Dos and Don’ts Of Pride

The biggest Pride weekend of the year is upon us. London, Paris, San Francisco, New York, Tampa, Seattle, Houston, and World Pride Toronto to name a few. With that comes many unforgettable memories, so we’re giving you the dos and don’ts to make sure they’re good ones.


DO stock up on all the complimentary supplies you can get your hands on. Why not? They’re free! And a gay man can never have enough personal lubricant.


DON’T ditch your friends for some random dude you meet at the bar. Remember, bros before hos.

DON’T get roofied. Which means DO watch your drinks. And DON’T accept any from strangers.


DO bring cash to the bar. Unless you want to wait forever to pay with a card since the place is going to be packed.


If you run into your ex, DON’T make a big scene. Pride is supposed to be celebratory. Save the drama for another day, Mary J.


DO put the number of your local cab company into your phone. Or download Uber, Sidecar, or Lyft. And DON’T drink and drive.

Donatella Versace Relaxing Topless On The Beach In St Barts (USA AND OZ ONLY)

DO remember to wear sunscreen to the parade. Unless, of course, you want to look like Donnatella Versace.


DON’T forget to check out all the parties, festivities and going-ons in your city with the 2014 GayCities Pride Guides, presented by AT&T.

Plus, share your pictures by tagging #EqualityInColor on Instagram or uploading them to GayCities and you could win a VIP Getaway for New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas.

Pride on.

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  • Qjersey

    Bros before hos? really?

  • B Damion

    Also, don’t be fat. The gays hate fat.

  • bobinboulder

    I’m always surprised that Denver Pride doesn’t make it to the pages of Queerty, Towleroad, Gaily Grind, etc… WE have the third largest pride in the nation over two days and we are hardly mentioned anywhere in the blogs. If we get any bigger we’ll be busting out all over like John Hamm’s pants…. how about a little respect, Queerty?!

  • jezuzchrist

    You forgot to add: “Do check in to the nearest STD clinic following your Pride whorefest”

    Why not promote something other than pride crap Queerty. The gay world has so much more to offer gays than this tragic excuse to hookup.

  • Zekester

    Holy shit! Where did you get that creepy headline picture? From the anorexia Pride parade?

  • Paco

    Ha Ha! I was thinking the same thing. Ribs showing through the chest is NOT sexy.

  • vive

    @Paco, jeez, that is what normal young men looked like not so long ago. Like, in the 70s. Go watch archival footage if that is, like, prehistoric to you. Of course that was the obesity and steroid epidemics.

  • vive

    *that was BEFORE the obesity ….

  • Geoff B

    And for God’s sake, pace yourself. It’s a marathon not a sprint. No need to have 4 double martinis and a bottle of champagne at brunch. Trust me, as both a bartender, and as someone who was stupid enough to do just this one year long ago, Drink lots of water and try to at least stay coherent. Nothing less fun than waking up next to someone you really wish didn’t now know where you live and hearing you threw up in someone”s purse and almost got arrested for being a douche to a cop (I didn’t do these things, but still). Have fun and stay safe everybody!

  • brett2561

    DON’T get roofed???? WTF. Free drug’s? Who would say no to that?

  • winemaker

    Dear B Damion:

    Just who do you think you are saying ‘don’t be fat, Gays hate fat”. We gay people have enough body and image hangups without idiots like you making snide comments like this. If you don’t like overweight guys, that’s fine, just don’t be rude to the overweight members of our community just because they’re overweight. There’s too much attitude and too many rude men in San Francisco without you having to join their ranks.

  • Dxley

    Queerty Don’ts:

    Don’t tell anyone what to do or not to do.

  • Ms Urethra Johnson

    Don’t do drugs… and wake up 3 days later in a dungeon… If you hook-up… tell a friend where you’re going… cause…this ain’t Kansas anymore…

  • bl76km81

    @Zekester: I am a lesbian, I am all for Gay Pride, but why is it that Gay Men are always pictured with their shirts off, and shorts emphasizing/advertising their junk. Dudes less is more. I have taken my kids and straight friends to gay pride events. That is not an image to be proud of.

  • Paco

    @vive: I was far to young in the prehistoric times to notice such things, but by the time I came of age, the skin and bones body type was certainly not the norm. It is rather shocking how our diets have changed in the past few decades to cause such a drastic and noticeable change in what is considered the average type of body.

  • fairymagic10

    @winemaker: Thank you winemaker. You took the words right out of my mouth. Numerous articles have been dedicated to the problem of widespread negative (gay) self image and the warped social & media pressure that you have to have a “perfect” body to be beautiful or valid. B Damion’s attitude is just a by-product of that. We can’t let ourselves be brainwashed into that negative thinking. Sexiness & beauty comes in all shapes, sizes & colors. If we limit that down to a tiny small box, we limit & demean ourselves. And considering our TRUE, large-in-number homophobic opponents, they don’t need the extra help.

  • fairymagic10

    @bl76km81: Zekester, I totally agree with you that there is a disproportionate imagery of gay males to females. I don’t think it’s right or fair or accurate. But your conservative side is very much showing. Sometimes less can be more that’s true, but if being yourself,enjoying the sun, & joyful atmosphere is what makes a “pride” memorable, then why does it have to be ‘wrong’ or distasteful? Pride means a lot of different things to different people. Why try to rain on someone else’s parade? You complain about guys taking their shirts off & showing their “junk”. Well Zekester, it’s Pride. If they take their shirts off it’s because it’s party time and it’s HOT! And as far as “junk”, they have it because they’re MEN. It’s comes with the anatomy. If your hypersensitivity & conservatism makes you feel like your straight friends & children needs protection, then perhaps it’s time you take a little closer look inside yourself. Perhaps there is a broader spectrum of the rainbow that your very much missing.

  • fairymagic10

    Dear Qeerty. Would it be possible to allow editing of self-posted comments? Even after proof reading a message, context or grammatical errors can still fall through the cracks, and it’s embarrassing, especially when I can’t go back & fix them. Ugh.

  • seaguy

    Don’t bother going to the parade it’s the same damn thing every year.

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