Lafayette group hosts 1st gay pride c...

Lafayette group hosts 1st gay pride celebration

There are 90 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from Aug 19, 2008, titled Lafayette group hosts 1st gay pride celebration. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

A Lafayette group is hosting the first ever Tippecanoe County Pride celebration for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gender community.

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Mark Mason

Frankfort, IN

#1 Aug 19, 2008
I think it is GREAT that the Lesbians are do this .., You go girls.
Ralph

United States

#2 Aug 19, 2008
The gay world needs to go straight!!!! It`s just wrong to be sexually attracted to the same sex.
Terry

Syracuse, IN

#3 Aug 19, 2008
Congratulations to the GLBT community of Tippecanoe County. Much luck with your first Pride event! It is long overdue.
its just my opinion

United States

#4 Aug 20, 2008
Last year the city did a great thing by adding the Octoberfest to the fun things to do downtown. We truly enjoyed it last year, and there were a lot of people there - seemingly the whole town. For the people organizing that event it probably took a lot of creativity and initiative. I'm sorry to see this other group mock that good thing by mimicking the name and scheduling it about the same time. I think it's fine for them to get together and have an event and all, but maybe there's a thoughtful way to do it.
Open minded

United States

#5 Aug 20, 2008
I think it is great they are doing this. There is nothing wrong with being gay (no, I am not gay). Life is too short to be so judgmental of people that step "out of the box". There is someone out there for everyone.
DHuston

Carmel, IN

#6 Aug 20, 2008
If we are truely so cosmopolitan as this, then why do some of us citizens still have to live on gravel roads? This city is growing up around us and we still live in the 1880's in some parts of our counties. Government needs to step-up to the plate and start hitting some homeruns.
Enough

Brookston, IN

#7 Aug 20, 2008
First of all, I don't care if you are gay. Do whatever you want when I don't have to see it.
I think our kids see enough of this on TV constantly, you can't have a reality show without someone gay on it. I also think there is plenty of coverage on the news. I myself, am tired of hearing about gays getting married and parades and other garbage.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#8 Aug 20, 2008
Enough wrote:
First of all, I don't care if you are gay. Do whatever you want when I don't have to see it.
Oh I'm sorry, I didn't see the part of the Constitution that required anyone to ask your permission to be themselves.
Enough wrote:
I think our kids see enough of this on TV constantly, you can't have a reality show without someone gay on it.
And there's an issue there where? We exist, you'll get over it.
Enough wrote:
I also think there is plenty of coverage on the news. I myself, am tired of hearing about gays getting married and parades and other garbage.
Then turn the channel.

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#9 Aug 20, 2008
Get used to it, "Enough", we're not going to hide who we are just to suit your bigotry.
Enough wrote:
First of all, I don't care if you are gay. Do whatever you want when I don't have to see it.
I think our kids see enough of this on TV constantly, you can't have a reality show without someone gay on it. I also think there is plenty of coverage on the news. I myself, am tired of hearing about gays getting married and parades and other garbage.

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Aug 20, 2008
Enough wrote:
First of all, I don't care if you are gay. Do whatever you want when I don't have to see it.
I think our kids see enough of this on TV constantly, you can't have a reality show without someone gay on it. I also think there is plenty of coverage on the news. I myself, am tired of hearing about gays getting married and parades and other garbage.
Do you really expect other law abiding citizens to go out of their way to hide who they really are because you don't happen to like it?

Tell you what....when you hide who you are then perhaps others will follow suit. Just think....you could start of whole trend of people walking around and others not knowing anything about them either by their clothes, rings, people they are with....etc.
Enough

Brookston, IN

#11 Aug 20, 2008
I just stated my opinion. I am tired of hearing about it. There is not a big production in the news everytime a straight couple gets married. Do what you want, I just don't want to see it or have to hear about it.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#12 Aug 20, 2008
Enough wrote:
I just stated my opinion. I am tired of hearing about it. There is not a big production in the news everytime a straight couple gets married. Do what you want, I just don't want to see it or have to hear about it.
Then crawl back under the rock you crawled out from under. People like yourself who are complaining are the very reason issues like this do make the news. Why doesn't it make news when a "straight" couple gets married? Because everyone accepts it, knows that it isn't going to change their lives one way or the other and frankly is not "news" because it's common. Once same-sex marriage is recognized, it too will become a non-newsworthy item and fade into the background.
The more you whine, the more you'll see it and it's because you complain that it's there.
vergrim2005

