Croydon PrideFest Pride free day-long event Saturday 14 July, bands, singers, comedy, shows, stalls, games family friendly
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Croydon PrideFest Pride free day-long event Saturday 14 July, bands, singers, comedy, shows, stalls, games family friendly

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Found 8th Jul
It's london's 2nd biggest pride and This is on in Wandle Park , croydon, london, from midday to 10:30 pm, also a parade through Croydon town centre.
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macmanhammer15 m ago

Probably because people are upset there is no "Straight-Pride" - I'm not …Probably because people are upset there is no "Straight-Pride" - I'm not attracted to the same sex but I don't demand a party to celebrate that fact - Its 2018.... If you're gay, so what! no-one cares any more. Stop having events because of it


You. You are upset.

And considering the LGBT+ are still denied rights in this country, I think you've missed the point of what's being celebrated.
corin.gillingham15 m ago

Why all the homophobic cold votes?


This site has a huge problem with anything to do with LGBT. Just check out the threads on the Playstation Pride Avatar or the Soft Lad movie deal.

All it does is reaffirm why there's still a need for Pride events. At least one day where people don't feel they need to have to hide or risk being assaulted.
Peacemonster45 m ago

Why on earth has this been voted cold?


Politics and context aside, its probably because this is a deal site and this sort of content is better suited to local newspapers/local facebook groups etc.
Otherwise i could post about my village fate every few weeks.
macmanhammer1 h, 51 m ago

Probably because people are upset there is no "Straight-Pride" - I'm not …Probably because people are upset there is no "Straight-Pride" - I'm not attracted to the same sex but I don't demand a party to celebrate that fact - Its 2018.... If you're gay, so what! no-one cares any more. Stop having events because of it


you can have a straight pride if you want too .. however please tell me in how many countries its illegal too be straight, where your denied access to services because your straight , where your parents have disowned you because your straight etc. Where your attacked and left for dead for being straight ...
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Why dont you say what it is. Pride What!! Pride Rock (Lion King) Pride of the North! What is it
Pride in the ghetto



Why on earth has this been voted cold?
Peacemonster10 m ago

Why on earth has this been voted cold?


Probably because people are upset there is no "Straight-Pride" - I'm not attracted to the same sex but I don't demand a party to celebrate that fact - Its 2018.... If you're gay, so what! no-one cares any more. Stop having events because of it
macmanhammer15 m ago

Probably because people are upset there is no "Straight-Pride" - I'm not …Probably because people are upset there is no "Straight-Pride" - I'm not attracted to the same sex but I don't demand a party to celebrate that fact - Its 2018.... If you're gay, so what! no-one cares any more. Stop having events because of it


You. You are upset.

And considering the LGBT+ are still denied rights in this country, I think you've missed the point of what's being celebrated.
Peacemonster45 m ago

Why on earth has this been voted cold?


Politics and context aside, its probably because this is a deal site and this sort of content is better suited to local newspapers/local facebook groups etc.
Otherwise i could post about my village fate every few weeks.
Peacemonster1 h, 20 m ago

Why on earth has this been voted cold?


People are still allowed to say they dont like something... arent they?
macmanhammer1 h, 51 m ago

Probably because people are upset there is no "Straight-Pride" - I'm not …Probably because people are upset there is no "Straight-Pride" - I'm not attracted to the same sex but I don't demand a party to celebrate that fact - Its 2018.... If you're gay, so what! no-one cares any more. Stop having events because of it


you can have a straight pride if you want too .. however please tell me in how many countries its illegal too be straight, where your denied access to services because your straight , where your parents have disowned you because your straight etc. Where your attacked and left for dead for being straight ...
I think a lot of it is merely attention seeking. Fortunately it's 2018 and the UK accepts all kinds of people. I have no problem with them either. That doesn't mean they need to flaunt it all the time. I'm not sure what they're trying to achieve.
you see striaght people flaunting it all the time - kissing their wives in grocery stores or holding hands etc ... yet if a gay couple do it they get told off for flaunting it
robpw27 m ago

you see striaght people flaunting it all the time - kissing their wives …you see striaght people flaunting it all the time - kissing their wives in grocery stores or holding hands etc ... yet if a gay couple do it they get told off for flaunting it


A peck then no problem but if it looks like it's getting a bit fruity then it's a bit too much for the public eye, Gay, straight or apache helicoptor.
Why all the homophobic cold votes?
Straight pride would be just like having a white pride.....
corin.gillingham15 m ago

Why all the homophobic cold votes?


