Pride Criticized for Lacking Diversity

Jonathan Young, LGBT Weekly, August 25, 2011

Representatives from the Latino and African American LGBT communities chastised the San Diego Pride board of directors last week, criticizing the lack of ethnic diversity at the 2011 celebration. In addition, they announced intentions to re-launch the Latin Pride and Ebony Pride events if steps are not taken to make future festivals more diverse.

“I am just disgusted. I am offended. I went to the festival this year and I did not see anything that was representative of me,” said Franko “Franceska” Guillen.

Guillen, who has served as emcee for past Pride festivals, and Charles Patmon Jr., director of Urban Pride, addressed the board members, telling them stories of how they both attempted to work with the Pride organization this year to help organize stages specifically for Latino, African American, Asian and other performers from the ethnic LGBT communities. However, despite their efforts and their offer of assistance, no diversity stages were part of the festival.

“We knew this was going to happen,” Patmon said. “Our main concern, even back when I contacted Pride about having an African American or Urban Pride stage, was whether there was going to be a backlash from the urban community, specifically the African American community, that they weren’t represented.”

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When the Latin Pride and Ebony Pride (now Urban Pride) festivals–which were separate events several years ago–were combined with the San Diego Pride celebration, Guillen and Patmon said the organizers were promised that Pride would always include Latin and Urban stages.

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[Board Co-Chairwoman Judy] Schaim said Pride’s finances are stronger now, and they can review the possibilities of adding “a lot more diversity in the footprint of the festival.” However, without a written promise for next year’s event, Guillen and Patmon are working to relaunch the Latin Pride and Urban Pride festivals.

“… we are going to come back with the Latino Pride festival and it’s going to be bigger and better,” Guillen said.

“Someone from Pride asked me once, ‘What is Urban Pride? Are you part of us?’ Right now I have to say no,” Patmon said, adding, “We are in the works of creating our own product this next year because of what has happened.”

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  • Anonymous

    Good Maybe they should include some of the black youths who regularly raid the Castro district to enjoy beat downs and robberies.

    The San Francisco gays defend themselves against diversity by volunteer patrols. They carry pepper spray and handcuffs. After subduing a black they handcuff him to a bike rack, bus bench whatever is handy.

  • Anonymous

    The ony thing I have against gays is that they are a vocal and effective part of the anti White coalition. I love it when protected groups squabble.

    The NY Times is on a crusade against the numerous police departments in NYC. It seems that they have been doing their jobs and spying on and preventing further attacks on muslim terrorists.

    Of course is some White homeowner defended himself and his daughters from a home invasion and rape NY Times would demand the death penalty.

  • GayAmongYou

    Oh, please. HOW STUPID!!! If blacks and Hispanics are too lazy to get off their behinds and SHOW UP for the Pride events, fine. Let them whine “racism” and then put on their OWN events (speaking of segregation). They’ll find out that it is a HUGE task to organize and sponsor such an event, and we’ll all see whether or not they are equal to the task. Good luck!!!

  • Jay

    All this story illustrates is how the multiculturalism of the seventies (which was an outgrowth of the doctrine of pluralism of the early 1900s) has already morphed into its next stage, multi-racialism.

    None of this division and divisiveness was unexpected. As we get closer to multi-racialism, we will see society become a “war of all against all” and it’ll be pretty exciting.

    Keep in mind that multiculturalism was never more than a fraud anyway because it was merely an ideological construct to unite people of color against the diverse white American peoples.

    The multicultural doctrine has slipped its bonds, and fragmented the social order. The next step, of course, will be multi-nationalism which has also been obvious. Whether it is what the corporate entertainment culture and the dominant media culture want is another issue…I think they’ll regret their roles when these steps unfold.

  • Anonymous

    “Representatives from the Latino and African American LGBT communities…”

    I stopped right there. How do we know that there even ARE such communities? Are there not simply individual Latino and black gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals? Do they stick together? If not, then there are no such communities. If they do stick together by race, why? Does race trump even sexual preference? Are there in fact really “monolithic” racial cultures, to use the word that was used in mockery by David Starkey’s detractors?

