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whatís the point in Brighton pride

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On 5 Aug 2018 at 8:09pm Big Jim wrote:
They have left an awful mess on Brighton beach, disgusting behaviour from the pride lot acting like drunker louts. Did see some silly lewes folk in rainbow tops going! I just donít get it!!
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 8:26pm P.c john wrote:
it's ok for that sort .
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 8:39pm inthegutter wrote:
Leaving aside its foundation and continuing role as a protest in support LGBT+ individuals and culture it also brings in millions to Brighton's economy - more than enough to offset the clean up.
IMO Pride, Bonfire, and other large similarly "disruptive" events add to our culture. I had the pleasure of watching the parade yesterday with my two young children, alongside hundreds of thousands more, followed by a sublime time at Proms in the Paddock.
That all being said, obviously I don't agree with people leaving mess.
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 9:09pm Proud wrote:
"Acting like drunken louts"? I don't think they were acting.
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 9:09pm inthegutter wrote:
I'm beginning to think that getting more "thumbs down" than up is a sign of quality on this forum. My entirely factual post about the UK not being a secular state is a case in point.
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 9:10pm Grumpy wrote:
It's lovely for the sorts of people who enjoy crowds, showing off and carnivals, but as a grumpy, introverted, heterosexual, middle-aged man, it's my idea of hell.
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 9:18pm inthegutter wrote:
The majority of people in the parade, let alone the crowd, are not showing off, but simply marching in support of groups of people who have been historically, and in some cases continue to be, discriminated against by many of their fellow citizens.
Of course an element of Pride has always being those who act and dress flamboyantly.
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 9:29pm inthegutter wrote:
Someone's cranky today
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 9:36pm Parent wrote:
I would defiantly not take two young children to pride.
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 9:42pm another parent wrote:
@Parent
I took my children to watch the parade, as did many others. We had picnic by St. Peter's church, watched the parade, and then went to the Level playground to play in the fountain. Jumped on a bus back to Lewes and all was fine.
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 9:45pm Mustafa wrote:
In my religion this is bad
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 10:57pm Clifford wrote:
I went to the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco last year. It makes Brighton Pride, which attracts more than its fair share of sleazy little wannabe men, look like a Sunday School picnic.

Check it out here »
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 11:03pm Local wrote:
The perfect opportunity to mince about shouting "look at me".
I'm with Proud.
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 11:13pm @ local wrote:
That's all you ever do on this forum.
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 12:14am Dull dave wrote:
Apparently quite a lot of gay people find it annoying and stereotypical.
There are lots of introverted gays and lesbians who would rather hang around bookshops .
It's like Patina without parental input..
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 8:54am Really? wrote:
The 1970's are still alive and well in Lewes it seems...
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 10:15am Good god wrote:
After pride, cometh a fall. On any other day, this kind of exhibitionism would get you arrested. But, hey, itís Pride.

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On 6 Aug 2018 at 10:15am Green Sleeves wrote:
@"proud to be normal" - is your post meant to be satire or are these real views? If the latter then you are far from "normal" and in fact quite a minority.

I hope you're just joking. Even if it's lacking in a punchline.
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 10:39am @dave wrote:
It's Adam & Eve not Adam & Steve
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 10:42am Chad wrote:
The little girls expression is priceless!
Is it me or are gay men generally more extroverted than gay women/lesbians?
Maybe an annual festival of degeneracy is a safety valve. I wonder if they have Pride in Bradford,Luton or Bedford?
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 10:50am inthegutter wrote:
I think "@Proud to be normal" has just demonstrated quite succinctly why Pride is still important.


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On 6 Aug 2018 at 10:57am Green Sleeves wrote:
I hate to dismantle the most trite of jokes, but Adam and Eve is a story from the bible, with talking snakes that goes side by side with various other superstitious and supernatural stories about giant boats, dragons, parting seas, water-walking and resurrections. Meanwhile, homosexuality DEFINITELY exists and is as prevalent among humans as elsewhere in the animal kingdom. Embrace reality, and stop peddling myths and world views drummed up in a time when the earth was considered flat, even if its a joke line that was no more impressive a thousand times before.

That dude does have a great ass though. Not surprised he is showing it off.
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 11:18am Robert wrote:
I wasn't that impressed when one man decided to turn and show me his Prince Albert.
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 11:22am Green Sleeves wrote:
Some people on here sure are squeamish about public nudity. Hide yourself away for the nude bike rides, we don't want you feeling prudish for a couple of days a year.
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 12:13pm Anti Prince Albert wrote:
I carried a large magnet on a string - never saw one P.A all day.
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 12:20pm Hello wrote:
#greensleeves it's not a question of being sqeemish about nudity there are nudist beaches in brighton where people can strip of if they desire not riding through the middle of brighton with their bits hanging out where young kids can see it .this is wrong on every level
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 12:31pm Green Sleeves wrote:
@ Hello. Ahhh so you are against ALL forms of public nudity that go through town (rather than limited to restricted areas), not just Pride marches, but other displays like nude bike rides?

Sounds a bit squeamish to me. The sight of general nudity is not as negatively profound as you think for kids. You're being prudish, you must realise this? However, you know EXACTLY when and where these events tend to take place as they are annual and well advertised, so you can quite easily avoid these moments that will make you blush and feel uncomfortable (as parents).
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 5:39pm Two L's Gammon wrote:
You'd know about MSM for your gammy leg ?
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 6:59pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Those underpants look just the thing for this hot weather.
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 7:00pm Spit or Swallow wrote:
You seem uncomfortably knowledgeable Ď2 Lsí
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On 6 Aug 2018 at 9:21pm Good god wrote:
Pride is all perfectly safe clean fun for the whole family.

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On 6 Aug 2018 at 9:33pm Good god wrote:
And to green sleeves and those that liked that gentlemanís behind, letís just remind ourselves that gay and bisexual men account for 3% of the population, 80% of all cases of syphillis, 39% of anal cancer and 78% of gay men have an std. which is nice.
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On 7 Aug 2018 at 2:15pm P.O. Telephones wrote:
We introduced STD.
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On 7 Aug 2018 at 6:00pm Green Monkey wrote:
In 1958 STD - Subscriber Trunk Dialling was launched. What Pride is all about was illegal then.


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