Wednesday, June 09, 2010
You know you're an outcast when...
... the organizers of Madrid's Gay Pride parade (one of the largest events of its type in the world) tell the Israeli Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans-gender (GLBT) association not to attend.
Seriously, this is the kind of event that, no matter where in the world it is held, is supposed to be about inclusion and tolerance. And which pretty much always requires additional security precautions due to the threats and protests it tends to attract.
So given all of the above, it really says something about Israel's role as the world's left-handed, red headed stepchild (no offense if you are any or all of the above) when even our 'alternative lifestyle' community gets un-invited to a Gay Pride parade due to security concerns.
According to the group which represents Israel's GLBT community, "Spain has a large Muslim and radical left population and I think they were worried that the Israeli delegation would face violence. It wasn’t a political decision against the state of Israel; it was made because of security concerns.” [source]
Do you see how far people will twist logic to somehow explain away the world's bottomless hatred? Seriously, if it isn't political, just what the heck would an Israeli parade delegation have to fear from Spain's Muslims and radical leftists?!
Posted by David Bogner on June 9, 2010 | Permalink
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Such an attitude on the part of the organizers of the parade is utterly disgusting. Shame on them!
Posted by: Ilana-Davita | Jun 9, 2010 4:59:12 PM
They should try to have next year's event in Gaza. Wonder how a gay pride parade would go over in that neck of the woods.
Posted by: Baila | Jun 9, 2010 5:07:14 PM
It's always okay to discriminate against Jews. Rarely okay to discriminate against anyone else (except white males, of course :-)
Posted by: Mark | Jun 9, 2010 6:30:47 PM
I dont get it. Gays in general are condemned to death by the fundies. And if you add a few Israelis or not, thats going to change anything? Lets see their parade in Iran or Gaza.
Posted by: jacob | Jun 9, 2010 11:08:12 PM
OK, so the radical Left and Islamic Extremists get their way because everyone else is too afraid? Then they're definitely gonna win the War of Intolerance...until Moshiach, at least!
I've often heard from GBLTQ friends/acquaintances that it was much harder for them to come out as a Jew in the Gay community than to come out as Gay in the wider community. Anti-Semitism, much?
Posted by: Soferet Avielah Barclay | Jun 10, 2010 2:30:24 PM
Don't you think that the Spanish rainbow unicorn crowd aren't scared enough for their physical safely from Palestinian sympathist that we're talking about a symptom here as much as the disease of leftism?
Think of the left-green (as in muslim) thing as a coming trainwreck.
1) Leftist think hating happy, normal people, which is to say anything conventional and mainstream. makes them seem smart.
2) Jihadists want to see a world where Heidegger-like "Gleischhaltung" and total social uniformity and sameness are shoved down everyone's throat.
No, seriously.... it's going to be hilarious to watch...
Posted by: Joe | Jun 10, 2010 6:00:24 PM
I'm with Joe on this one. Imma grab a camp-chair and some kettle-corn and sit down on the sidelines, laugh and point. ;o/
Posted by: Wry Mouth | Jun 13, 2010 9:23:30 AM