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PHOTOS: 20,000 Celebrate At Johannesburg Pride 2012

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    • Dumdum

      I liked it better when it was about freedom. Seems like people forget the fact that this all started at Stonewall cause we queers got tired of being beaten up by the police and any and every Homophobic ass that wanted to f**k with the f*gs. Yea it’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye people. But don’t forget most of us are dead now. We marched and fought and bled and cried and died so you bi**hes could dress up and party ONCE a YEAR. To SHOW YOUR PRIDE. But people are still suffering in places like Africa, Russia, and the Middle East. Just to name a few.

      Oct 16, 2012 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • neuromancer

      @Dumdum: there’s nothing sadder than a jaded, cynical queen…you DO realize that johannesberg is in Africa, right?

      Oct 16, 2012 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • p-candotorg

      ENJOY past “JOHANNESBURG” Pride Parades “there is no “berg” in JOHANNESBURG :-)
      By the way:
      Did you know that the South African Constitution implement by Mandela was offered
      as a gift from the Canadian government and remained quite similar even after local implementation. I spend 10 years in South Africa 97-2007 and the gay life was way more
      fun that it is in the oh so Gay Vancouver.

      Sadly drugs and police reaction closed down some of the best known dance palaces I could only associate with Studio1 in LA or NY. Such as Stardust that used to pump with near 5000 men every week end.
      Now for visitors, who don’t know , there is “Ramp Diva in Boksburg” a special purpose Dance Palace with in and out doors dance floors that has managed to exist oh miracle for near a decade.
      Make sure you have a car/taxi or friend to drive you there. It’s outside the town center close to a highway exit. For those not familiar it may look scary at first as it is located behind a main strip of daytime shopping malls on an open field.
      And Boys beware of “gay butch woman who like to pick a fight, if you repond that is” :-)
      When I was there they were they were the only ones that always “butchedUP” stepping on feet, knocking people with their elbows in your stomach on the dance floor without ever saying sorry. Beside these few minor situations I never had a bad dance evening there.
      The car park is watched by security and big.
      Beside that Cape Town HOT HOUSE is the best looking Sauna I have been to. I has an awesome suntanning terrace with jacuzzi sea view and everything else expected in the center of town.

      Oct 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach

      @p-candotorg: What’s so gay about Vancouver? As far as I can tell, gay life there consists of mostly just a bunch of Asian muscle queens roaming Davie street.

      Oct 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dumdum

      @neuromancer: Yes I do know where Johannesburg is located. I spent a year in Africa in the Peace Corp from 1983-84. I didn’t get much chance to go out and party there. I was digging wells and taking food to starving children. Don’t get me wrong the fact that they are even allowed to celebrate Gay Pride is amazing. It just seems like people have forgotten WHY we celebrate. I am jaded and definitely cynical. In the Gay subculture once you hit 40 you begin to become invisible at 52 I no longer exist. If I were wealthy I could get a face lift, travel, take a cruise and somehow convince myself that I was relevant. Yes it is sad, thank you for reminding me.

      Oct 17, 2012 at 8:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach

      @Dumdum: This is the second time you misspell it. It’s “Peace Corps.” Weird that you wouldn’t know that, having been a volunteer.

      Oct 17, 2012 at 8:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dumdum

      @Eric Auerbach: I type too fast and don’t check my spelling. So sue me it is a minor mistake. That was 28 years ago. And I did get to meet Audrey Hepburn. While in The Peace Corps. She sometimes came to camp to give a pep talk to the newbies.

      Oct 17, 2012 at 9:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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