In my previous post, I mentioned that I had originally intended to write about something completely different than what I ended up writing about. In the first sentence of that post, I mentioned Vancouver Pride. I originally meant to talk about drag queens, which are a staple at pride parades (or so it seems), but ended up talking about Alberta's conservative politics. Anyway, what I was originally going to say follows.
I will spare you my opinion of drag queens. I will say, however, that I do not see what relevance they have to homosexuals. I do not know very much about drag queens, or transvetitism, or transgenderism (which I talked about previously), nor do I want to. I am homosexual, but, even in my youth, none of my mannerisms were very "girly." Aside from my sexuality and agnosticism, I am a traditional kind of guy. Here, I opined on gay pride. Since I never plan on attending a gay pride parade (except maybe to join the anti-gay protesters, although my motivation for protesting would be much different from theirs), the large occurrence of drag queens does not particularly bother me, aside from their association with gays. Although I believe I know why drag queens are associated with gays, I do not believe they should be. To me, they seem to be better associated with transgenderism, which is not a sexual orientation. For the same reason, I prefer the term LGB to LGBT (although I do not use either).
In my previous post, I mentioned the Calgary Stampede, which includes a rodeo. The spirit of the event appeals to me and my inner redneck. That brings me to gay rodeo, which is possibly the only gay-themed event I would ever be likely to attend. I wonder if it is an event that draws more conservative-leaning homosexuals, similar to how regular rodeos appeal more to conservatives than to liberals. To anyone who reads this that is familiar with gay rodeo, I have a question. Is it an actual rodeo, or it is just some campy parody? I have researched the event a bit, and, much to my chagrin, drag queens seem to be a staple of the event. This fact leads me to believe the latter is true.