This site has a huge problem with anything to do with LGBT. Just check out the threads on the Playstation Pride Avatar or the Soft Lad movie deal.

All it does is reaffirm why there's still a need for Pride events. At least one day where people don't feel they need to have to hide or risk being assaulted.
Why is this so cold. Toxic community
When the you look at the statistics you'll see that there is indeed still need for pride. The average life expectancy of an LGBT person is 20-30 years less than the average life expectancy of a straight person. The average life expectancy trans people are even worse, where the average life expectancy of a trans woman of color is 35 years old. 49.5% of LGBTQ+ youth have considered suicide at some point in their lives and 1 in 6 LGBTQ+ people have attempted suicide at least once in their lives. 70% of LGBT+ people have also experienced depression and/or anxiety. Over 90% of LGBT people have been harassed and bullied, and a recent study has found that 2 out of 3 LGBT couples are afraid of holding each others' hands in public.
Winterborn1 h, 28 m ago

This site has a huge problem with anything to do with LGBT. Just check out …This site has a huge problem with anything to do with LGBT. Just check out the threads on the Playstation Pride Avatar or the Soft Lad movie deal.All it does is reaffirm why there's still a need for Pride events. At least one day where people don't feel they need to have to hide or risk being assaulted.


Thank you for standing up and saying the right thing Winterborn. I have been a member on this site for less than a month and I’m shocked by the comments I’ve seen on anything LGBT related in this short space of time.
Whenever I criticize pro-military posts on this site my comments are taken down and I get told off by the moderators but it seems HUKD doesn't have a problem with homophobia judging by the comments on here. I personally don't think that they should moderate any comments because it shows people for what they actually are and enables public debate but if this is just a deal site, as they keep telling me, then they at least need to be consistent. If they don't understand that some of these comments are homophobic and rooted in right wing talking points and propaganda then they probably need to do some self reflection.
icecoldredhot46 m ago

Thank you for standing up and saying the right thing Winterborn. I have …Thank you for standing up and saying the right thing Winterborn. I have been a member on this site for less than a month and I’m shocked by the comments I’ve seen on anything LGBT related in this short space of time.


I think that unfortunately the attitude on this site is indicative of society's attitude generally. Pride needs support from everyone regardless of sexual orientation.
Peacemonster4 m ago

I think that unfortunately the attitude on this site is indicative of …I think that unfortunately the attitude on this site is indicative of society's attitude generally. Pride needs support from everyone regardless of sexual orientation.


ARE YOU SERIOUS?
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So, what's the deal here?
.MUFC.6 h, 51 m ago

I think a lot of it is merely attention seeking. Fortunately it's 2018 and …I think a lot of it is merely attention seeking. Fortunately it's 2018 and the UK accepts all kinds of people. I have no problem with them either. That doesn't mean they need to flaunt it all the time. I'm not sure what they're trying to achieve.


I think it's a bit harsh to describe people having a Pride festival as "flaunting it all the time". Going by your avatar and user name I'm guessing that perhaps you are from Manchester, a city which is is well known for it's tolerance and acceptance, along with it's very famous gay quarter. But not everyone that that identifies as LGBT is so fortunate to live or frequent a city like Manchester or Brighton. I'd imagine that there are many people who perhaps would be wary of being harrassed or bullied if they were to walk down the street holding hands with their same sex partner, perhaps those from less tolerant communities. I have a family member that lives with their partner in a very historic town in the North West, and a few years ago they and many others in the community received very distressing homophobic leaflets posted through their letterbox ahead of a local Pride festival. So whilst nasty things like this happen I can't begrudge anyone wanting to celebrate pride in their life and lifestyle in a safe, friendly, and celebratory welcoming environment.

Homophobic leaflets posted ahead of Chester Pride
Icky4521 m ago

ARE YOU SERIOUS?


YES!
Not voted as it's not a deal.
Wow. Insane the amount of misunderstanding for the need for Pride. It’s one day of the year LGBT can be who they are in safe environment & celebrate. If you don’t want to join in then don’t attend.

These comments demonstrate the need for Pride still exists. LGBT have a higher mental health issues & LGBT kids are 4x more likely to commit suicide. They are still disowned by family & friends, still need to come out every time they start a new job or meet new people & get asked weird questions. Homophobic attacks are on the rise in Britain. Most gay couples do not feel safe to show any affection for one another in public. Laws may have changed & being LGBT may not be illegal but there is still hate. So until people no longer have to come out with people assuming they are straight, can be affectionate in public then Pride is required. So Pride will always be required.

