For Pride 2010, we asked an eclectic group for their take on Gay Pride. From living to loathing, the responses cover a wide spectrum - a rainbow of opinion, perhaps?
Our lead installment is from Bradford Shellhammer, who has been on the Internet blogging for so long that he started out over a dial-up connection back in the day. Recently Bradford co-founded fabulis, a new gay networking startup that is starting to take off. Here's his take:
In 2010, what does "gay pride" mean?
I love that you guys posed the question. Because it is something I have been thinking about for some time. (No, really I have been.)
This year I left a career in the design industry to cofound a little gay website called fabulis.com. Gays sometimes like to eat their own. And they also sometimes like to be overly critical. I used to think that all people were critics, and many are, but I think more gay people are overtly critical. Especially when criticizing their peers. Where this comes from I don't know. Insecurity? Anger? And I too was prone to do this. Let me tell you a little story about Whitney Houston.