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10/02/2006

NC Pride turns 25; all it wants is fairness, equality, and an iPod

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 1-25The North Carolina Gay Pride Parade was held this weekend in Durham, with thousands reportedly turning out to march, yet only fifteen or so showing up to protest. A far cry from Durham's first parade in 1981, where, as Durham Assistant City Attorney Sherri Zann Rosenthal tells the Herald-Sun, people marched with bags on their heads for fear of being recognized.

Ah, sweet progress! Now the only bags on anyone's faces were the ones acquired by gays who partied too much the night before, out of fear of being branded a lame-ass if they stayed home.

The anti-gay festivities were reportedly led by Flip Benham, a man who's no stranger to Pride protests. The gay response to the protests was non-reportedly led by Flip HimOff, a man no stranger to aggressively dismissive middle finger gestures.

Gay pride parade attracts thousands [Herald-Sun]

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