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Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Regarding the recent gay Pittsburgh PrideFest: Why not a straight pride fest/parade in Pittsburgh?

The vast majority in this country are heterosexual and as proud and comfortable as the others as to who and what they are.

The celebration would not be to “show off” their gender preference or to defend their “squareness,” but simply to have equal time to go public as do the gays. However, who needs any of the hoopla?

Can't we all quietly and confidently live our lives, whether straight or gay? Can't we display our self-satisfaction by being good role models for others in respect to character — generosity, fairness, honesty, responsibility, etc.?

What is the point of pride fests and parades? Isn't it all, after all, pointless, if not tasteless?

Mary Shirey

Ross

 

 
 


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