All decent stuff. London is not the only place on earth with this attitude of course. Besides, what is the need for continually drawing attention to sections of communities that are officially If you think I’m an ass you should see my kid. (now) accepted and part of mainstream society. There’s no need to keep championing a cause when its already been achieved.
Cool If you think I’m an ass you should see my kid design!
Look back and show me where I’ve said celebrating pride is a problem. I’m sure the roundels were scheduled to be changed a while ago. As I previously said, lovely touch. However, this mistreatment of people in public housing has been going on for much longer than that. If you think I’m an ass you should see my kid. My original point is action needs to taken about sorting this problem out which finally looks like it’s starting to happen. My original point is I think the mayor should be working on the safety on Londoners more than anything else right now.
Pride and all other events will go on regardless of whether the mayor decides to spend time promoting them. I just feel he could concentrate on other issues right now like the housing crisis. Personally, I feel that protecting lives is more important than any thing. One issue doesn’t have to be ignored for another issue to be important. You’ve pitted LGBTQ+ rights and equality against a horrendous tower fire as if they should be chosen between.
Have a nice time and shopping!
If these “sections of the community” were truly accepted. My friend wouldn’t keep being abused or beaten up just for holding his boyfriend’s hand – it’s still happening. Even in London. Well that is shocking indeed. But I am still not convinced that holding an annual march or protest does anything more than draw. Even more attention from the type of sick individuals who commit those acts. It a dichotomy: protesting because other sections of society treat us differently. Whilst in itself drawing attention to that fact that we are different from them
Pride is a celebration! It’s not a protest. And a celebration of LGBT culture in all its fabulous and diverse glory. It’s fun!! And why anyone should hide away just in case of unwanted attention from the idiots-no way! So much of being treated equally comes from recognition, from being seen. Some people are blatantly homophobic and they won’t be changed by pride marches or anything else for that matter, but most people are uncomfortable or unsure and it’s those people who just need to get used to the idea that queer people are here to stay. It’s all about visibility. And as far as homophobia goes, talk to any gay person and they will assure you it is alive and well.