6 votes

Those complicit with oppression have no place at Pride

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    Gaywallet Link
    I think there's two major issues here: People unable to march because they cannot afford an increasingly commercialized pride. Companies attempting to buy positive PR by marching in pride. Both of...

    I think there's two major issues here:

    1. People unable to march because they cannot afford an increasingly commercialized pride.
    2. Companies attempting to buy positive PR by marching in pride.

    Both of these issues need to be tackled, but the solution to each needs to be considered separately.

    Since we have already proven that companies are willing to pay for their employees to march in pride, I think perhaps the simplest solution is the following - increase the cost marginally and use this cost to form a committee which has two purposes. The first purpose should be to do some minor research on the company which wishes to walk in pride to ensure they are doing so in good faith. The second purpose should be to identify groups which cannot afford to walk in pride and give them a spot for free (which means doing some research on these groups as well to ensure there's a good spread of diversity and message).

    5 votes
    1. Litmus2336 Link Parent
      This seems really common. First it was pride turning into a drinking fest for people (or at least, in Chicago that's how it was), now it's commercialization. Quite frankly, I'm not 100% sure who...

      This seems really common. First it was pride turning into a drinking fest for people (or at least, in Chicago that's how it was), now it's commercialization. Quite frankly, I'm not 100% sure who even organizes pride. Can we trust them to have the best interests of the lgbt+ community in mind?

      7 votes