Friday, December 27, 2013

Alabama town invites gay dance troupe to parade; controversy ensues

According to Buzzfeed:

The Prancing Elites, an all-male gay cheerleading squad from Mobile, Alabama, danced in a Christmas parade a few miles west in the small town of Semmes last weekend. Townsfolk, however, were appalled, apparently not knowing that The Prancing Elites were planned for the parade.

Why were they shocked? Let the video tell the story:



Hat tip to Rod 2.0 Beta


Lori Makes Quilts said...

On noes, we must protect the children from gyrating hips!!!

glendenb said...

I don't how to bring this up in a delicate way so I'm just going to say it.

Am I the only one bothered by a bunch of (apparently) straight white people critcizing a group of gay black men? Am I wrong to be bothered by these straight white people claiming a group of black gay men are somehow a threat to their children?

Given the long history of claiming that black men are somehow dangerous to white people, especially white women, and that gay men are a danger to children, this particular ginned up pearl-clutching controversy really annoys the holy ever loving shit out of me. Are the townsfolk upset because they're black men? Or they're gay? Or they're gay black men who have the nerve to not be ashamed of themselves?

Okay, I'm going to try to get off my moral high horse now.

Erica Cook said...

glendenb, no, you're not alone.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Probably the only non-boring thing about that parade in decades.