The Fags Are Coming! The Fags Are Coming!
Note: if the title offends you,....tough s**t! Read on!
It began as a block party writ large: a chance for those whom most people called homosexuals to party publicly in a Center City neighborhood they considered theirs and celebrate the beginnings of that openness.
Now, a decade and a half later, the straight world has learned "homosexuals" are too diverse to label with one word. They call themselves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and, often, just people.
And the weekend event once known as PrideFest has been formalized into Equality Forum, an international weeklong convention focusing on sexual minorities in society, government and business.
It begins today, this year honoring such diverse people as tennis great Martina Navratilova and Mayor Street and featuring panels on topics including black urban gay youths, the legal status of same-sex marriage, and the emerging gay-rights movements in such long-closeted countries as China.
"When we started this in 1992, we were breaking totally new ground," Lazin said. "But we had a different vision and wanted to be part of what was a nascent civil-rights movement."
For an example of how far the movement has come, one need only look at this year's Distinguished Service award winner: John Street.
As City Council president a decade ago, Street had an icy relationship with the gay community because he opposed extending benefits to unmarried domestic partners of city workers.
The issue was hot enough that the gay community backed Republican Sam Katz against Street in his first run for mayor. Since then, Street has reached out to gay leaders and named several gay citizens to public office, including City Solicitor Romulo L. Diaz Jr.
Though the forum draws tens of thousands to Center City, Sunday's block-party aspect - known as SundayOUT - is arguably among the lesser parts of its agenda.
The TrekMedic ponders:
"...in a Center City neighborhood they consider theirs..."
That would be the recently-declared "Gayborhood." (Video here - provide your own barf bags).
Now, gentle readers, image for a moment a parallel world. One where our government had the Constitutional, legislative and judicial authority to mandate the creation of "gay ghettos" in all American urban centers. Now, imagine as well, that gays would further be mandated to wear pink triangles or rainbows on their clothing and the back bumpers of their cars (all the more easy for the police to pull over gays doing 36 in a 35 mph zone).
Now, imagine on that same said parallel world, they had the same liberal media with its leftist agenda. Can you imagine the hue and cry if a "gayborhood" were forced on homosexuals???
So what, gentle readers, do we take from this lesson? When liberals create minority ghettos, they describe them by couching ghettos in such liberal-speak as "empowerment" and "diversity." When right-minded people attempt it (because we aren't that stupid to try), the MSM will always scream "right-wing fascists!!!"