Lesbian & Gay Pride festival is this ...

Lesbian & Gay Pride festival is this weekend

There are 20 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from May 11, 2010, titled Lesbian & Gay Pride festival is this weekend. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Aboard the Hamburger Mary double-decker bus during the 2009 Long Beach Pride Parade.

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Spike

San Jose, CA

#1 May 11, 2010
Gays! Sex! Gay Sex! Sexy gays! Gays having sex! Sex !

Angry bitter breeders who don't live anywhere near Ocean Blvd. bitching about Ocean Blvd. being closed.

Blue hair tea-baggers bitching about how embarrassing this is for the City, then heading off to their wash and set with Mr. Billy.

Dykes on bikes, a parade that lasts way to long, over priced festival, Flock of Seagulls. Gotta love how you fear us.

Spike will be there, out and proud! Bloody mary's in the AM, beers at the festival, furlough on Monday! Kisses to the hot hispanic fem lesbians and their butch dyke black girl friends! Diversity ROCKS and scares the hell outta the breeders.

Bring it on, haters ....
Icouldusesomehel p

La Habra, CA

#2 May 11, 2010
I really don't have a problem with the parade. You, however seem to be pretty wrapped up in it.

You should be happy that after two hours, nobody really cares enough to comment on it. You see, the rest of us do not define ourselves by our sexual orientation and behavior.
Mitch Conner

El Cajon, CA

#3 May 11, 2010
If you don't have anything to say, don't type at all.
CHS

Long Beach, CA

#4 May 12, 2010
My niece is pretty psyched about the festival. She's not gay, I think. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Heberts folly

Torrance, CA

#5 May 12, 2010
Will also be an outpouring of people flying or carrying American flags along with the rainbows on parade Sunday.
Ronald Dork

United States

#6 May 12, 2010
Oh hell I will not be in Long Beach this weekend, I want to stay straight, ya dig, Viva Argentina!
Avenger

AOL

#8 May 13, 2010
I don't care about the Gay Day Parade. Local color. If I were to see some part of it I guess I'd just smirk and be glad you can't get married. I like it that way. Just the way I am. It makes me feel warm and happy inside. Wear something to the parade people can take a picture of and show to their religious friends to illustrate how depraved and sick your community is. That's what people think of when they go into the polling booth.
Have a nice day.
GUNNY

Los Angeles, CA

#9 May 14, 2010
Although I am not gay, I fully support the Gay and Lesbian community and wish them a "butt" load of fun this weekend. This is what the LBC is about... DIVERSITY!!! Party like rock stars... this is your weekend!
Lisa

Chinese Camp, CA

#10 May 14, 2010
I don't understand the importance, or the need to "celebrate" and have a "parade" for a bunch of gay folks?

It's gotta be a political thing for Long Beach. That's all I can come up with. Are all the Council people gay? The City Management? I just don't get it. What does a person's sexual persuasion have to do with a parade? What are they celebrating???

It's totally embarrassing to see men dressed up like hookers or fairies? And women trying to look like rough biker men? Is that supposed to be attractive?! These people have some serious issues.

It's sickening, and shameful for ANY city to put on such a disgusting event.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#11 May 15, 2010
Lisa wrote:
I don't understand the importance, or the need to "celebrate" and have a "parade" for a bunch of gay folks?
It's gotta be a political thing for Long Beach. That's all I can come up with. Are all the Council people gay? The City Management? I just don't get it. What does a person's sexual persuasion have to do with a parade? What are they celebrating???
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They are celebrating surviving the other 364 days surrounded with folks like you.

When people like you are completely at ease with a gay couple holding hands in the street, and gay youth being 100% open in schools, and gay people in general living openly and honestly in your workplace, your neighborhood, and your church, THEN such festivals won't be needed.

As it is, it's still one of the ONLY places where a gay person can hold hands with their loved ones, and be completely relaxed. And that has a womderful draw, to be able to relax and be one's self, surrounded by those who do not judge you based on a single physical characteristic.

You might want to try it sometime.

And as for your horror of gay men, or drag queens, my questions whould be WHY?

Most gay folks are not flamboyant at all, but for those that are, you might want to ask yourself how theya re harming YOU?

Are you also horrified by punkers, and goths, Leather clad biker dudes, and straight women who wear revealing clothing?

You are going to run out of people to judge, since everyone is different in some way, and likely offensive to someone else for some trait.
Long Beach Guy

United States

#12 May 15, 2010
Men dressing and acting like women. Do they secretly desire to be a female?

Women dressing and acting like men. Do they desire to be male?

That whole lifestyle is weird and confusing and nobody seems to be able to explain it. I don't think they know themselves!

Whatever. It serves no purpose to have a festival or publicly flaunt their lifestyle.
Angela Duits

El Dorado Hills, CA

#13 May 16, 2010
Good luck Gay Pride Parade. Stand up and be Counted on Dearth. Married and divorced people don't realize they are Titanic problems on Dearth.
They are the biggest Crybabies everywhere and 24/365. They have no respect or value for anyone beyond their noses. Their arrogance, egotism, and vanity is the size of 2 Jupiters. Maybe they should go there. Then we can't hear you.

Married people should stay in the basements. We don't need your BS, Stupidity, Ignorance, Arrogance and Hatred. You should live in glass houses and drive glass cars. Then everyone can see your true colors and LIES. You are cowards and cockroaches of societies. You added 6 billion humans last century on DEARTH. You are the number once cause of POLLUTION next to Technology.

