2SLGBTQQIA+

Ron in Regina

"Voice of the West" Party
Apr 9, 2008
24,248
8,665
113
Regina, Saskatchewan
Ever year, the progress Pride flag seems to pick up another stripe, colour or symbol — each signalling some increasingly niche and mysterious aspect of queerdom that I suspect even old-school LGBT members are befuddled over. And yet, rather than achieving a motley utopia, Pride is falling to pieces.

Under the guise of “inclusion” — and alongside the infinitely expanding acronym and flag — Pride has become politicized to the extent that it now excludes those who fall outside a narrow set of ideological beliefs.

And while the country’s largest Pride organizations are flush with the cash from dozens of corporate sponsors, and even embrace straight people cosplaying as queer, actual members of the community are unceremoniously pushed aside and told they’re no longer welcome.

Straight people with rainbows? In. Conservative gay or transgender people? Out. People who support the police or Israel? Also out. The litmus test for inclusion in the alphabet community’s annual festivities now seems to be one’s political views or — failing that — the ability to provide corporate sponsorship (unless you’ve got any investments in Jewish companies, that is).

As Toronto’s abruptly ended parade showed, the ideological battles can’t even happen as a side conversation — internal squabbles over political purity can and will derail the entire celebration. That is not something to be proud of.
 

Serryah

Executive Branch Member
Dec 3, 2008
9,265
2,177
113
New Brunswick
Ever year, the progress Pride flag seems to pick up another stripe, colour or symbol — each signalling some increasingly niche and mysterious aspect of queerdom that I suspect even old-school LGBT members are befuddled over.

Yes, because as we learn more about sex and gender, PRIDE does try to get more inclusive. As for 'mysterious' and 'niche'; no, not really, unless you don't give a damn and then of course it's going to be.

And the "old school LGBT" might be confused, but once explained, they're either okay with it, or part of the LG movement and they'd rather cut their heads to spite their bodies anyway, so...

And yet, rather than achieving a motley utopia, Pride is falling to pieces.

Usually happens to any group, not just those under the LGBTQIA+.

Under the guise of “inclusion” — and alongside the infinitely expanding acronym and flag — Pride has become politicized to the extent that it now excludes those who fall outside a narrow set of ideological beliefs.

True. And if you think about it, it's clear why.

And while the country’s largest Pride organizations are flush with the cash from dozens of corporate sponsors, and even embrace straight people cosplaying as queer, actual members of the community are unceremoniously pushed aside and told they’re no longer welcome.

Well that's part of it.

Straight people with rainbows? In.

Likely because the straights/non-trans people are considered "allies", so why would they not be "in"?

Conservative gay or transgender people? Out.

Because again, heads and bodies...

Their ignorance of facts endangers everyone, including them. They just don't give a damn.

People who support the police or Israel? Also out.

Opinions but sure, some people might feel that way.

Then again, as someone under the umbrella, I support the actual real police and I don't support the current Government of Israel, and I don't give a damn how others think, so...

The litmus test for inclusion in the alphabet community’s annual festivities now seems to be one’s political views or — failing that — the ability to provide corporate sponsorship (unless you’ve got any investments in Jewish companies, that is).

Psh, it's been "corporate sponsorship" for freakin' years. What, is this author only JUST figuring that out?

If anything, everything with PRIDE just proves politics taints and twists everything.

As Toronto’s abruptly ended parade showed, the ideological battles can’t even happen as a side conversation — internal squabbles over political purity can and will derail the entire celebration. That is not something to be proud of.

Duh.

Name any other group that doesn't go through this shit?

Wonder if the author is as shut out of reality as her writing suggests.
 

petros

The Central Scrutinizer
Nov 21, 2008
110,629
11,942
113
Low Earth Orbit
Did you just assume a gender? What was the basis? Sounds right wing to you so ergot the gender is "she" solely based on political stance? Interesting!
 

petros

The Central Scrutinizer
Nov 21, 2008
110,629
11,942
113
Low Earth Orbit
Ever year, the progress Pride flag seems to pick up another stripe, colour or symbol — each signalling some increasingly niche and mysterious aspect of queerdom that I suspect even old-school LGBT members are befuddled over. And yet, rather than achieving a motley utopia, Pride is falling to pieces.

Under the guise of “inclusion” — and alongside the infinitely expanding acronym and flag — Pride has become politicized to the extent that it now excludes those who fall outside a narrow set of ideological beliefs.

And while the country’s largest Pride organizations are flush with the cash from dozens of corporate sponsors, and even embrace straight people cosplaying as queer, actual members of the community are unceremoniously pushed aside and told they’re no longer welcome.

Straight people with rainbows? In. Conservative gay or transgender people? Out. People who support the police or Israel? Also out. The litmus test for inclusion in the alphabet community’s annual festivities now seems to be one’s political views or — failing that — the ability to provide corporate sponsorship (unless you’ve got any investments in Jewish companies, that is).

As Toronto’s abruptly ended parade showed, the ideological battles can’t even happen as a side conversation — internal squabbles over political purity can and will derail the entire celebration. That is not something to be proud of.
God hates flags.