Maybe it has little or nothing to do with the plot, being there simply there to spice up the background of whatever the protagonists are doing any show with a Cast Full of Gay is bound to do a Pride episode at least once. Or maybe it's a major part of the plot. For example, one of the major characters could be helping organizing the whole thing or organize protests against it. Or there could be heated debates on what minorities and organizations should and shouldn't be included. Hilarity may very well ensue if one or both sides resort to Activist Fundamentalist Antics. The parade may be portrayed as a stand-alone event, or be given context as a part of a larger festival.
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Among the parade sights and sounds that did inestimable harm to the gay-rights cause: a group of obese women in leather biker outfits passing out clitoris-shaped lollipops to horrified onlookers; a man in military uniform leading a submissive masochist, clad in diapers and a baby bonnet, around on a dog leash; several Hispanic dancers in rainbow wigs and miniskirts performing "humping" motions on a mannequin dressed as the Pope; and a dozen gyrating drag queens in see-through dresses holding penis-shaped beer bottles that appeared to spurt ejaculation-like foam when shaken and poured onto passersby. Timothy Orosco, 51, a local Walgreens manager whose store is on the parade route, changed his attitude toward gays as a result of the event. Allison Weber, 43, an El Segundo marketing consultant, also had her perceptions and assumptions about gays challenged by the parade. The parade's influence extended beyond L. Footage of the event was featured on telecasts of The Club as "proof of the sin-steeped world of homosexuality. Henry Thorne, a New York University history professor who has written several books about the gay-rights movement, explained the misunderstanding. Confronting the worst prejudices of a world that didn't accept them, they fought back against these prejudices with exaggeration and parody, reclaiming their enemies' worst stereotypes about them and turning them into symbols of gay pride," Thorne said.
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King had been loitering, meaning he sat down for a meal at a segregated restaurant. The image of the crime's aftermath is striking for a number of reasons: the cops' stone-faced indifference; the bucolic bushes behind the three men, which belie the violent tension of the scene; the way King is waving away some anonymous person, as if to say, "Let them do their job. Everything's going to be fine. To anyone who's ever spent time in the Deep South in the summer months, the picture is notable for another reason.
It was intended to take place in May annually since in the Russian capital Moscow, but has been regularly banned by Moscow City Hall , headed by Mayor Yuri Luzhkov until The demonstrations in , , and were all accompanied by homophobic attacks , which was avoided in by moving the site of the demonstration at the last minute. In June , Moscow courts enacted a hundred-year ban on gay pride parades. The Moscow Pride was banned by the authorities. The Moscow Mayor's chief of security, Nikolai Kulikov , stated in an interview on Echo Moskvy , a radio station, that the Gay Pride conference and festival would be banned because of the negative views of the Russian population towards it: "all public expressions [by gays and lesbians] must be banned [