There’s no shortage of opinion when it comes to gay pride. You’ve got the organizers who love corporate sponsorships, you’ve got the lefty gay shamers who decry the march’s move to the mainstream and then you’ve got the folk who think drag queens and the such best stay away lest they tarnish gays’ sparkling image. As we all know, opinions are like assholes, so no surprise these parties think the other’s stinks.
New York-based homo journo Steven Weinstein, however, thinks they all smell like shit:
Both sides have it wrong. The Gay Pride March remains an important place to acknowledge our diversity–in all its forms–and to assert our rightful place in the larger world.
Rather than stand on the sidelines and criticize, let’s all cheer or march. For one day, we’re not right or left, Democrat or Republican, black or white. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a business suit or a G-string. The only thing that matters is that we’re all together for one day. Just one day. Is that too much to ask?
Huh? You want us to get along with one another for an entire day?! How about the four hours or so it takes to march? Or, rather, the twenty minutes or so it takes before boredom sets in and we leave the march to get stoned. We can handle that.