In a split that is mostly generational, a increasing number of gays and lesbians (and the rest) say they are bored with Pride.
A 26-year-old graduate student in art history at New York University, Joe Ackley, who was at the Phoenix last Wednesday, doesn’t go.
“I hate Pride. My friend and I celebrate Pride by going to straight bars.”
For others, the dream is still alive.
I am getting kind of anxious about the upcoming weekend, and all of the things that go along with attending and celebrating Pride. While I LOVE seeing shows and people watching, and really taking in everything wonderful about Pride, I am really leaning towards skipping the parade. I have not been able to deal with heat lately, and it is only getting worse as the summer steam rolls on. …
I can just go back and look at my pictures from last year’s parade in the AC; I guess that would be kind of like listening to the CD instead of going to the concert, right?
(Editor’s note: Uh, it’s felt like May outside for the last week.)