Diversity on display: The 64th Annual Dogwood Parade

The 64th Annual Charlottesville Dogwood Festival Grand Feature Parade went down Market Street on April 20 and it did not disappoint. Indeed, Charlottesville's diversity was on display as scout troops, bikers, step dancers, gay and lesbian groups, military, and beauty queens all let their freak flags fly.

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Like ohh mi god I just like totally won the beauty pageant I'm like so pretty!!! I can't wait to update my facebook with this latest bit of external validation!

The only group flying a "freak flag" was the gay & lesbians...look at us...were queer...wooohooo....

RE: "Like ohh mi god I just like totally won the beauty pageant I'm like so pretty!!! I can't wait to update my facebook with this latest bit of external validation!"

Why so nasty & petty ?

I did'nt realize that it was either nasty or petty. I think it pretty well speaks for itself as far as what lives in the mind of a pageant winner. Pageants are about beauty which is external. I don't see anything nasty or petty about my comment. Sorry if you don't like it but like ohh mi god I totally don't care I'm going shopping!!!

Look at us we are straight and boring and we hate on people who are not straight and boring. Woo Hoo! It take some cashews to put your gayness out there in this town when the norm are people who think that just because someone is gay they are saying look at me. Maybe one day they will have the same freedoms as straight folks and be treated as such. Woo hoo

RE: "I did'nt realize that it was either nasty or petty."

I know.

RE: "I think it pretty well speaks for itself as far as what lives in the mind of a pageant winner."

Actually, it's you speaking what's in your mind about pageant winners.

RE: "Pageants are about beauty which is external."

Among other things.

RE: "I don't see anything nasty or petty about my comment."

I know.

RE: "Sorry if you don't like it but like ohh mi god I totally don't care I'm going shopping!!!

Enjoy.

Thank you! Wait till you see the designer bag I picked up today!

@Mall Walker...if you don't think pageants are about beauty, then why wasn't the "first disabled Miss America" a rolling-eyed blind woman or a chick with one arm? It was a deaf chick...someone who has no disability unless you speak with her or hear her speak. How convenient for a dumbed-down society.

R.I.P.: Bert Parks

Really comes across as an unattractive liberal with a chip on her sholder. Straight people are boring? lol...you do know that you are talking about 98% of the worlds population?
She must be a progressive liberal because the "hate" argument is their best defense...

Lol...lace...so deafness is not a disability unless someone is talking to you?

Look at us we are queer woo hoo. You sound like a white redneck who has only seen gay people on tv. Yes 98% of straight rednecks are boring unknowing and proud. If you were a gay redneck you would be much more interesting and diverse. I know you are a redneck because you spelled shoulder wrong and just so you know I'm a hot dude with a chip on his sholder. Look at me I'm a straight dumb redneck wooo hooo! I would so rather be gay if I were you.

@really, so anyone who isn't gay is boring and unknowing?
If I were gay I wouldn't have the beautiful family that I have. I would be at risk of nasty STD’s transmitted by my warped sexual practices, and I would be confused by our makers most accomplished creation...women. No thanks, boring is just fine with me.
"Hate" "redneck" come on, there must be a few more labels in your play book...really...

No not anyone just you. Be sure to pass down your hatred of gay folks to your lovely redneck family I am sure you will. I am sure the sex practices you engage in are as boring as you are and as ugly as your wife is you are in no danger of STD's. I am pleased to see that your spelling has improved however your antigay pro Jesus crap is just too stupid for me to bear. Karma is a beeyotch just remember that when lil Billy want you to accept him for who he truly is. (gay)

Like ohh mi god I totally think lil billy is gay.