Also lots of free days all over UK are advertised on here & gain heat so this is clearly homophobia.
icecoldredhot19 h, 23 m ago

Thank you for standing up and saying the right thing Winterborn. I have …Thank you for standing up and saying the right thing Winterborn. I have been a member on this site for less than a month and I’m shocked by the comments I’ve seen on anything LGBT related in this short space of time.


Thank you, that does mean a lot it's not just the comments but also the denial that they're doing it or that its even happening. It's ironic isn't it closeted homophobes *and those with such a casual attitude to it is disgusting.)

I'm not gay myself but have gay friends so I feel the need to speak up for them and just for the community in general and not enabling that hatred, it needs to be challenged wherever it shows up.
I think there's still a need for Pride, and having a "safe space" is important, especially for younger people who are very isolated and vulnerable.

What doesn't really get talked about is prejudice WITHIN the gay scene, eg, for trans people, as I've experienced it (with friends) and witnessed it in places where you'd expect to be able to relax without anyone commenting or trying to cause confrontation.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Jul
louiselouise6 h, 9 m ago

I think there's still a need for Pride, and having a "safe space" is …I think there's still a need for Pride, and having a "safe space" is important, especially for younger people who are very isolated and vulnerable.What doesn't really get talked about is prejudice WITHIN the gay scene, eg, for trans people, as I've seen it and witnessed it in places where you'd expect to be able to relax without anyone commenting or trying to cause confrontation.


Exactly the fact that TERF's were allowed to start the parade over the weekend was terrible. You'd think members of a group already marginalised would know better to do it to one even more vulnerable. It's not a zero-sum game, recognising a trans woman doesn't immediately make them any less of one.
Winterborn4 h, 2 m ago

Exactly the fact that TERF's were allowed to start the parade over the …Exactly the fact that TERF's were allowed to start the parade over the weekend was terrible. You'd think members of a group already marginalised would know better to do it to one even more vulnerable. It's not a zero-sum game, recognising a trans woman doesn't immediately make them any less of one.



I would be going severely off-topic but this snobbery/prejudice has actually put me off meeting up with my trans friend on the gay scene. I used to meet up with lesbian friends many years back, and apart from the odd idiot (sometimes I'd get "you're straight, what are you doing here" !!), everything was cool.

My friend was even attacked by a man when she walked back to her car from a pub, who, it turned out, was gay and on the scene - she was brave enough to take him all the way to court! I get "comments" because I'm tall and I'm sitting amongst a motley crew of people, it's usually from gay men and women.

If you expect people to be tolerant of you, be careful how you treat others.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Jul
Winterborn34 m ago

Exactly the fact that TERF's were allowed to start the parade over the …Exactly the fact that TERF's were allowed to start the parade over the weekend was terrible. You'd think members of a group already marginalised would know better to do it to one even more vulnerable. It's not a zero-sum game, recognising a trans woman doesn't immediately make them any less of one.



I had to look up the term TERF and the recent happenings at London Pride...wow! This story makes me so sad, this hateful BS is just hurting and isolating vulnerable people who want to connect with the wider world and be accepted. Don't these gay women remember what that feels like?!
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My experiences as an outsider looking in are from a few years ago, so, pre-date the current spotlight on trans rights, but it could explain why we encountered pockets of hostility. At a guess I'd say, if that militant lesbian group is an example, it's even worse now. "Lesbian Erasure"? What?! Is it all about who gets the most attention?!

Don't get me wrong, I don't like militant and defensive anybody, of any orientation/gender. If you're a nice person, I'll hang with you and we'll be friends. I've met a few trans women that have had hard knocks, some are a bit unhinged, abrasive and I don't necessarily agree with all of their views. But they're living in a very confusing world that doesn't accept them, or wants or allows them to grow.

The woman I know is lovely and we just treat one another as fellow females, have fun nights out and go shopping together. She actually lives a very settled and happy life.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Jul
YoureGonna_WannaWatch9th Jul

You. You are upset. And considering the LGBT+ are still denied rights in …You. You are upset. And considering the LGBT+ are still denied rights in this country, I think you've missed the point of what's being celebrated.


Which rights ?
louiselouise14 h, 12 m ago

The woman I know is lovely and we just treat one another as fellow …The woman I know is lovely and we just treat one another as fellow females, have fun nights out and go shopping together. She actually lives a very settled and happy life.


And that's the way it should be, all the divides just seem so arbitrary. Everyone gets so caught up on little differences and not the big similarities. With the TERFS it just seems to be a case of standing on the shoulders of others and losing sight of where you came from
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