Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s recent DOMA decision, it is reported that two million people attended this past Sunday’s homosexual “Pride” parade in New York City. This mirrors increased attendance in such parades nationwide, with participants eager to celebrate what is viewed as a milestone in the advancement of the homosexual agenda.
As per usual, the “Pride” events were supported by liberal politicians and celebrities. Writes CBS New York:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other political leaders marched in the [NYC] parade. Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner also courted support in the crowd speaking to spectators through a bullhorn, and Public Advocate and candidate Bill de Blasio also marched.
… Serving as this year’s grand marshal is musician and activist Harry Belafonte.
… Lady Gaga kicked off the weekend of celebrations with an appearance and performance at the pride rally in TriBeCa.
… Gov. Cuomo also launched the “I Love NY LGBT” tourism website.
In attendance as well was City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who hopes to become NYC’s first openly homosexual mayor.
As for notables making appearances elsewhere, CBS writes:
In Chicago, the parade down Halsted Street, Broadway and Diversey Parkway in the city’s Boystown and East Lakeview districts was expected to top last year’s record attendance of 850,000 people in the wake of the DOMA decision, WBBM Newsradio reported. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn were among the participants, and retired NHL player Wade Davis served as grand marshal.
Yet the picture of unity presented by the media belies the controversy over homosexual parades bubbling beneath the surface. Much of this centers around the nudity and simulated sex acts that are staples of such events and the double standard that allows for them in violation of local decency laws. As Peter LaBarbera writes about what he witnessed during Chicago “Pride” parades:
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