With Gay Pride Month celebrations already in progress in DFW and the rest of the country, do you think gay pride parades promote gay awareness and acceptance or fuel anti-gay sentiments by society?
“Both. It does both. Some aspects of gay pride come off too strong for people, but I think it does promote awareness.”
“It does both, but they cross the line when they allow groups that promote pedophilia to take part in the parade. That’s taking a step back.”
“It promotes awareness. I don’t think parades are negative.”
“Both. It really does promote awareness, but I don’t think they make a difference. People that are against it, will still be against it. A parade won’t change their minds.”
“I haven’t been to one, but I don’t think it’s a negative thing. They do have the right to express themselves.”
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, June 09, 2006.