Gay Day at PKI

Sunday, August 18, 2002 7:48 PM
Does anyone have any information about Gay day at PKI?
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Sunday, August 18, 2002 7:53 PM
If there is one will you be attending?

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 7:59 PM

MikeMir, why? Does it actually matter? If you don't have any information, why did you bother replying? We don't need you to start any gay bashing on here.

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 8:02 PM
Ummm...he was just asking. How did you know he was going to start "gay bashing". Honestly...

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 8:07 PM
I know, If i were gay, (which im not) i could be asking so we could meet up and hang out, why do some people always jump to stereotypical remarks, and racial slurs.

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 8:11 PM
I believe it is the last friday of the month. The park is open to the public 10-6, but then reopens from 7-midnight.
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Sunday, August 18, 2002 8:17 PM
Thanks Tinkerbell, do you know if you can purchase the tickets at the park or do you have to go through an organization?
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Sunday, August 18, 2002 8:23 PM

A friend of mine e-mailed me these links for info about the event. He goes every year. Apparently the park traditionally isn't very crowded for this event (approx. 4000 people) so the lines are quite short. Hope this helps.

http://www.glbtcentercincinnati.com/pkipridenight.html

or

http://www.kqweekend.com/

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 8:27 PM
I am not remotely homophobic, nor do I tolerate anyone who is, but may I ask why parks have Gay days? They don't have Black days, or Jewish days....?

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 9:22 PM

I called my local park to inquire about this year's "Straight Pride Day" and they acted like I was crazy. Go figure.

Seriously, any topic here with the word "gay" in it is most certainly destined to go directly in the crapper. People here have proven time and again that they don't have the maturity to handle it in a civil manner.

*** This post was edited by bigboy on 8/19/2002. ***

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 9:37 PM

nasai said:
I am not remotely homophobic, nor do I tolerate anyone who is, but may I ask why parks have Gay days? They don't have Black days, or Jewish days....?

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I don't think the parks promote the "Gay Days". I had a friend that is a nurse who worked at PKI's first aid building and she told me that PKI dosen't set up an event like GE days. The Gay Day at PKI is usually like the school and church groups you see at the park. I personally don't go to the Gay Days because I'm not gay.

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*** This post was edited by THE BEASTmaster on 8/19/2002. ***

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 10:17 PM

It would be very cool if everyone could act like an adult and allow this thread to remain for those who are seriously interested.....if you're not gay, or at least a reasonable human being, allow our gay friends to have discussion without ignorant asinine comments...Many of my friends have had to put up with a lot of "stuff" that they really don't deserve, and it IS the 21st century.....hope everyone has a great time...:)

nasai, I distinctly recall jeremy mentioning Latino/Latina day at SFA...don't think I've ever seen a nationality have a day at a park, but any group that has over 25 people in mot parks can organize a "day", get group discounts, reserve picnic space, etc. The days that a LARGE corporation rent out the park, it's sometimes closed to the GP...(got us to PCar on a Sat., gotta get back there to give them a "fairer shake"....

bill, Master Shake, Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 11:07 PM

Bill, granted.... I understand, and I think it's actually pretty neat. My point isn't to bash, obviously, but I really do question the point of a Gay day. As you know, many of our mutual friends on this site are gay, and I don't think they feel the need for a "day of recognition," so to speak. You get my thought? That's all.... I guess I might seem to be playing Devil's advocate here, but I am not. I truly don't understand the reasoning. Why can't large Gay or Christian or Jewish groups (or anything grouped) just get together? Why does a park, with a tremendous burden (as to not offend potential homophobes, Satanists, Muslims) have to endure sponsoring a specific day for any group, ethnic, or otherwise? Even if the park isn't apparently sponsoring the group, they are allowing the group a bit of special attention. I don't think that is appropriate or needed. I know you see my point. Perhaps you don't agree, but it is valid.

............and yeah. These threads, although well intentioned, do turn quickly, don't they;)
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Sunday, August 18, 2002 11:31 PM

...well, I guess the strong, and vocal, gay community...while I certainly understand you're point is not to bash (obviously YOU are too intelligent), I do know these threads have a tendency to "tunr" as you say, and thought it appropriate to note these are not organized by the parks. I would imagine a "smart park" would endeavor to court the gay community (and ethnic groups, and nationalities, and religious groups, etc.) while not offending the "conservatives"...so the park is certainly in a position to want to "endure" as many groups as possible....while having to walk a rather tight rope....so I can definitely see your point....but I for one am happy to see *diversity* stressed...it's our strength...the weakness is in the ignorance of the (thankfully) few....

bill, jumping back down off soapbox...;)

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Monday, August 19, 2002 12:07 AM

Let me ask some of you this question...How do you know that the person in front of you, behind you, or even the ride op is/is not gay?

I think a good reason for Gay Day is for those to comfortably enjoy the park without any worry of being bashed or outcast.

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Monday, August 19, 2002 12:08 AM

Rock on Bill! Andrew...when are they being bashed? I have been to parks with many of my overtly gay friends (putting it nicely!), and we have never received any threats.


*Rob....still standing on the box that Bill is gently kicking:)*

*** This post was edited by nasai on 8/19/2002. ***

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Monday, August 19, 2002 4:09 AM
As far as I know Gay Day is sponsered by different organzations and not the park. I think that it is a great thing to have. Being that I am gay and knowing that I can take my boyfriend to a park for the evening and comfortably hold hands with him as we walk through the park is a nice feeling. Because of ignorance and intolerance any display of affection, even as simple as holding hands is something that we usually are not comfortable doing in public, where as heterosexuals are able to do this without a second thought.
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Monday, August 19, 2002 4:34 AM

Nasai- some parks do have days for certain groups. SFA was already mentioned and SFGAdv has Jewish day (usually the 2nd or 3 Sunday after opening) at GAdv the park is usually open only for season pass holders and the group.

I personally see nothing wrong with a group of people (whoever they might be) getting toghether and organizing a day at a park. If they have the membership numbers and money to do it...more power to them.

*** This post was edited by jgfama on 8/19/2002. ***

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Monday, August 19, 2002 5:33 AM

Nasai: Having a "gay day" organized by an organization isn't any different than CoasterBuzz having its event at the park. If any ethnic organization wants to do the same, they can! The park has nothing to do with it... they don't just one day decide, "Hey, let's have an event for gay people."

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Monday, August 19, 2002 5:47 AM
I went to CP on Gay Day this year, and really didn't find it to be much different from any other day. Sure, there were a couple of flamboyantly gay people that you might not see acting in such a fashion during a regular day, but other than that, no big deal. I didn't see anything that would have offended even...me (noted right-wing conspiracist). I actually plan on going to PKI's gay day just because of the low crowds.

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