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Any LA Pride attendees? Looks like it's a mess.

LA Pride oversells festival and is forced to turn hundreds away

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by Anonymousreply 47June 14, 2018 12:33 AM

who the fuck flies from NYC to attend the LA Pride march? The NYC parade is end of June, calm down, gay mcgaymerston

by Anonymousreply 1June 10, 2018 4:28 PM

[quote]“The Festival has become a full on Rave. I went this evening because I wanted to simply stroll around the festival, but the line of early 20 something people was 20 people deep for several blocks, said Christopher Johnson, 44, of Long Beach. “I’m glad it’s successful but I’m not welcome. There’s nothing there for me anymore and it makes me feel old.”


by Anonymousreply 2June 10, 2018 4:28 PM

“You know how bitchy fags can be!”

by Anonymousreply 3June 10, 2018 4:35 PM

Why do you need to buy tickets for Pride? It's always free in SF and NYC.

by Anonymousreply 4June 10, 2018 4:36 PM

LA charge's about $20 for entry into a gated "festival."

by Anonymousreply 5June 10, 2018 4:42 PM

Pride Island, the replacement for the Pier Dance, isn't free. In fact, the second day, with Kylie as the headliner, is sold out.

by Anonymousreply 6June 10, 2018 4:42 PM

What does this $20 ticket buy you? Just access to a bunch of booths from businesses advertising Out, Steamworks, Boy Butter, and Red Bull? Why pay $20 to be advertised to?

by Anonymousreply 7June 10, 2018 4:53 PM

I'll never forget dancing with a shirtless Chris Meloni at the Pier Dance back when he was on OZ.

by Anonymousreply 8June 10, 2018 5:15 PM

r7, to watch a bunch of nobodies perform:

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by Anonymousreply 9June 10, 2018 5:39 PM

So I'm guessing it's just a big party with little connection to anything gay?

by Anonymousreply 10June 10, 2018 5:43 PM

Pride Festivals need to start coming up with more creative ways to celebrate.

by Anonymousreply 11June 10, 2018 6:07 PM

R5, It's $30 for a single day, $40 for the full weekend. Plus $5 if you wanted a wristband delivered to you prior to the event.

by Anonymousreply 12June 10, 2018 6:59 PM


by Anonymousreply 13June 10, 2018 7:05 PM

Gays exploiting gays

by Anonymousreply 14June 10, 2018 7:23 PM

Key West Pride Parade is today!

by Anonymousreply 15June 10, 2018 8:36 PM

LOL @ r13. But we feel excluded from your new acronym, please correct this slight immediately.

by Anonymousreply 16June 11, 2018 12:41 AM

Aren't there a ton of pride festivals in LA though? Is there one in Santa Barbara? cuz' I feel like I should go there and fuck a hot surfer.

by Anonymousreply 17June 11, 2018 12:50 AM

Is it actually for gays this year?

by Anonymousreply 18June 11, 2018 12:51 AM

It's for queers. Gays not welcome.

by Anonymousreply 19June 11, 2018 12:53 AM

r17 I know there are Prides in Long Beach, Palm Springs, and San Diego; not sure about any others in the area.

by Anonymousreply 20June 11, 2018 1:37 AM

Pathetically sad.

by Anonymousreply 21June 11, 2018 1:41 AM

R17, The Pacific Pride Festival (Santa Barbara) isn't until August 25.

by Anonymousreply 22June 11, 2018 1:45 AM

Gay Comic-Con.

by Anonymousreply 23June 11, 2018 1:46 AM

Hearing Tony winner Andrew Garfield repeatedly use the phrase "LGBTQ Community" gave me fucking HIVES!