Marriage is a Mirage. "Sex is the root of all evil, and it has no conscious", Frued. Sex is 2 billion years old on Dearth. Over 450 species of animals are homosexual. So What! God invented the universe, sex and Earth not married people. Shutup forever. MYOB. You are the biggest crybabies (Titanic). You deserve your migraines, debt, depression, drugs, kids, and divorces. Growup Crybabies. Marriage is a five sided square. There are no 50-50 marriages.

Only humans breed daily, animals behave better than you. So True. All your freebees, GREED, Lifestyles, kids, and compensations have bankrupted global societies.

The global poverty, Dearth, and overpopulation created by marriages are the end of the human race within 100 years. This is no lie. Marriage has no assets, just liabilities. You are always in DEBT.

Married women are subservient, subsistent, subjugated and sad. They lose their individual identity and value. This is the 21st Century not the 1st. Where are you? Feminism just gave you another job. Now the heart attack rates, ulcers, hypertension etc, are equal to a man. YEAH. Be Careful what you wish for. You are not superwoman. Joke!

Marriage has the highest failure rates global (85%+ for 2x divores). Don't forget to include those legally and unlegally divorce and co-habitats (17%). Public (pubic) schools and Prisons are next failures. Cleanup your own house of cards, junk, and failures.

Ninety (90%)of parents are Irresponsible. They bother their employers, parents, co-workers, neighbors, and societies, etc. to support marriage.
I thought you were superior.

Marriage is a dependent relationship. You are not Superfly. It is a social and religious status. Bottom Line, it is a cheap, convenient, welfare and breeding business. It is a sex, money and kid Contract. Corporate America is over family friendly, AMOK. These are violations of state and federal labor laws. We are not all equal in societies.

The Bible is Brain Washing Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Religion is a human invention (menopoly). Married and divorce people are overrated by society and religion. They are so bored on the weekend that they attend rectangles of fame and fortune aka Church. Can't you do something intelligent?

Take the time to read what is written about marriages and divorces. The facts are horrible and globally a crime. There is no free Sex or Kids. Wakeup stupid and married people. Kids are a punishment for sex. Why can't you realize this. Well, you produce kids that take your job away within 16-20 years. Now that is absolutely stupidity.

Marriage is a CRIME. Your imbalance sheets are full of liabilities and irresponsibilities. You are never held accountable just compensated.

Our societies had to invent free public schools, SS, SDI, social services, school buses, Medi Cal, Section 8 housing, food stamps, etc. because of your irresponsibilities and inabilities. Kids are latch key (1964 term). Grandparents are raising grandkids at 50-60%. This is a crime. You are definitely overrated. You are under a microscope. The devil is in the details. Also, 90% of parents are Irresponsible. Why? You think you waltz on water and Fly.

Angela Duits, Long Beach
Respect for all humans and lifestyles
Tom

La Verne, CA

#14 May 16, 2010
Lisa wrote:
I don't understand the importance, or the need to "celebrate" and have a "parade" for a bunch of gay folks?
It's gotta be a political thing for Long Beach. That's all I can come up with. Are all the Council people gay? The City Management? I just don't get it. What does a person's sexual persuasion have to do with a parade? What are they celebrating???
It's totally embarrassing to see men dressed up like hookers or fairies? And women trying to look like rough biker men? Is that supposed to be attractive?! These people have some serious issues.
It's sickening, and shameful for ANY city to put on such a disgusting event.
"It's gotta be a political thing."

No it's an economy thing.
Tom

La Verne, CA

#15 May 16, 2010
Long Beach Guy wrote:
Men dressing and acting like women. Do they secretly desire to be a female?
Women dressing and acting like men. Do they desire to be male?
That whole lifestyle is weird and confusing and nobody seems to be able to explain it. I don't think they know themselves!
Whatever. It serves no purpose to have a festival or publicly flaunt their lifestyle.
I suggest you try to find books or documentaries of gay cultures. Sometimes people forget that they are HUMAN BEINGS. Not all gay people are the same.
Short Left Index Finger

Toronto, Canada

#16 May 16, 2010
This thing says 2009.This is 2010.
seaside

El Dorado Hills, CA

#17 May 16, 2010
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>
"It's gotta be a political thing."
No it's an economy thing.
Economy thing? That's even worse! Pretty sad that LB has to stoop to this kind of ridiculous carnival just to raise some money?

Sure, the hotels and restaurants make a few bucks... but what does this disgusting event do for the city's character and reputation?!
Tom

La Verne, CA

#18 May 16, 2010
seaside wrote:
<quoted text>
Economy thing? That's even worse! Pretty sad that LB has to stoop to this kind of ridiculous carnival just to raise some money?
Sure, the hotels and restaurants make a few bucks... but what does this disgusting event do for the city's character and reputation?!
Crime rates and gang violence are high, and you worry about the parade's reputation for the city?
please

Dover, DE

#19 May 16, 2010
rim me
CHS

Long Beach, CA

#20 May 16, 2010
Angela's sign-off should read: "Respect for all humans and lifestyles except for married humans and the institution of marriage."
silent wind

Newport Beach, CA

#21 May 17, 2010
long beach police department and correspondents are commiting themselves thier own lies and hateful city!!

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