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The Counterproductive Nature of Pride Parades

Editor’s note: Joe Jervis made his first post of “Watching the Defectives” in 2005 and began reposting it every June since; here’s an index of them.  In his Saturday, June 19th posting of a piece titled “Watching the Defectives” on his blog Joe.My.God, Joe Jervis published

Stained glass window image of Jesus

What Would Jesus Do at a Pride Parade?

On June 1, 2009, President Barack Obama officially declared June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. Of course, June has been Pride Month since the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, and there are parades and festivities occurring this month all around the

Stonewall exhibit

Is Stonewall Just Old History?

On June 28, 1969, a group of street people and drag queens in Greenwich Village enacted the “Bunker Hill” moment of the movement for equal rights for transgender, lesbian, gay male, and questioning people in the U.S. This motley crew didn’t decide to hold a

Boy holding Pride flag

Lazarus in the Pride Parade

Reading for All Saints Day: John 11:32-45 Jesus received a message that Lazarus was sick. Jesus did not leave immediately to see Lazarus. He waited for two days before going to see Lazarus. By the time Jesus arrived, Lazarus had been dead and buried for

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Those June Gay Lifestyle Expos

It wouldn’t be the first time that someone pointed out that Gay Pride Festivals aren’t gay pride festivals anymore. They’re no longer defiant statements that affirm against mainstream bigotry that LGBT people are proud and healthy anyway. They’re now concerned with being liked by the

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Gay Pride 101

The LAGGP (Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade) is an experience that no one should miss. It’s kind of like that old saying, “See Paris and die.” Well folks I guess I can check out now, I have seen Paris – Paris Hilton – and almost

Gay couple holding hands in front of a pride flag signifying support and love

Peace Through Pride

Peace through Pride. This is the theme for our Pride Festival and Parade in Oklahoma City this year. I have heard that many people are not excited about this theme and I saw an article in the paper the other day where a person asked,