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Sao Paulo city council backs ‘heterosexual pride’

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  1. Ignorant twerps. The day Pride is no longer needed, Pride will disappear. EVERY other days is hetero pride, the whole bloody WORLD is heteronormative. This smacks of a straight man bleating that he is the most hard done by person imaginable – because he isn’t master of the bloody universe any more. Truly pathetic.

  2. I’m hoping the APA will come up with a name for this sort of thing. Something like Acute Homophobic Disorder. Unfortunately then such people may be excused from serving us as they have AHD.

    1. Commander Thor 5 Aug 2011, 3:22pm

      I don’t have a problem with acute homophobic disorder being used as an excuse to avoid serving gay people, as long as they get a note from the doctor, and it is made clear they cannot work with minors.

    2. That is a good idea. AHD it is. You should get a job at the APA. AHD sufferers should be made to have ECT or hormone injection treatment. A cruel twist of fate from what AHD sufferers used to do to us.

  3. “I have no trouble coexisting with gays as long as their behaviour is normal.”

    What a hypocritical ass.

  4. It quickly became obvious he’s a homophobic bigot when he mentioned jesus.

    He can have a hetero pride when Brazil makes it illegal to be straight and he is discriminated against.

    1. I mention Jesus many times in day to day life… I’m not a homophobe, your comment is sweepingly general and massively incorrect.

  5. I may be wrong here (hell knows I often am) but… isnt he complaining against his own arguement? He’s saying that ‘gays’ are getting too much ‘media time’ and rights blah blah and that they have become like a seperate group of people or something. Well, fine, make it not like that, make all the laws gender neutral and make them say everyone is equal regardless, then you don’t need all these so called ‘extra’ rights for different groups because it doesnt matter who you are, we’re all the same.

    1. Keith Farrell 8 Aug 2011, 2:16pm

      I like this, about time someone woke them up

  6. He believes in free will is this another homosexuality is a choice argument?

    And Valksy I have to agree everyday is straight pride.

  7. What a stupid homophobe.

    Everyday is heterosexual prida day! Heterosexual people, unlike gay people, are not told they are ‘sinners’, that they are worth less than others, that they are ‘diseased’, that they are ‘freaks’ and et cetera.

    So, why do they need a pride parade?

  8. Gay Pride is the only day in the year when I can hold hands and kiss my boyfriend of 11 years in public without getting odd looks or downright disgusted looks. A straight Pride is insulting, inappropriate and totally absurd, after all straights get to hold hands in public every day.

    1. Keith Farrell 8 Aug 2011, 2:19pm

      you are so right, we had to fight for our rights, and now the little babies are crying foul, shame poor babies. no one will suport the straight pride day, I wonder if they even know how to have a parade, do you think any gay people will attend.

  9. Surprise!! In a hugely Catholic country This antigay activist is a Protestant evangelical Pentecostalist from the Assemblies of God church, according to wikipaedia. You’ ll have to hit the translate button, it’s in Portugese.

    Didn’t see that coming, lol.

  10. Paula Thomas 5 Aug 2011, 3:47pm

    The quote at the end rather gave the game away – he’s an ignorant homophobe.

  11. What’s the point? It’s Heterosexual pride day 364 days a year.

  12. “… but a protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys”.

    What privileges would those be? To hold a parade once a year? Wow, I just bet all those non-gay people are eaten up with envy.

  13. privileges the gay community enjoys????? i’m moving to sao paolo tomorrow!

  14. Dan Filson 5 Aug 2011, 5:11pm

    Turn your eye away – scantily clad young people skipping down the road looking happy and at the end of the parade heading off into clubs or bushes to do what comes naturally – partying! Well I’m sure people will flock from all over the world to Sao Paolo and have a whale of a time. Meanwhile, down in Rio…..

  15. Can someone tell the Hetros they have the other 364 days of the year!!!!

  16. Johnny33308 5 Aug 2011, 5:50pm

    The polotician in Brazil says his idea is “not anti-gay but a protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys”. What freakin planet is this bigot from, anyway? Every single day is Hetero day-they are the ones with “special privileges”. Gay people do NOT have the same privileges as hetero people-in fact we are not even protected equally under the laws of almost every country in the world. What an ignorant bigot this man is. Sadly, we see this each and every day. The world is apparently filled with bigotry and hatred. Disgusting and shameful!

