Its the most “fabulous” time…of the year….

Well its April, whichmeans in just about two more months its time to don the “gay apparel”, take to the streets,  and show your pride!  Originally started in 1969, and at that time referred to as “The March on Stonewall”, pride was meant to be a protest against the spread of violence and discrimination by the NYPD.  Over the years, just as the gay world tends to do, pride has molded and redefined itself into a wild, colorful, sometimes over the top global event.  So get up outta those seats people!  You got places to go!

Harrisburg, PA(Harrisburg PrideFest)
July 28

Allentown, PA(Lehigh Valley Pride)
June 17

Philadelphia, PA (Philly Pride)
June 10

Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Pride Festival)
June 22-24

Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Pride)
June 16-17

Boston, MA (Boston Pride)
June 1-10

Cleveland, OH (Cleveland Pride)
June 16

Columbus, OH (Columbus Stonewall Pride)
June 23

Jersey City, NJ (Jersey City Pride
June 23

New Jersey(GLBT Pride Celebration)
June 3

New York City, NY (Heritage of Pride)
June 17-24

Orlando, FL (Come out with Pride)
October 11-14

Pittsburgh, PA(Pittsburgh PrideFest)
June 16

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Who you callin a “faggot”?

Okay, so I realize that most of the the posts that I make on this site are at least with some attempt at comedic value or relevance to pop culture but I found this article online that just REALLY made me think.  What would we, as a society, do if we turned on the news one day or opened the daily newspaper only to see or hear professional reporters or commentators using words like “spic”, “nigger”, “chink”, etc…?  In a heartbeat there would be a major media backlash, in most cases resulting in the “offender” being thrown to the unemployment line.  Due to the media’s overall knowlege of this fact, its something you don’t see happen.  What I don’t understand is why in 2007 there are still some out there that have it in their small minds that use of the word “faggot” is still socially acceptable.  With that being said, whoin the hell does Ann Coulter think she is?

This woman deemed it necessary to refer to  presidential candidate John Edwards in the statement “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot.’ So … I can’t really talk about Edwards.” (referring to the recent media blitz surrounding the use of the word by actor Isaiah Washington and retired NBA star Tim Hardaway)  AND defending her statement simply as a “schoolyard taunt”.

In my opinion, this self proclaimed “patriot” is a fraud.  If nothing else this outspoken right-winger is full of conservative bullshit.  Last time I checked the definition of the word patriot (according to websters) was as follows:

pa·tri·ot–noun

1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
2. a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, esp. of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.
3. (initial capital letter) Military. a U.S. Army antiaircraft missile with a range of 37 mi. (60 km) and a 200-lb. (90 kg) warhead, launched from a tracked vehicle with radar and computer guidance and fire control.

Now, the last time I checked we were all americans regardless of who we share our lives or our beds with.  Just as Ann Coulter has her first amendement right to freedom of speech, the Declaration of Independance itself states that every american has the full right to “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”, all three of which are listed under the “undeniable rights of man”.  So, I ask you, Ann Coulter, what gives you the right to use such derogatory language so freely?  What makes you think that one ignorant slur is more acceptable than the other?  Lastly, what makes you feel so secure that you can just say what you want with no recourse?  Take a deep look inside yourself and deal with your own insecurities, as it seems to me that youre nothing but just another schoolyard bully.

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