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.

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  • Joe Moag

    I = Indecisive?

  • James

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

  • Mike

    I = intersexed

  • Joe Moag

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

  • 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.

  • Joe Moag

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

  • Phil

    So, what’s the Q for?

  • 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.

  • Joe Moag

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

  • RyanInSacto

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

  • 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”?

  • 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?!

  • Smokey Martini

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

  • 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.

  • Joe Moag

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

  • 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.

  • Joe Moag

    I prefer LGBTQQ2TSBGAGBSAOIIFTHSBCWIGCC Community. This stands for:

    2 Spirited
    Straight But Gay Acting
    Gay But Straight Acting
    Only Into It For The Sex But Cool With It
    Governor Charlie Crist


  • brcksvg

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

  • 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.

  • Tara - Praenomenal

    @Qjersey: Shove it.

  • Joe Moag

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

  • The Gay Numbers

    @Joe Moag: You missed Men Loving Men or MLMs

  • 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).

  • 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! :)

  • 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.

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