yesterday, on my way to the local pride parade (or rainbow parade as it's called over here), i overheard a woman talking to a child on the bus. the kid asked why the bus wasn't going it's usual way, so the woman respondet "because of the parade", kid: what parade?, woman: rainbow parade, kid: oh! but what is it for?, woman:(condescending voice) ...I don't know!!! ...For nothing!! ...for they block all the traffic!!
for some reason this made me really angry. it also made me angry at myself for being such a coward and not saying anything as i was standing right next to them. if not shouting "gay rights" i could have easily suggested "tolerance" or something... but the tone of the woman's voice was just giving the parade such a negative connotation :-( and the words she used for "for nothing" in german usually mean that someone's doing something in vain in addition to implying there was no theme....with made me extra sad. and how the fuck does she now her kid is not gay?