What are you proud of? Your sexuality? Great, Fine, I am too. But why do you need a parade to flaunt it?
Furthermore, why do gay men have to flaunt their shirtless bodies on the pride parade like they are in a Sex Shop or working for Chippendale's. If you want people to accept you for who you are, you need to accept other's people's acceptance of what is decent. I do not want society thinking that gay men are all about leather, lisping, being shirtless, HIV, and exposing their bodies in tight thongs. Yet they do it, and think that is normal and acceptable. Sorry. Not to me. I want society to accept the gay and lesbian population as regular people who want to accepted into society not due to their sexual preference, but rather to the love that they have for one another. But the whole Pride Festival disproves that. And if you think about it. It is sad.
They go on and on that they want equality and to be taken seriously, but when you have events such as pride looking like a retarded circus orgy, it's kinda hard to exercise empathy for their cause.