    1. Johnny33308 5 Aug 2011, 5:50pm

      politician-oops

  17. Equality would mean a carnival-like atmosphere, parades of straight, caring people generally enjoying themselves, a few serious speakers talking about domestic abuse and other important issues, maybe a bit of sexually suggestive dancing on carnival floats, lots of the straight people’s gay friends along to enjoy themselves, some people drinking too much in a safe environment. I’d support that. It could be a right laugh.

    But strongly suspect it won’t be like that. I bet it’ll be full of bible-bashers with “God hates fags” signs, speeches by people from ex-gay organisations try to convert gays, bishops who think their vow of celibacy gives them a special insight into human sexuality, and politicians who get the word “sodomy” into every other sentence. And most of all, it’ll be a total failure as it won’t be fun and no-one will expect it to be, and no-one will turn up.

    Either way is fine by me.

  18. I hope Carlos Apolinario dies soon. Naturally of course. But very painfully.

  19. de Villiers 5 Aug 2011, 7:12pm

    The basis for holding a straight-pride is entirely misconceived. The purpose of any minority-group festival is that it demonstrates the continued existence of that group, the fact that the people are proud of their particular status and it carves out an alternative minority space in contrast to the majority, heterogenous culture.

    A straight-pride lacks all of these features. By its majority status, people who are straight are no more likely to be proud of their sexual orientation than would blond-haired people be proud of being blond or white people be proud of being white.

    Those who would take part in a ‘white’ parade would be a minority group of nationalists, proud of their minority views, demonstrating again the rule.

    By contrast, whereas minority parades attempt to carve-out minority space from majoritarian culture, a straight-parade would be intended to reinforce that majoritarian, heterogenous culture, thereby suggesting that anything that was not of the majority was lesser.

  20. Fine let the heteros have their hetero pride, and whilst they’re on the subject they can spend the other 364 days of the year being treated as a political and religious punchbag, have their marriages presented as “a threat to families everywhere” and their personal lives scrutinised by bigots who don’t even know them, some of whom want them dead.
    Seeing as they think we’re getting preferential treatment and they’re feeling sooooo left out of all these gay perks we get.

  21. Equality needed you say, then they have theiir straight pride, or the gays ditch their gay pride then all will be equal.

    Cant have one without the other.

    I think a hetrosexual day wouuld be good.

    1. If Gays ditch their Gay Pride all will NOT be equal, since straight people will still have advantages that we do not (marriage and paltry things like that you know). As has been reiterated many times thus far, EVERY DAY is straight pride day, but I guess that you would need to exit from your privileged bubble to see that.

      1. Well said!

  22. SilenceIsGolden 5 Aug 2011, 9:18pm

    I’m far from wanting to gloat (we still have too many problems in the world to even think about that), but I love it in Vancouver (Canada) the name has changed to simply “Pride.” Not only does the OK point out that it’s a celebration for everybody to show their pride, but we have non-GLBT groups participating because they want to show that we’re all part of the same community, i.e. city. It works here, but then again, there’s not much left here in terms of legal discrimination (actually, I don’t think anything).

  23. He strikes me as one of these funny little men that’ll be found one day by the pigs, rutting in the back of his motor, balls deep in a pre-op hooker…then claim he was just giving her a lift.

  24. Well I agree with Davey on this:

    1. Katie Kool-eyes 22 Sep 2011, 3:04pm

      Fantastic vid!

      It captured all the reasons why there is a gay pride. The video was direct, educational and short (so no excuse for not watching it through lol). Also, it was fair minded and acceptable to the question put forward

  25. Rich (original) 6 Aug 2011, 12:40am

    There should be more demonstrations with condemnation of homosexuals and wished send them to Hell!….

    1. Staircase2 6 Aug 2011, 1:16am

      Thats not English…

      1. That’s the most generous thing that could possibly be said about it.

      2. ladytanya 7 Aug 2011, 5:20am

        Hi Staircase2, what did you think you would get from, Rich (original),he has no brain, or a life, so we have to feel sorry for him, and that will piss him of more than anything else?
        And talking of Pried see you all at Brighton for there pried

    2. I hope I’m going to hell. I can’t imagine a more apalling eternity than spending it with c-nts like you.

      “What shall we do today Zacharia?”

      “Let’s sing christian rock songs and drink wine coolers!”

      No thanks, get me some heavy industrial and some narcotics, STAT! Bring on the lake of fire!