Just saying. I say Gay Pride/Gay Community, the BTQs should have their own "festival".

by Anonymousreply 24June 11, 2018 2:06 AM

Those photos in the article look grim. A bunch of tweets staring at some moronic EDM DJ I suppose. And no convenient place to peepee.

by Anonymousreply 25June 11, 2018 3:33 AM

This is a huge mess, they really fucked up. Get rid of the goat committee and have it in downtown LA next time.

by Anonymousreply 26June 11, 2018 3:45 AM

Any city that wants to put up a proper Pride celebration must visit "Madrid Orgullo" to see how it's done.

by Anonymousreply 27June 11, 2018 3:48 AM

Not a surprise. The organizers have been failing and flailing since the mid-'90's.

by Anonymousreply 28June 11, 2018 11:48 AM

So 1990s

by Anonymousreply 29June 11, 2018 11:51 AM

The attendance has gotten bigger since we let straight girls with blue hair and a persecution complex join the acronym.

Sorry, I mean “non-binary”

by Anonymousreply 30June 11, 2018 11:58 AM

Maybe they could use some cis gay men with degrees in something useful to properly manage the event.

by Anonymousreply 31June 11, 2018 12:01 PM

That is what I was thinking, R30. The photos are primarily of teen girls.

by Anonymousreply 32June 11, 2018 12:25 PM

I don't want to dance and get flirty in close proximity to bull dykes, weirdoes and goat people.

by Anonymousreply 33June 11, 2018 12:25 PM

The crowd was mostly girls.

by Anonymousreply 34June 11, 2018 12:28 PM

I bet the LA party doesn't get as messy as this Canadian one.

The SJWs went wild—

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by Anonymousreply 35June 13, 2018 9:21 AM

Stupid people and people who want to make it about things other than gay are ruining it.

by Anonymousreply 36June 13, 2018 9:46 AM

I'd rather go to Electric Daisy Carnival, for the colors if nothing else,

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by Anonymousreply 37June 13, 2018 9:57 AM

Ah, that is the link to the concerns of the homeless, in CA and I guess what is being repeated in US. Maybe they all get an intersectional script.

“We feel strongly that police should not be welcomed to march in pride parades because police have done little to seriously address the constant mistreatment of trans people, Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour and the homeless community,” the group’s media liaison Agnieszka Kucharska said in a statement.

“Engaging in civil disobedience is the true meaning of the history of pride, which was and is the struggle to create a better world for all.”

The group, which billed itself as a coalition of queer and trans people of colour, additionally demanded the Edmonton Pride Festival Society restructure its board and staff to have better representation of ethnic minorities and trans people.

I thought the history of Pride was about GAYS and LESBIANS?

by Anonymousreply 38June 13, 2018 11:04 AM

Well, shit. Edmonton. Fucking redneck oil sniffers.

by Anonymousreply 39June 13, 2018 11:14 AM

Who’s keeping 5he,profits from scamming the festival attendees. I wouldn’t pay anything on principle.

by Anonymousreply 40June 13, 2018 11:16 AM

Despite having such a large crowd, at least no one crapped, urinated or vomited in our driveway this year.

by Anonymousreply 41June 13, 2018 11:21 AM

Pride has been co-opted just like GLB orgs. Since there are limited indigenous people and T, they seem to have filled in with young, straight, white girls. Pride, the new Tumblr.

by Anonymousreply 42June 13, 2018 11:28 AM

What kind of flag were people thumping at the fest? Is it LGBQTpinkXYZ this year?

My prediction for next years outraged and modified flag will include:

Azure - for women with prostate cancer Topaz - for LGB murderers Opaque - to memorialize all the brave QTpinkXYZ that died for their flag colour

by Anonymousreply 43June 13, 2018 11:52 AM

They would never try to pull this shit at the St. Patrick's day parade.

by Anonymousreply 44June 13, 2018 11:58 AM

That's right boys, it's time to part ways with this fucking LGBTSBMVXKTE7 mess.

Our new flag should just have an erect penis on it.

by Anonymousreply 45June 13, 2018 2:40 PM

R45 You're right.

The lesbians and the others love the rainbow flag because it negates gay sex.

by Anonymousreply 46June 13, 2018 8:40 PM

"Agnieszka Kucharska "


by Anonymousreply 47June 14, 2018 12:33 AM
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