  • Rhialto

    Historical note for #2:

    What you state is true today, but in the 60’s and 70’s, I observed a diversity of political views among men who engaged in homosexuality. Libertarianism was very popular, more so then liberalism. The HIV epidemic and the politically foolish response from the Christian Right and other anti-liberals, gave the liberals a great opportunity to gain male homosexual support. The liberals (not being) idiots took advantage of that opportunity. Lesbians, who are usually liberal, provided very effective support.

  • Anonymous

    Liberals never understood. If white people could squabble with each other in Europe for thousands of years (Romans/Germans to the World Wars), and then continue squabbling in North America (Franch/British/Colonists), what makes them think that disparate groups with nothing in common will coalesce together in a ‘rainbow of diversity and social justice’?

    At the end of the day, a nation with a numerous, dominant ethnic group has more stability than a polyglot of races and nationalities. Every multi-racial state that ever existed crumbled when the iron hand of the empire builders was weakened or hesitated.

    White people are being so marginalized now, it’s not even funny. On TV, white people are now being ethnically cleansed. Take an informal survey of commercials you see. More than 50% of the people shown in the commercials are non-whites. White males fare the worst – always being presented as goofy and clueless. Blacks and Asians are NEVER presented that way, in shows or on commercials, but rather they are shown to be smart and the leaders.

    Yesterday I saw a commercial for some new medicine. It had the usual images of families together, frolicking, happy that grandma was saved by this medication. In one telling shot, an entire white family is shown running around their yard happily, then out of nowhere, a random black boy comes in the foreground and lingers for at least ten full seconds, for no apparent reason and out of place to boot!

    The MLK statue ceremony had throngs of crying black people worshipping their hero. I just thought, “Well, forget about Washington, Lincoln or Roosevelt.” We are being replaced. The heros are now black, the schools teach we are all evil and now the Federal gov’t won’t hire white males by Obama’s decree.

    Diversity is great as long as the ‘diversity’ crowd has a common enemy – us. But as we recede, all they will have is each other, and I suspect they will find they have little in common with each other!

  • Rhialto

    Historical note for #2:

    What you state is true today, but in the 60’s and 70’s, I observed a diversity of political views among men who engaged in homosexuality. Libertarianism was very popular, more so then liberalism. The HIV epidemic and the politically foolish response from the Christian Right and other anti-liberals, gave the liberals a great opportunity to gain male homosexual support. The liberals (not being) idiots took advantage of that opportunity. Lesbians, who are usually liberal, provided very effective support.

  • Buster

    1.How is setting up stages for blacks and stages for hispanics making a festival diverse? There is no difference between that and holding separate events.

    2. Guillen said he “knew this was going to happen”. Don’t the professionally offended always know that something offensive is going to happen to them?

  • sbuffalonative

    “I am just disgusted. I am offended. I went to the festival this year and I did not see anything that was representative of me,” said Franko “Franceska” Guillen.

    Even a minority within a minority has to demand that everyone conform to their views. “Franceska” needs to start his own diversity pride event instead of co-opting the effort and work of others.

    I’ll reason it out this way.

    Most white gay men are liberal Democrats simply because they don’t believe anything they believe conservative Republicans believe.

    They associate with people they consider diverse (which means their white liberal Democrat circle of friends). It’s likely they have one or two black friends and maybe even a mixed race couple.

    In their mind, they believe they are open to diversity.

    However, a closer inspection will likely reveal that like most white people, the majority of their friends, the people they most closely associate with, are also white. Blinded by their notions of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion, they BELIEVE they are diverse, tolerant, and inclusive.

    I would bet that most same sex relationships are between those of the same race simply because this is how the majority of people pick mates.

    If you asked the average gay man, I’d bet he’d swear he believes in diversity but in real life, in his heart and soul, he too is racially aware by virtue of his associations.

    While I believe we have this in common with the majority of the gay community, I doubt few of them would admit to being racially aware. That would make them intolerant haters like conservative Republicans.

    Like white church going Christians on Sunday morning, most white gay men will attend services at largely white gay bars all the while believing they aren’t racists.

  • Kenelm Digby

    Pathetic.

    It’s now reached the stage when the priveleged are fighting amongst themselves like ferrets in a sack trying to prove ‘who is worthier than thou’.

    The priveleged cannot even trust other privelegeds in their silly little kudos games.

