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Have Pride parades lost their meaning?
Pride parades have lost their meaning.
As more corporations profit from Pride parades, the LGBTQ community has become just another market to them.
are allowed at Pride, an event that started in protest to the treatment members of the LGBTQ community received from law enforcement.
Some Pride parades are no longer freely accessible to the public like they were previously as they are now
subject to onerous controls
by the city administrations and government functionaries.
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 LGBTQ people.
Some LGBT people choose not to attend Pride because it no longer feels as welcoming and on purpose as it use to.
By the nature of it being a parade, Pride has always been something of a party. It is simply because
are participating that members of the LGBTQ community perceive a loss of meaning.
Pride parades are still a platform for LGBTQ+ members to bring awareness to the issues currently challenging their community.
Pride parades are still emerging in many developing countries with histories of severe discrimination and thus still maintain their original meaning.
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