The people who organise the Gay Mardi Gras surely are filled with good intentions but I'm not sure they achieve their goals.
How does filling the streets with gaudily and/or scantily dressed men, women, transvestites, bi-sexuals, etc, who wilfully trespass over the boundaries of good taste promote the objective that gays demand that they be treated as normal members of society?
How can cross-dressing and obscenity and the ridiculing of societal conventions ever be accepted as reasonable by mainstream society? And how can what happens after the parade at the bacchanalian bash ever be considered appropriate?
If gays want acceptance then surely to behave acceptably would be a good start!
Just a thought.