  • Anonymous

    “They associate with people they consider diverse (which means their white liberal Democrat circle of friends). It’s likely they have one or two black friends and maybe even a mixed race couple”

    Their black “friends” are usually people they work with and talk to at the Christmas party. That is the extent of the friendship.

  • margaret

    “Representatives from the Latino and African American LGBT communities…” I stopped right there. How do we know that there even ARE such communities?”

    They are looking for federal and non profit foundation grants to set themselves up for $100,000 a year executive director of blither blather jobs, offices to lounge around in all day, company cars, cell phones and expense accounts.

    Then there are the trips Florida and the Bahamas for gay seminars and advocate training during those long cold New York, Boston, Chicago and Minnesota winters.

    Also the opportunity to interview young hotties for jobs and surround themselves with cute young guys.

    It is unbelievable how many grievance group people make a living off being leaders of the victim group. Morris Dees, Abe Foxman, NAACP, ACLU, all of them live off the taxpayer either in direct federal funds or tax exempt donations.

    All those billions donated to non profits by wealthy Americans every year means the middle class pays more and more taxes to make up for the billions leached off in tax exempt donations to non profits determined to destroy the country.

    A smart first step for the White resistance would be to end all charitable tax donations. Let the Pritzkers, (Hyatt hotels and numerous other companies) pay 20 million a year taxes to the general fund instead of funding ACORN, Woods foundation and other organizations that elected Obama with that 20 million.

  • Anonymous

    “Take an informal survey of commercials you see. More than 50% of the people shown in the commercials are non-whites.”

    I watch TCM a lot because I can’t stand that 3 minutes of show, 3 minutes of commercials. I have noticed that even back in the thirties blacks were artifically inserted into movies.

    Just about every household that was not noticably poor had a black maid spouting off sassy remarks and huffing and puffing.

    If you watch these movies, you can see that these scenes with black maids were inserted into the story not to move the story along or show anything about the lead actors but just to insert a black into the movie.

  • Standars Bearer

    This is fascinating. The blacks and mestizos are openly acting in a race based tribal way demanding special treatment for their tribe (despite the fact that their tribes aren’t exactly tolerant toward them) and making it seem like the Whites are being racist for failing satisfy their demands.

    There is no sign that they are being excluded or treated any way differently, but they don’t want equal treatment, they want their own tribal stages. It’s a microcosm of what goes on in society at large.

    This is not bad news, blacks and mestizos don’t want integration and equality, they want their own separate “stages”. This reduces the risk on miscegenation and assimilation, which is the last thing we want.

  • Anonymous

    liberal vs liberal I love it.

    There was a story in St Louis Today and post dispatch about a group of bikers attacked and beaten by black thugs. The bikers are the leadership of Trailnet, a liberal group that promotes biking and walking in St. Louis.

    All these bike enthusiast groups are part of the grandiose I can save the earth liberal movement. They are are part of the anti White coalition although bikes, like sexual preference and environmentalism have absolutely nothing to do with race.

    To show how sick, absolutely insane and sick White liberals are here is what was on the comments page.

    There were 162 comments. Many commentors said and rightly so that it was anti White racism for the police to describe the attackers as ‘teens” when everyone knows that blacks attacked the bikers.

    Some of the bikers who were attacked responded by accusing writers who rightly assumed the attackers were black of racism.

    Yes, the attackers were black, but to say they were black is racism. The police were right to describe them as teens. Several householders saw the attack from their yards and windows as well.

    That is what Whites have come to. Whites attacked by blacks who accuse other Whites of racism when they mention that the attackers were blacks.

    We are a sick, degenerate race. Wish I could get myself and my family away to a saner White world than this sucidal insane asylum.

  • Standars Bearer

    “To show how sick, absolutely insane and sick White liberals are here is what was on the comments page.”

    There are White conservatives who are just as insane on race, like the fundamentalist Christian “Promise Keepers” who wash the feet of black males as a form of self-flagellation.

  • Anonymous

    16 — Anonymous at 6:28 PM on August 27:

    So many White victims of blacks or of Mexicans, seem to be the way you described above. Or the victims family members seem to say, “it doesn’t matter about the color of ones skin” (of the perp, etc.) that they all truly disgust me to no end. They deserve no sympathy nor help from us.

