Pride Day is this coming Sunday in New York City so I wanted to just take a second to share some friendly advice when it comes to hecklers and protestors. There’s no doubt in my mind a few nutbags will be setting up tent somewhere in the West Village to try and sell you “salvation” but the trick is this… don’t give in. Honestly, the best method in dealing with such individuals is by not dealing with them at all. Do not even give them the time of day.
Let’s face it. There’s no way you’re going to be converted and there’s no possible way you’ll be giving that male protestor a blowjob by the end of the evening. Last year, a whole group of lesbians started shouting obscenities towards a male Bible thumper. My initial reaction was why on Earth would you even give someone like him a second of your precious gay time. Ignore, ignore, ignore. The best way to piss them off is by not paying any mind to them. And by no means should you ever become physical. Spending Pride in a jail cell is not cute, queen.
The last time the Westboro Baptist Church picketed in the town square in Provincetown, not a single person responded to their spouts of bullshit. They eventually gave up and moved on. See? Being passive does work. Keep your mind on the Parade and that cutie next to you, not the asshole preaching on the apple box.