    3. All your base are belong to us!

  26. Staircase2 6 Aug 2011, 1:16am

    Bloody idiot

    He’d be better off setting up Black Pride Festival – he’s identified that black people are not given the media time and energy they need so why then spend his energy promoting something (Heterosexuality) which doesn’t need any help in the first place?

  27. Jock S. Trap 6 Aug 2011, 1:49am

    Good and I hope it goes well.

    Everyone should have the right to celebrate themselves… all together.

  28. radical53 6 Aug 2011, 5:50am

    When we behave normally we will be accepted. Being GAY is not about being normal. Never was or should be.

    That we have to many privileges because of being gay. Really. I think we are more REPRESSED now than any time since the decriminalisation of Homosexuality.

    I would love to see the end of gay prides/ Mardi Gras’s etc. They do us no favours. They even divide us more from mainstream society.

    Should have to have a look at future events that, which I hate, to more inclusive. Might solve the problem.

  29. Gay Daily Mail Reader 6 Aug 2011, 6:57am

    We have Gay Pride festivals, Carribean Carnivals, Asian Melas, Orange Parades etc. We also have a Black Police association and an LGBT police association. We have MOBO – Music of Black Origin. Why not have Straight Pride, a White Police Association, Music of White Origin? Or would it be better if we scrap all that and take Pride in our diversity and let PRIDE mean People Rejoicing In Diveristy and Equality.

    1. de Villiers 6 Aug 2011, 9:17am

      The basis for holding a straight-pride is entirely misconceived. The purpose of any minority-group festival is that it demonstrates the continued existence of that group, the fact that the people are proud of their particular status and it carves out an alternative minority space in contrast to the majority, heterogenous culture.

      A straight-pride lacks all of these features. By its majority status, people who are straight are no more likely to be proud of their sexual orientation than would blond-haired people be proud of being blond or white people be proud of being white.

      Those who would take part in a ‘white’ parade would be a minority group of nationalists, proud of their minority views, demonstrating again the rule.

      By contrast, whereas minority parades attempt to carve-out minority space from majoritarian culture, a straight-parade would be intended to reinforce that majoritarian, heterogenous culture, thereby suggesting that anything that was not of the majority was lesser.

  30. I’ll support Str8 Pride – as soon as str8 people are bashed for walking down the street with their partner, are fired for being str8, are excluded from their partner’s hospital rooms/funerals by his family, or (in some countries) put to death for being found sleeping with someone of the opposite sex.

    1. Well said Ivan, you put it much better than me!

  31. “not anti-gay but a protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys”. like being abused, called names, discriminated and have my relationship not recognized hardly anywhere? oh wow….such PRIVILEGES i have . i am SO embarrassed to be Brazilian right now..

  32. Well, let them have at it, but there’s the matter of the 800 pound gorilla in the room, and that’s the one that asks: Who’s going to STAGE the event if not gay women and men?!?
    Costumes, floats, themes, music, etc., etc.
    Without the queers, they’ll be shuffling along to a dirge.
    They can’t live with us, and they can’t party without us; it’s that simple.

    Fortunately, true Brazilians aren’t going to fall for this divisive nonsense. It’s always the wacky politicos who spend valuable time inventing substitutes for the tough issues that the citizenry faces.

  33. Spanner1960 7 Aug 2011, 6:07pm

    So this guy thinks gay people are being offered “special privileges”?

    Gay men pay for ante-natal clinics, family planning centres, nurseries, schools, home welfare and many other services they are never going to benefit from. If he thinks we should be treated the same, can I have some of my tax back please?

  34. “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”—Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

  35. Truth has to be told, the Heterosexual Pride Parade is as unnecessary as the Gay Pride Parade. There has been too many parades in São Paulo. I mean, isn’t the Carnival once a year enough ? We Brazilians like to commemorate everything with parades and parties and feasts and “showmícios” that really do no good for any cause, including the Gay Pride Parade, which, for being known as one of the biggest gay pride parades in the world recently has turned more into a commercial and entertainment event like the Carnival than a fight for LGBT rights.

    Also, all these parades stop the traffic in São Paulo, which is already bad enough on normal “paradeless” days.

  36. Paul UK (in Canada) 8 Aug 2011, 6:22am

    Actually the alderman has a good point. Next the blacks will be demanding equal rights… the horror! [/sarcasm]

  37. “…the privileges the gay community enjoys”? If that is the case, I will support a heterosexual pride any day! But I’m still puzzled by this ignorant comment.

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