    I used to think of these delusional Whites, just wait until you or a family member becomes a victim of their crime and they will most surely become a WN, but now I see it doesn’t even matter if they are raped, murdered or whatever these foolish Whites will never wake up.

    It is like they have been injected with some anti-white serum into their mush brains.

  • AmericaFirst

    Obviously can’t speak for all of gay acquaintances, but my experience is that most white gays are very racially aware, and not necessarily liberal. All I know are hard-working, law-abiding, fiscally conservative and would probably be more inclined to open racial realism except that a lot of right-wingers seem to reject gays, regardless of what they may have in common with them. Reminds me of the anti-Mason bias of my youth: I was taught that the Masons disliked and segregated from Catholics, but when I got older I found it was the other way around: it was the Catholics that forbade association with the Masons, who would have accepted them.

  • MAJ

    #16

    Yes, exactly. This is insane.

    To meekly stand by and watch is tantamount to false surrender.

    I suspect that many brainwashed guilty whites hold some mistaken belief that by keeping quiet “just a little longer” things will change. Sorry, that’s not going to happen.

    While one has to be cautious it is vital to start speaking out to friends or family about the danger and show you are willing to not accept the status quo. Once enough people show no fear in doing so it can begin to create a critical mass to drive things to the next level.

    I try and show them that by simply staring at the criminal anti-white horror show going on and not responding they are really moral cowards.

    If (when) the time comes and greater action is required then whites need to be mentally ready. If we are, we win. It may not be pretty but I honestly believe civilization is at stake.

    Lastly, appearances, as they say, can be deceiving. I have found that allies in this undeclared war can be people you’d least expect and may be overlooked (lost) if you don’t speak up or make your point. Whites need every supporter in the cause because of the exponential payout.

    If you are not ready or still uncomfortable climbing on the mini-soapbox there are unlimited things you can legally do on an individual level to push back against a society being destroyed by black crime and incompetence and by multi-cultural craziness in government/academia/business, etc…

    Do something! Every journey begins with the first step and often the first step is the hardest.

  • Anonymous

    17 — Standars Bearer wrote at 8:09 PM on August 27:

    “To show how sick, absolutely insane and sick White liberals are here is what was on the comments page.”

    There are White conservatives who are just as insane on race, like the fundamentalist Christian “Promise Keepers” who wash the feet of black males as a form of self-flagellation.

    —————————————————————–

    You are so right! I can barely stomach “Christians” today. The so-called conservative ones are just as bad as the liberal ones. One and the same when it comes to race.

    On a side not, the “conservative” talk show hosts are just as bad. When they talk about illegals, black on white crimes, etc. they NEVER fail to mention that it is NOT about race or “skin color”. They don’t care, they say, if a person is red, black purple, etc. we are all “Americans”..Oh, and the best of all, when it comes to Obama it isn’t because he is black, it is his “policies” they are against. They would vote for a black “conservative” any day of the week, they say.. Color has nothing to do with it. As for the mexican illegals, if they just became legal, all would be a-okay to these White “conservatives”.

    Not to mention EVERY caller agrees with them. So the White Christians and “conservatives” are no better than the liberals. They have both been conditioned to be non-racial, thinking this is what the Founders would have wanted. If they only knew.

  • Harumphty Dumpty

    “Pride,” another good word gone to hell.

  • Anonymous

    I there anything to prevent the blacks, africans, latin hispanics, indian hispanics, filipinos, various sorts of asians and the multitude of ethnic groups from making a banner and marching in the parade together?

  • Anonymous

    17 — Standars Bearer wrote at 8:09 PM on August 27:

    “To show how sick, absolutely insane and sick White liberals are here is what was on the comments page.”

    There are White conservatives who are just as insane on race, like the fundamentalist Christian “Promise Keepers” who wash the feet of black males as a form of self-flagellation.

    Wish I hadn’t read that. I’m pregnant and prone to all day morning sickness.

    No coservative will say a thing about affirmative action or black crime. Neither will the NRA although they constantly push for more CCW and castle doctrine laws.

  • Anonymous

    ““I am just disgusted. I am offended. I went to the festival this year and I did not see anything that was representative of me,” said Franko “Franceska” Guillen.’

    Translation: He came on to someone and the object of his affection turned down his advances.