Mishawaka, IN

#13 Aug 20, 2008
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>Oh I'm sorry, I didn't see the part of the Constitution that required anyone to ask your permission to be themselves.<quoted text>And there's an issue there where? We exist, you'll get over it.<quoted text>Then turn the channel.
I am not gay, but I support them. They are humans, just like us. I like your comments.
agood1

West Lafayette, IN

#14 Aug 20, 2008
So far from what I've read it is very comedic. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Enough

Brookston, IN

#15 Aug 20, 2008
I think I mentioned I didn't care what they did either, just tired of hearing about it all the time.
Sounds to me like they are just trying to get everyone to think like they do, then they want to crucify everyone that doesn't think like them. Seems pointless.
Terry

Syracuse, IN

#16 Aug 20, 2008
Enough wrote:
Sounds to me like they are just trying to get everyone to think like they do, then they want to crucify everyone that doesn't think like them. Seems pointless.
Much like Christianity!
Sounding Off

Woodridge, IL

#17 Aug 20, 2008
I’d like to say your comments are rather audacious. When, in this town, did it become an US against THEM mentality? Over and over again I hear people comment what great festivals, activities and variety of events we have to do here. The quality is top notch and well received by those I have taken to the various events. We have GlobalFest, GermanFest, JazzFest, LatinoFest, OktoberFest, HannaFest and now OUToberFest….Every event is VERY different, yet has specific crowds they may attract. If OUToberFest was the same weekend and looked to achieve the same goals as OktoberFest maybe I would consider that disrespectful, but how could you say that an educational event with an entertainment element “MOCKS” Oktoberfest, unless you have been a part of the organizational meetings for the event? If you have been, accept my apology. And the name, though is a little close, is completely different and hardly disrespectful. Their ad in the newspaper said it was National Coming Out Day. Perhaps it was coincidence that it happened to be the weekend before OktoberFest. Even if it wasn’t, there is plenty of room in the town for everyone’s events. Maybe you don’t think educating yourself about the LGBT community is needed, but I welcome the opportunity. Heck, until now, I’m sure a huge hunk of the community didn’t even know there was a Pride Lafayette in this community. Was the OktoberFest committee told they couldn’t participate in OUToberFest? If I were them, I would use this event to promote OktoberFest the next weekend. If you’re just offended it targets the LGBT community, you need to say so and just don’t go. I’ll make an audacious assumption that your comments have nothing to do with competition or mockery!
its just my opinion wrote:
Last year the city did a great thing by adding the Octoberfest to the fun things to do downtown. We truly enjoyed it last year, and there were a lot of people there - seemingly the whole town. For the people organizing that event it probably took a lot of creativity and initiative. I'm sorry to see this other group mock that good thing by mimicking the name and scheduling it about the same time. I think it's fine for them to get together and have an event and all, but maybe there's a thoughtful way to do it.
Bryan Bell

West Lafayette, IN

#18 Aug 21, 2008
I'd like to clarify the concern about OUToberfest mocking the Oktoberfest. We have been in contact with the merchants planning the Oktoberfest, and the official title of our event is Tippecanoe County Pride: OUToberfest 2008. Since that is a mouthful, most people, including the media, are shortening the title. We welcome the chance for Oktoberfest to promote their event at ours.
National Coming Out Day happens to fall on the weekend prior to Oktoberfest this year. It was also one of the few weekends in October that did not have a Purdue home game. These were the factors in choosing our date for OUToberfest.
We appreciate the wide array of events downtown that cater to our very diverse community.
Regards,
Bryan E. Bell
President, Pride Lafayette, Inc.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#19 Aug 22, 2008
Enough wrote:
I think I mentioned I didn't care what they did either, just tired of hearing about it all the time.
Then turn the channel
Enough wrote:
Sounds to me like they are just trying to get everyone to think like they do, then they want to crucify everyone that doesn't think like them. Seems pointless.
No, it doesn't "sound" like anything at all other than them expressing themselves. The whining about "tired of hearing it" seems pointless.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#21 Aug 22, 2008
judgemental wrote:
Tell me, how come we as straight people don't get a special day? You could've come up with an easier name....."aidsfest 2008"
Well as soon as you're called an abomination, get fired from your job, refused an apartment or house, have your children removed, harassed, beaten, murdered, and the hundreds of other things done, all because of who you love and sleep with, you'll get your day too.

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