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The bar of things to be “proud” of has certainly been lowered.

I remember when people used to achieve things and were then proud of an achievement. I also remember when others people had to be proud of you, you couldn’t just be proud of yourself, by yourself.

Like the ethnocentric pride of certain lovers of weapons, war and being white...

Pffff.....

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More credible sources than you suggest that it's up to 3.4%.

my bad. Over 10% identify as gay/lesbian or bisexual. I’m not gay or bisexual, but I think bisexuals have the best of both worlds. Many people don’t officially “come out”.

in the mammal realm it is 10%. I recommend not to take your young kids to a monkey park for an extended period. Or watch dolphins, if you are offended by free choice. BTW, dolphins and monkeys can’t read the Bible.

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the two guys kissing in the main picture don't look like native British to me.

Is that because they have no beer bellies?

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If lee greenwood can make a career out of singing how proud he is to be something he is rather than something he ‘achieved’ why shouldn’t anyone else be able to.

Gay anthem YMCA has become all the rage with right wing conservatives, must be something they like about it.

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Jimizo, I believe this is an important event for a community to celebrate there inclusion.

It is unacceptable, bigoted to exclude because of ones beliefs and upbringing.

Maybe its is still a learning process.

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@itsonlyrocknroll

Mentioning Turing reminded me of something I found quite interesting.

It has long been believed that those with an extreme dislike of LGBT people are hiding something ( religious frauds railing against gays before being found in hotel rooms with male prostitutes ). However, it has been noticed that LGBT people tend to have higher IQs than average. Turing for example is one of the greatest mathematical minds of modern times. The anti-LGBT crowd on the whole don’t tend to be very bright.

I don’t think it’s just people afraid of what they actually are although it is undoubtedly a factor for some.

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JimizoToday  12:27 pm JST

look at what gay people suffered in the past. Execution, imprisonment etc. 

Many many many groups have suffered execution and imprisonment in the past.

Let's have a parade for all of mankind!

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They are proud as opposed to ashamed and that is the historical context

The historical context is a good point. The childish victimhood mentality of some here complaining about derision from the left is just empty shrieking when you look at what gay people suffered in the past. Execution, imprisonment etc.

Entitled generation. Spoiled.

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RodneyToday  11:04 am JST

One in ten British are gay, so that is something to be proud of.

More credible sources than you suggest that it's up to 3.4%.

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I didn’t attack anyone.

I simply said that people didn’t use to be proud of themselves and that praise came from others after an actual achievement.

that’s mild criticism at best, not an “attack”.

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Absolutely have control over how one lives and the acts one engages in with other people.

Are you suggesting that gay people have the choice not to be gay, and that homosexuality displays 'excessive loss of control'? Would you like them to be less ostentatious in their sexuality?

Do you think they can be 'helped' by gay conversion therapy?

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RodneyToday  11:04 am JST

One in ten British are gay, so that is something to be proud of.

That may or may not be true but the two guys kissing in the main picture don't look like native British to me.

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but there are very few things you are “allowed” by leftists to be proud of, without being attacked- that’s my secondary point.

So by attacking gay people for being proud, you are trying to make the point that attacking people for being proud of something is a bad thing.

You want 'virtue siganlling' to be encouraged it seems.

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Your underlying point is it makes no sense to be proud of something you had no had no control over.

Absolutely have control over how one lives and the acts one engages in with other people.

In this case, we see excessive loss of control.

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Relax. 

Your underlying point is it makes no sense to be proud of something you had no had no control over. 

Yes this is true.

but there are very few things you are “allowed” by leftists to be proud of, without being attacked- that’s my secondary point.

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People spent time on their day off to go watch this?

And no masks, and close proximity to others; there was such a need to hold this parade under these conditions?

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Conservative tears taste good.

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American, white, straight. Are they all things that you are 'proud' to be? You should virtue-signal them more robustly.

I personally am not all those things. Even if I was, I would have no reason to virtue signal like the left does for all their favorite groups.

I wouldn’t expect anyone to praise me just for those and I especially wouldn’t be praising myself by having a parade.

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@Blacklabel

Relax.

Your underlying point is it makes no sense to be proud of something you had no had no control over.

It’s a defensible view which is applicable to many things.

Good input.

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One in ten British are gay, so that is something to be proud of.

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London's Pride Parade is a smashing good time. Heaps of colors and fun people. I'm sad I missed it.

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American, white, straight. Are they all things that you are 'proud' to be? You should virtue-signal them more robustly.

The bar of things to be “proud” of has certainly been lowered.

You seem to be the one doing the lowering.

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exactly my point, look at the typical leftist reactions.

proud to be an American: negative. Your country is racist, sexist, oppressive, blah blah

proud of my race: no you don’t! You racist! but only if you are white. If you aren’t, be proud!

proud to be a man; you misogynistic, woman hating piece of garbage. Respect the 57 genders!

But proud to be a man… who has sex with other men: How brave and heroic, why didn’t you tell me that before I attacked you for being a man.

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Blacklabel does raise a good point here.

Why should people be proud of something they had no choice about? It can be seen as strange to be proud of your sexuality or nationality. It’s like being proud of your eye colour.

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The bar of things to be “proud” of has certainly been lowered. I remember when people used to achieve things and were then proud of an achievement. I also remember when others people had to be proud of you, you couldn’t just be proud of yourself, by yourself.

Kind of like being proud to be American eh?

I remember when people used to achieve things for their country. Now all you have to do is hug a flag, take a knee and sing a song.

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The bar of things to be “proud” of has certainly been lowered.

I remember when people used to achieve things and were then proud of an achievement. I also remember when others people had to be proud of you, you couldn’t just be proud of yourself, by yourself.

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Is that first picture an attempt to make London proud?

The only London Pride I like is made by Fullers Brewery.

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Super spreader event of another kind

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