I first saw pink LEDs when we were having our year end holidays in San Francisco. I wanted them for our Christmas tree but was too lazy about lugging them back. As they were probably a novelty then, the prices weren't right and I am a stickler about not over paying for anything. That's is the first rule of personal finance, which I am glad the kids have learned too.
Now let's take sides. The Pink Dots are on a roll aren't they? They claimed 21,000 turned up. There were 15,000 last year and their first gathering had only 2,500 (2009?)
I bet most of those who showed up were straight and by that are they implying gays are crooked? I think they will get to this issue some day.
The Pink supporters have energy and creativity. I first knew about their creativity from Dr. Florida book.
Look at what I have picked up from Facebook below.
Grace Tang had many people agreeing with her but they were silent supporters. At this rate it is a matter of time the Pink would steamroll the rest. Of course, I am oversimplifying. The non-Pinks will eventually organize and resist. By then it could be a clash of the Titans and I hope we can settle this peacefully before we get to that.
I can think of what obvious but distant consequence Grace Tan alluded to: no babies, we become extinct were nearly everyone becomes gay. And we don't need to get anywhere near there to run into difficulties. Personally I think it is less natural to be gay as it is also less occurring in nature. Morally and spiritually that is more complex. In some ways they are inadvertently holding up a mirror to show that we are not better people.
I wasn't there and don't plan to any time. It is good to have this in video so absent ones like me have some idea. This is a nascent and critical development in our society.
I could hear them singing the National Anthem and Dick Lee's 'Home'. They are telling us they want to be accepted like we accept any of different race or religion. Surveying the ground, I think many people there weren't LGBT. They were just there to lend their support for equal treatment in our society.