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at various Pride events last year I remember a significant number of people reporting homophobic abuse from cishet attendees. I think it was mostly in tweets etc though, I can’t find much of it now. does anyone have any links?

would also like to hear if you've had personal experience with this and would be happy to share

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@shonalika London Pride has been routinely hijacked by transphobic activists. Here's an article from 2018: independent.co.uk/voices/anti-

Iirc it also happened last year, I've heard of similar stuff from other prides. Transphobic blocs have been present at a couple pride events that I attended in Scotland

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@GreenandBlack @shonalika

this is historical stuff (mid 2000s) but there were a lot of cishet folk from rave sound systems in SE England who latched on to Pride events around that time (supplying rigs) as they were seen as an excuse to party and take drugs (and wouldn't get closed down by cops); but folk attending would make snide homophobic/transphobic comments on their own forums (no birbsite back then!). Most of them are now 30/40+ and ait-right >>

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@GreenandBlack @shonalika

so it really wouldn't surprise me if these bitter sad old men are now still lurking around the sidelines of Pride (bear in mind many are quite good at LARPing at being "leftist" enough not to look out of place)

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@vfrmedia @GreenandBlack useful info, thanks both ^^

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@shonalika
at Hamburg pride last year this one hospital that 's basically the only place for trans people to go to here had their own truck despite not a single person having positive experience with them

also i got harassed by a weird photographer who kept asking for a picture and when i finally agreed to it he told me to look less happy

and like uhhhhyeah

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@pastelpunkbandit "look less happy" wowwwww

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