Gay Pride Festival rally gets underway

Gay Pride Festival rally gets underway

There are 155 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 20, 2009, titled Gay Pride Festival rally gets underway. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Crowds are forming Downtown for the Columbus Pride Festival rally at the Statehouse and parade to follow.

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I laugh at you

Galloway, OH

#34 Jun 20, 2009
I M SAVED R U wrote:
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That is as it should be.
don't worry. jesus will save you. just like he saved himself on the cross.
Scared Columbusite

Blacklick, OH

#37 Jun 20, 2009
I laugh at you wrote:
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you need to go back to school if you think you can catch AIDS from walking down the street.
Why does the city let "them" gather in such large groups in such public places? It is called the First Ammendment you fool and it guarentees people the freedom of assembly. Wow. You really suck.
What does any of this have to do with Coleman? Do you need him to wipe your bum too so you don't catch a disease. How old are you? 12?
I am sorry if I have offended you but I have this thing wrong in my head that makes me afraid of germs and disease. I talk to a doctor and it helps enough to allow me to function in the world but only just barely. I stopped going to church because what they said there about those people made me worse. It's just that when I read about what happened downtown today the thing wrong in my head gets real bad thinking about HIV and AIDS. I understand about the First Amendment but the fear is still there. I am sorry if I offended you. I am 54 and I am just trying to get through my life.
Bob

Galloway, OH

#38 Jun 20, 2009
Crith wrote:
Thweet
Hey buddy, sounds like you have something in your mouth.
Anna Reed

United States

#40 Jun 20, 2009
If we had a straight parade. Would anyone mind that?
Joe

Saint Marys, OH

#41 Jun 20, 2009
Scared Columbusite wrote:
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I am sorry if I have offended you but I have this thing wrong in my head that makes me afraid of germs and disease. I talk to a doctor and it helps enough to allow me to function in the world but only just barely. I stopped going to church because what they said there about those people made me worse. It's just that when I read about what happened downtown today the thing wrong in my head gets real bad thinking about HIV and AIDS. I understand about the First Amendment but the fear is still there. I am sorry if I offended you. I am 54 and I am just trying to get through my life.
You are 54 and trying to get through your life...you still need to grow up and get an education, you can't get aids from walking down the street.
Anna Reed

United States

#42 Jun 20, 2009
If you want man on man so be it BUTT why the hell do we all have to know about it and accept it. I don't think its acceptable for straights or Queers to show PDA. Its just that you gays just want it all out their in our face. Keep it just in your bedroon or coffee table where ever just not in our face.
Joe

Saint Marys, OH

#43 Jun 20, 2009
Anna Reed wrote:
If we had a straight parade. Would anyone mind that?
Plan it and do it! Nobody cares
Joe

Saint Marys, OH

#44 Jun 20, 2009
rUYBUS wrote:
I bet you 10 years from now that 90% of this freak show will be dead from AIDS
Very sad that you would say something like this? This is just as bad as saying that I hope you die from cancer, don't wish this or any other thing on someone!
Anna Reed

United States

#45 Jun 20, 2009
After I read the comments about wefare I have to say for the ones that have aids you are the one welfare is paying all the big hospital and meds bills for costing us tax payers BIG time so if you most PLEASE have safe sex it will cost us less!!!
wtf

Dublin, OH

#46 Jun 20, 2009
Over 50% of HIV transmission is from male to male sex. Now that's something to be really proud of
Rob

Nashport, OH

#47 Jun 20, 2009
Today was a good day for the gay community in Columbus. While people will always bash the gay community, it was a great event and something that the city should be proud of. While everyone might not agree with everything that happens in the community, it is a group of people gathering together, whether white, black, Hispanic, etc and all getting along. No matter the religion, race or anything else, you are accepted. For me today, being an active participant in the festivities, I encourage the protestors and the crazies to come out. It only makes us stronger. I have been with my husband for 9 years now and plan on another 60. I have been the victim of gay bashing and was hospitalized for it. NO matter what you can throw at me, I will always be proud and happy to be a gay man. From some of the posts that I have read here, I have to say that we have some very uneducated and unhappy people in this city. For you all, I wish you the best of luck in life. I hope that you are able to find some happiness. We have found happiness. You can to.
steve_stiffler

Grove City, OH

#48 Jun 20, 2009
Anna Reed wrote:
If we had a straight parade. Would anyone mind that?
We would be charged with a "hate crime."
Frank

Galion, OH

#49 Jun 20, 2009
bob wrote:
Does the homosexual community relize that there is no homosexuality in the animal kingdom. spot the dog will not stand for it. its unbelievable that a dog feels more worth than a human. now please return to your closet and stop making a fool of yourself!!!!!!!!!!
Well you need to get out more often because I have seen homosexuality in the animal kingdom.
I mean really get a life loser!
Joseph

Columbus, OH

#50 Jun 20, 2009
Oh joy we get to here from the dim witted ohio hinterlands.
Anna and **** oh never mind it's not worth wasting the effort on you old cows.
steve_stiffler

Grove City, OH

#51 Jun 20, 2009
Joseph wrote:
Oh joy we get to here from the dim witted ohio hinterlands.
Anna and **** oh never mind it's not worth wasting the effort on you old cows.
I'll bet they know how to spell "hear," Einstein.
Scared Columbusite

Blacklick, OH

#52 Jun 20, 2009
Joe wrote:
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You are 54 and trying to get through your life...you still need to grow up and get an education, you can't get aids from walking down the street.
I grew up years ago. This I deal with one day at a time. You need to understand this is a mental health issue. It is a severe phobia. I have an education and it helps but some days the fear still wins. Today was one of those days. Do you understand what I am saying?
Yes

Mexico

#53 Jun 20, 2009
I laugh at you wrote:
<quoted text>
don't worry. jesus will save you. just like he saved himself on the cross.
Jesus has already saved me because He remained on that Cross for me and all who will come to Him in faith. You ought to hang your head in shame for such and ungodly immoral statement as you posted. But then one can see that Satan Himself could not have said it more vile.
Yes

Mexico

#54 Jun 20, 2009
Rob wrote:
Today was a good day for the gay community in Columbus. While people will always bash the gay community, it was a great event and something that the city should be proud of. While everyone might not agree with everything that happens in the community, it is a group of people gathering together, whether white, black, Hispanic, etc and all getting along. No matter the religion, race or anything else, you are accepted. For me today, being an active participant in the festivities, I encourage the protestors and the crazies to come out. It only makes us stronger. I have been with my husband for 9 years now and plan on another 60. I have been the victim of gay bashing and was hospitalized for it. NO matter what you can throw at me, I will always be proud and happy to be a gay man. From some of the posts that I have read here, I have to say that we have some very uneducated and unhappy people in this city. For you all, I wish you the best of luck in life. I hope that you are able to find some happiness. We have found happiness. You can to.
Satan could not have said it better!
rUYBUS

United States

#56 Jun 20, 2009
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Very sad that you would say something like this? This is just as bad as saying that I hope you die from cancer, don't wish this or any other thing on someone!
Please note that I did not say that I hope they get AIDS ,I just stated a FACT. Most of these guys either have HIV or will get HIV because of the dangerous lifestyle they have chosen.I know it,YOU know it and lets not kid ourselves that just because there are drugs that can extend there lives,there is no cure.
Proud Suburban Dyke

Reynoldsburg, OH

#57 Jun 20, 2009
Anna Reed wrote:
if you most PLEASE have safe sex it will cost us less!!!
Learn to spell; even bigots must have some education. I am sick of paying for straight teenage welfare mothers. If all teenagers had gay sex it would be cheaper in the long run.

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