world are being raped, tortured, imprisoned, burned, ambushed, stoned to death and hung.
But hey pass the tequila and hand me my pink feather bower. Don't you know its pride?