Pride

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p.s the above picture is from Tokyo pride, B and I are neither of those women.

Picture this, my dear wife B. a femme lesbian who doesn’t stick out as gay, unless she’s with me, sitting on a bus on the way home from the gym. She passes through downtown where alot of people from Pride are starting to disperse.

A woman who has come from our pride parade, which happened hear yesterday gets on the bus.

On an empty bus, she walks up to my wife and sits down next to her. The following paraphrashed conversation ensues:

woman.: I was at pride, did you go to pride?
B: no.
woman: why not?
B (who is practising being on the bus alone without panicking replies): I’m sorry I’m not able to talk right now.
woman: what? You don’t want to talk about pride?
B.: I don’t want to talk to you.
woman: So you hate gays?
B: (in her head and not said to this lady) If my wife was here, she’d punch you in the mouth.

Funny this woman thinks unless you’re festooned in rainbows, you must be straight.

If you don’t “look gay”, you must be straight.

An interesting example of, you can’t actually tell who is a lesbian and who isn’t.

Here are some fun gay quotes:

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision. ~Lynn Lavner

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I’m giving them my share. ~Rita Mae Brown

You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight. ~Barry Goldwater

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ~Ernest Gaines

It doesn’t matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don’t do it in the street and frighten the horses. ~Daphne Fielding, The Duchess of Jermyn Street

Homosexuality is god’s way of insuring that the truly gifted aren’t burdened with children. ~Sam Austin

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524

If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work: “Hello. Can’t work today, still queer.” ~Robin Tyler

You could move. ~Abigail Van Buren, “Dear Abby,” in response to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood

That word “lesbian” sounds like a disease. And straight men know because they’re sure that they’re the cure. ~Denise McCanles

Happy Pride In Your Neck of the Woods 🙂

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23 thoughts on “Pride

  1. Portland Maine Pride was this last Saturday, posted a video of it on my YT channel, and it was just so great to have such a good turn out! Thanks for your blog!!!

      • Ha! Well meet your pal – I’m in the Scottish bible belt! 🙂

        I’m right in thinking you’re from Ireland originally, right? How long have you been in Canada, if you don’t mind me asking? 🙂

        • My condolences for you living in the scottish bible belt 😦
          And I was born in Canada, I spent time in Europe in the late 90’s though, being a drunken hooligan. Does that count?

          • That counts – so is it your parents (dad?) that are Irish or am I talking out my backside?!

            Totally counts. Have you seen (being Canadian you will have of course seen this!) ‘So, I Married an Axe Murderer’? Mike Myers playing his dad is hysterical and so incredibly true to life!!!

            Living in the Scottish Bible Belt is weird!!! I’m a heathen by comparison, but you’re not allowed to do things on the Sabbath – like hang out your washing/go to the swing park (yes, I would do that, lol!). It can get a little strange…

          • wow super weird!
            around here, bigger city, you can’t get a job in certain circles unless you go to church and your church buddies hire you
            Even if I have more education and experience, the moron from the fundamentalist christian church will get the job.
            which is why there’s a lot of crappy and clueless things happening in this city lol
            yep both my parents are full-blooded Irish…you’re not talking out your backside, ha ha! 😀
            .

    • Man, that is hard going, but there is a lot nepetism (spelling?!) everywhere. It’s often not what you know, but who you know and it’s sickening!!!

      I thought so. That’s really cool. So do they sound super Irish? I know quite a few Scots in Canada and they often go full on Scottish accent, as if they’re fighting to retain their identity… Weird. Lol. 🙂

      • LOL my parents are from a weird isolated island – Newfoundland…where we clung hardcore to our irish roots, in the middle of the ocean on the east coast, we’re closer to europe than vancouver, so in short, yep! i had an accent until journalism school!

        • Ha, that’s brilliant! I need to see more of Canada, really. If I was brave up enough to drive over there, I could have an almighty road trip. (Don’t think that I wouldn’t stop round for tea as we previously discussed!). 🙂

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