The Dallas Pride parade is Sunday. As the Huffington Post notes, there is some controversy brewing as we head into this year’s celebration. I’ll let Daniel Cates, the North Texas coordinator for GetEQUAL TX, explain. Here’s what he wrote on his Facebook page:
So the Dallas Tavern Guild has instituted NEW rules for parade participants at this year’s Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade — more commonly known as Dallas Pride. To make the parade more “family friendly” and to accommodate comfort for the increasing number of attending heterosexuals and corporate sponsorship, participants are being asked to cover up! No bare asses, no breasts (even with pasties) no tight underwear on dancers, nothing too political at all. The “queer” is effectively being erased from our pride celebration in favor of the most polished, heteronormative representation of our community as possible.
As someone who endorses bare asses, breasts (even with pasties), and tight underwear on dancers, I say this is an outrage. Why do you think the number of attending heterosexuals has increased? Because we like seeing bare asses, breasts (even with pasties), and tight underwear on dancers. I call on the LGBT community of North Texas to step it up this weekend. Let it all hang out. As long as you’re hot. That goes without saying. Even though I just said it. No naked ugly people, please.