LGBT Guild Holds Pride Parade in Final Fantasy XIV

Twinfinite writes, "It's always nice to see people coming together within the gaming community to do something life-affirming."

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randomass1711400d ago (Edited 1400d ago )

That's a pretty cool way to express yourself if you're that far into a game's community. Good for them for this march.

JsonHenry1400d ago ShowReplies(1)
Chespin1400d ago

Can we have a straight parade? No gays allowed.

randomass1711400d ago (Edited 1400d ago )

I don't think there is anything that bars a straight parade. Not sure why you would want it though because there is not much reason to promote straight marriage as a good thing when it's already widely accepted.

@Jyndal I don't think you are homophobic or more to the point anti-gay if you don't actively support gay rights. You are though if you actively speak out against gays having equal rights. Events like these are generally inclusive, but I don't think anyone with sense would try to force anyone into it either.

Jyndal1400d ago (Edited 1400d ago )

I don't look at it that way. To me it's almost come to the point that if you're not actively supporting gay rights, then you get labeled a homophobe, among other things.

I'm glad the gay community is getting the same rights as straight people now, but don't expect me to play a part in it. It's their fight, so they should be the ones in there swinging, not me.

A parade to celebrate the fact that I, among others, are straight would be a statement that, in my view, would show those that are gay and want to shove it in our faces just how silly that approach is.

JsonHenry1400d ago

Yeah, I get yelled at called names when people ask me if I'm going to the gay parade and I respond with "Why would I?" and all of a sudden I'm homophobic because I don't actively celebrate a lifestyle I don't partake in. I don't like parades. I don't like Christmas parades, I don't like St. Patrick Day Parades, hell I don't even like Macy's Thanksgiving day parades. And I celebrate all of those holidays! Why would it make me homophobic for not having an interest in a gay parade?

It's like being called racist because I don't agree with our current prez's political positions.

Its more about forcing something on you and brow-beating you into shame in most cases than it is about acceptance or diversity.

Baka-akaB1400d ago

I hear you , but quite honestly , isnt that like any other gathering event in FFXIV ?

Bimkoblerutso1399d ago

While I don't really care one way or another that they are doing this, it has always confused me why sexuality is such a matter of contention in general.

Like, why did I get made fun of for being a virgin until I was 21? Why are seemingly reasonable people horrified that two dudes are sticking it to one another? But then conversely, why would that distinction be a source of pride for people in the first place, gay or otherwise?

Why does it goddamn matter to the rest of the world who we're getting it on with, and why do we feel like the rest of the world needs to know in the first place!?

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rextraordinaire1400d ago

Heterosexuals are welcome at any pride event. Where did you get the idea that it was a closed group? 0_o

Elda1399d ago

Absolutely!...I've been to the Puerto Rican pride events,St.Patrick Parades,Halloween parade,Thanksgiving Parade,Caribbean Pride including the Gay Pride all here in NYC & they have been fun & everyone respects one another never had a problem of the end of the day people are people.

My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante1400d ago

They went around attention whoring in a game. So what?

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