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Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

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From the vault: Why are Pride events so sexual, if being gay isn’t all about sex?

After I posted this week’s video about how being gay isn’t all about sex, I got a lot of great comments, one of them from someone who said, simply, “Apparently you have never been to a pride parade.”

Which is a fair point to raise. If being gay isn’t about sex, why do we so frequently associate sexual images with Pride events?

Actually, this is something I wrote about way back in 2013, in two back-to-back blog posts. These days, the term LGBTQ has become more common than LGBT, but other than that, I think pretty much everything in these posts holds up. Here they are:

And, in case you missed it, this week’s video.

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