Listening to: Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
As far as I see it, this event is a huge load of crap. For years dA had as few issues that have been talked over and over again, with no visible sign of fix in sight. It is known there are complaints about how, in general, this community has been getting worse: thieves, tracers, fetish artists with their poorly cropped figures and no mature tag on it, underaged users, assholes and yada yada yada. Not to mention a pesky bug over the llama for points thing, where the same invalid offer pops up constantly... What do we see instead of a fix? LGBT propaganda, because there is no better way to say you love your community than starting a LGBT project. Just say you like gays and we forget all of your laziness for the last years.
One thing I don't like, it's the amount of coverage we (LGBT community) currently have, I get it, we aren't straight, why all the fuss? Though some events are, sadly, necessary to raise awareness, they are getting out of hand, completely. The way things are heading, the amount of events as this, the importance given by the media to it; we're more getting into a situation where we aren't include ourselves, but rather segregate the group we want to be inserted on. Being part of LGBT is supposed to be a normal thing, yet we're having a tremendous amount of attention, we want to be taken as equals, but we're promoting our differences. Example, pride, one should be ok with themselves right? not to be afraid to voice who they are, that's the point of the movement. Now there's where the double standards start, you say "I'm proud to be gay" and people say you're brave, say "I'm proud to be straight" and you're the scum of the Earth.
This where I say the whole pride movement is an utter nonsense the way it's being implemented. I mean, heck, what's the point of being proud because you simply like to have a person in bed? Save the pride for when you actually do something out of sheer force and dedication. How it is supposed for us to be seen as the same as other people, if we keep waving flags and make it clear we are different? Of course this does get on the nerves of some people (me included), it's an annoyance, not to mention an awful logical flaw. DA is no different, they send two notifications about the event, one to promote it and another to promote the flag. This is kinda shoving things down people's throat, though simply deleting the notifications solves it, what I am against is that everywhere I go on this site, I have to put up with that flag at the header. They support LGBT, cool, awesome, ok; but some people don't, and having that flag slapped on their faces will do more harm than good to us. Who knows, some might even get tired of us because of stunts like that and actually get more aggressive.
To wrap things up, I do not condemn LGBT (that'd be very hypocritical of me), but I do am against being proud of something so trivial. I recognise the importance of awareness events, but also acknowledge the way they're made they might lead to an even deeper segregation on the long run. I do think people should be more accepting, but I don't agree they should have it slapped on their faces so much.
All for now, Frosty's out