he and his friends constantly attend LGBT events. I feel like the amount of activists in the LGBT community that openly advocate their beliefs are pretty high (not based on any facts, just based on what I've seen), and it's honestly very inspiring.
Unfortunately, my Father and brother aren't as openly minded as i am and whilst they don't disprove of it, they don't exactly agree with it either.
But they do say one thing and that is:
'You don't see straight people holding events and marches to raise awareness of there sexuality so why do they feel the need to? All they're doing is bringing attention to themselves and attracting trouble and insults. They should just get on with there lives if that's what makes them happy'
I kinda have to agree with them there. If you want your sexuality and lifestyle to be seen as normal (which it is) then stop throwing yourself into the media and public view shouting 'hey, look at me'.
I would agree with you if the way that they were organizing was to attack other groups, but they are just celebrating their sexuality, which is really incredible to see, because it's just a group of like minded people getting together having a blast.
It's Gay Pride, not Straight Hate. Because of this, I'd liken a gay pride parade to something like Mardi Gras, or a cultural celebration.
I can understand how someone like your father would be upset, since you said he has an anti-gay mindset, just as I'd understand why someone would hate cinco de mayo if they hated Mexicans.