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Obama Inauguration to Include Pride Parade?

With six days till plans are formalized for Obama’s inaugural parade, a group called “In the Parade” is seeking representation by the LGBT community in the event. Started by “several dedicated members of the San Francisco bay area LGBTQI community” (What does the ‘I’ stand for? Seriously), the group is calling on people to contact members of the 2009 Inaugural Committee and their representatives and make the case that LGBT people ought to be included in the parade. Since this is the 21st Century, the site provides you with easy forms allowing you to do just that.

We’re sort of surprised that no LGBT group has ever marched in a parade. In ’92 and ’96 Clinton allowed gays and lesbians to form a separate group on the sidewalk, but this would be the first time an LGBT group marched in the actual parade, despite the fact that many citizen’s groups usually do.

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Dec 4, 2008
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  • 28 Comments
    • Joe Moag
      Joe Moag

      I = Indecisive?

      Dec 4, 2008 at 8:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      Where is the Church-lady a/k/a Churchill? He would be ranting all over this? Come on back Church-gurl.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 8:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      I = intersexed

      Dec 4, 2008 at 8:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Moag
      Joe Moag

      @Mike: What does “Intersexed” mean? Seriously.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 8:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JL
      JL

      People who are intersex are born with primary and secondary sex characteristics that aren’t exclusively male or female.

      It’s called “the google.” You could use it.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 8:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Moag
      Joe Moag

      @JL: Excuse me. I know how busy your schedule is, and that answering questions is beneath you.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 8:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xiquet
      xiquet

      This link might be helpful for the “I”:
      http://www.isna.org/faq/

      Dec 4, 2008 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phil
      Phil

      So, what’s the Q for?

      Dec 4, 2008 at 9:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey
      Qjersey

      The “I”

      Similar to many “T” people, some “I” people consider themselves as part of the LGB community and others do not.

      It is just another well meant attempt at PC inclusiveness from our so called “leaders”

      “Q” Queer, though I am tired of people who only have heterosex calling themselves Queer because they don’t identify with heteronormativity.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Moag
      Joe Moag

      @Qjersey: “Heteronormativity”? Nothing PC about that word…

      Dec 4, 2008 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RyanInSacto
      RyanInSacto

      I thought that the “Q” in this case stood for “Questioning.” Right?

      Dec 4, 2008 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Strepsi
      Strepsi

      OK this made me laugh: ” In ’92 and ’96 Clinton allowed gays and lesbians to form a separate group on the sidewalk”.

      I guess it’s better than a kick in the teeth.

      What was the separate group called… “Civil Unions”?

      Dec 4, 2008 at 10:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hmghosthost
      hmghosthost

      The QUERTY article said, “Since this is the 21st Century, the site provides you with easy forms allowing you to do just that.”

      Um…guys… WHAT site? You forgot to list it. What site do we go to to give our two cents?!

      Dec 4, 2008 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Smokey Martini
      Smokey Martini

      “Intersexed,” in layman’s terms, constitutes that which was once referred to as “hermaphrodism,” and more.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 10:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martin
      Martin

      When I teach/lecture to/speak before/work with health care professionals, I use “LGBTQQI,” and sometimes add “SS” for “supportive straight,” depending upon context.
      LGBTQQI: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersexed.
      Martin, RPh, MDiv candidate.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Moag
      Joe Moag

      @Martin: Do you have time left after all of that to get to the meat of your lectures?

      Dec 4, 2008 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Smokey Martini
      Smokey Martini

      That’s all-inclusive, Martin!

      And sometimes others put an extra “T” for Transsexual and a “2” for Two-Spirited, in case anyone was wondering about those.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Moag
      Joe Moag

      I prefer LGBTQQ2TSBGAGBSAOIIFTHSBCWIGCC Community. This stands for:

      Lesbian
      Gay
      Bisexual
      Transgendered
      Queer
      Questioning
      2 Spirited
      Transexual
      Straight But Gay Acting
      Gay But Straight Acting
      Only Into It For The Sex But Cool With It
      Governor Charlie Crist

      Community.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brcksvg
      brcksvg

      @joe Moag: Seriously? You get this pissed over an extra letter? It would be quicker if you just tattooed “ASS” on your forehead.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ray
      Ray

      I should think that most gay men up on current affairs would understand the topic of Intersex. Here in San Francisco it is common to now include both Questioning and Intersex in an all-inclusive name.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tara - Praenomenal
      Tara - Praenomenal

      @Qjersey: Shove it.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 12:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Japhy Grant
      Japhy Grant

      @hmghosthost: Click on the link.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Moag
      Joe Moag

      @brcksvg: Who is pissed? Get a sense of humor, twerp.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Gay Numbers
      The Gay Numbers

      @Joe Moag: You missed Men Loving Men or MLMs

      Dec 4, 2008 at 1:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Moag
      Joe Moag

      @The Gay Numbers: I stand corrected.

      Dec 4, 2008 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Micahel Faris
      Micahel Faris

      I was pretty surprised when I read the OP ask what “I” stood for. It seems that if you’re going to report on a topic, that doing a little research (which only takes a few minutes) would be prudent, as well as respectful.

      If “we” are going to build an alliance of sexual and gender minorities against oppression, then it’s important to spend time and energy learning about the lives, experiences, and concerns of those often left out of the ever-simplistic “LGBT” acronym (and even those in the acronym).

      Dec 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mister C
      Mister C

      What the fuck is going here? Now a GAY PRIDE INAUGURAL PARADE?????? UGH!

      Quite stupid if you ask me.

      Just do everyone else and have a LGBTQ Inaugural Ball that’s where the kids most can use their imagination.

      BTW, Hello to The Gay Numbers and Joe Moag! :)

      Dec 7, 2008 at 2:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      It’s going to be huge, all the records are going to break! I am going without ticket all thanks to http://crashtheinauguration.com thousands of people are using this most complete Inuguration guide It lets you find a place to stay and book a room online with local DC residents, info on how to get to DC, and info on parties and events going on.

      Dec 14, 2008 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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