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Has pride lost its meaning?
Pride parades have lost their meaning.
As more corporations cash in on Pride, the LGBTQ community has become more and more of just another market to them.
Openly homophobic and transphobic people have begun attending pride because of the performers and the party aspects of it, while still hating or possibly wishing harm upon LGBT people.
Some LGBT people choose not to attend pride not because they are not out, but because pride no longer feels friendly to them despite being meant to be a haven for them to celebrate themselves.
The turbulence within the LGBT community has made pride a much harsher place, from rampant trans exclusion to the ever-present discourse about asexual inclusion.
By the nature of it being a parade, pride has always been something of a party. It is simply because cishets are participating that LGBT people are upset.
Corporations such as Twitter, Amazon and the like are simply trying to make money, as they do with everything. It does not make a difference, since they would do this with anything.
The normalization of pride and pride events, and the widespread attendance and “party” aspects, is beficial for the LGBT community because it means more people are attending to support their cause.
Pride was never a rebellion, and treating it like it was one that has been squashed is untrue and serves only to paint corporations in an even more negative light.
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