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#1 swmr545

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:41 PM

To Sacramento Pride.

The parade starts at 10 am Saturday morning, and should be lasting 45 minutes or so. The park (Southside park located at 6th and T) is open during that time as well.

This year, we are having members of the faith community marching in our parade to show their support for the LGBTQ community.

I hope you guys come and have a fun day...and this is a family friendly event. You will see people dressed to what their comfort level is though.

Happy Pride Month!!!

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:51 PM

The parade route is as follows:

Nth and 13th (starting), West on N, South (left) on 7th, and ends at 7th and T.

If you plan on going to the parade, I suggest being closer to the Park, and standing on the East side of the street since it will be in the shade more.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE(swmr545 @ Jun 15 2007, 12:51 AM) View Post
The parade route is as follows:

Nth and 13th (starting), West on N, South (left) on 7th, and ends at 7th and T.

If you plan on going to the parade, I suggest being closer to the Park, and standing on the East side of the street since it will be in the shade more.



Is it going to be like the Folsom Street Fair in SF? There is some wild dress there... REALLY wild. Just thinking of the kids...



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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:32 AM

I used to go to the Pride Parade in Chicago. Crazy parade. I wouldn't exactly call it "family friendly," but rather a good time.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:36 AM

QUOTE(booboo @ Jun 15 2007, 09:29 AM) View Post
Is it going to be like the Folsom Street Fair in SF? There is some wild dress there... REALLY wild. Just thinking of the kids...



Based on the Folsom Street Fair it is more like lack of dress. I never would have imagined I would see leather chaps worn that way lmaosmiley.gif I went once and decided that I probably did not need to go again.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE(swmr545 @ Jun 15 2007, 12:41 AM) View Post
To Sacramento Pride.

The parade starts at 10 am Saturday morning, and should be lasting 45 minutes or so. The park (Southside park located at 6th and T) is open during that time as well.

This year, we are having members of the faith community marching in our parade to show their support for the LGBTQ community.

I hope you guys come and have a fun day...and this is a family friendly event. You will see people dressed to what their comfort level is though.

Happy Pride Month!!!


Have a fun day!

Which faith groups will be in attendance?


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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE(folsombound @ Jun 15 2007, 09:36 AM) View Post
Based on the Folsom Street Fair it is more like lack of dress. I never would have imagined I would see leather chaps worn that way lmaosmiley.gif I went once and decided that I probably did not need to go again.


I know they guy you're talking about!

Call me "Mr. Buttinski", but I was very concerned for him. I told him that he was wise to wear protective gear such as chaps and gloves when preparing to ride horses. But I also warned him that he should probably consider wearing pants *under* the chaps, perhaps jeans, or else the horse ride would still be an uncomfortable experience for him. I also told him that he should probably also wear a shirt, or at least a lot of sunscreen, to reduce skin damage while out on the range, and I told him that the leather Greek fisherman hat he had was a good idea, but probably something with a wider brim, like a good Stetson, would keep the glare out of his eyes.

Also I pointed out to him that his red bandana would do him no good at keeping the dust out of his face unless he put it around his neck. You don't even want to know where he *was* wearing his bandana. Sheesh... city slickers!

He asked me if I was "a breeder", and I said that I wasn't. Although I am very knowledgable about horses, I don't have near enough pasture land, let alone time, for breeding. But I told him that if he was looking for a stud service I could probably hook him up. He seemed really interested in that, but that's when Diana Ross came by and interrupted us. Great singer. She's way taller in real life than I thought she was.




Oh, also, if you go to the Folsom Street Fair, avoid the "dunking booth". Learned that one the hard way.
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE(booboo @ Jun 15 2007, 09:29 AM) View Post
Is it going to be like the Folsom Street Fair in SF? There is some wild dress there... REALLY wild. Just thinking of the kids...


No it won't be. There will be a leatherdaddy float, and the dykes on bikes as well. But Sac PD and pride organizers always make sure that during the parade, there is no nudity. Inside the gates there is rarely any nudity, just very very very skin tight clothes, short short short shorts, you get the picture. Only in the adult sections (21 up) is there nudity.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE(bordercolliefan @ Jun 15 2007, 10:12 AM) View Post
Have a fun day!

Which faith groups will be in attendance?


Multiple Christian groups, and I'm speaking at a Jewish Temple tonight to let them know what they can expect if protestors show up.


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Posted 15 June 2007 - 02:19 PM

Sorry I just don't get the whole gay pride thing. Pride about having a sexual preference? I may be the only one around here that thinks this way but the thought of a city supporting an event like this is offensive to me. I guess I am just behind the times (really not such a bad place to be).

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 02:25 PM

+1. I don't think I'm as old as Msgt, but I think it's kind of strange to be proud of your sexual preferences one way or another. (To be fair I also think it's a little strange to congratulate someone on getting pregnant/or getting someone pregnant.)

On the other hand, there's that old adage about any excuse for a parade/party. For those who want to enjoy it, enjoy!
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 02:38 PM

Have fun at your parade. I won't be going because I don't really care who you like to have sex with. Why you feel a parade is necessary is beyond me - but enjoy nonetheless.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE(MSgt @ Jun 15 2007, 03:19 PM) View Post
Sorry I just don't get the whole gay pride thing. Pride about having a sexual preference? I may be the only one around here that thinks this way but the thought of a city supporting an event like this is offensive to me. I guess I am just behind the times (really not such a bad place to be).


I don't think it's so much that one is proud to prefer their same sex as it is to be proud to be who they are.

Persecuted groups have often been made to feel ashamed of who they are, whether it is their race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, or sexual preference. Although the original march was on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and were organized as a march to demand fair treatment, it grew in to something that I think showed gays that they are not alone, and should not be ashamed of being who they are.

I also believe that the celebration sometimes gets hijacked by people who want to display and perpetuate every vulgar gay stereotype, much of which belongs behind closed doors, rather than on display for the public to see.

Instead of 'treat us fairly, we are just like you', it has grown to into 'look at me! I'm in drag!', or 'check out my arse in these chaps!'

I know gays that hate that aspect of the parades, as again, they only serve to perpetuate negative stereotypes.

I think a more appropriate pride parade might show gays as normal working citizens.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE(MSgt @ Jun 15 2007, 03:19 PM) View Post
Sorry I just don't get the whole gay pride thing. Pride about having a sexual preference? I may be the only one around here that thinks this way but the thought of a city supporting an event like this is offensive to me. I guess I am just behind the times (really not such a bad place to be).


I've always used a simple technique to if an organization / event is ok. I like to change the participants and see if I get an uneasy feeling. Here are some: White Students Association, NAAWP (the national association for the advancement of white people) (yes I know, they call it the KKK), The Straight Pride Pride, etc. I know it never makes a difference, but it is fun anyway.

In any case, have fun swmr545. It looks like it will cool down some tomorrow for you. At least the heat won't be oppressive.
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Posted 15 June 2007 - 03:27 PM

QUOTE(stevethedad @ Jun 15 2007, 03:59 PM) View Post
I also believe that the celebration sometimes gets hijacked by people who want to display and perpetuate every vulgar gay stereotype, much of which belongs behind closed doors, rather than on display for the public to see.


I think a more appropriate pride parade might show gays as normal working citizens.

JMO


Makes sense.




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