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Monday, 7 July 2008

Gay McPride

This weekend in Madrid we had the annual gay pride day, with thousands of people pouring into the city to pack the nightclubs and have loud parties. Being a married straight guy, I celebrated by going for a walk with the family and spending the evening with an action movie and a bottle of wine.

While we were out for a walk I saw some revelers carrying rainbow fans. Nothing unusual, of course, because people were decked out in rainbow capes, rainbow shirts, rainbow sunglasses, etc., etc., etc., but what caught my attention about the fans was that they had a big McDonalds logo.

When did Ronald McDonald come out of the closet? While it's nice that McDonalds is supporting tolerance, I have to wonder about their sincerity. I never saw McDonalds supporting Gay Pride back in the United States. They're probably afraid the Born-Again Christians would go get fat in Burger King instead.

Gay activists often say they want to be treated like everyone else. Careful what you wish for. Do you really want to be sponsored by McDonalds?

1 comment:

Keefieboy said...

Google had a float in the big parade...