The "Ask Tell Act Coalition" is keeping the spirit of resistance alive," it reads. They've set up a website appealing to the "Boston Queer/LGBTQPI… Community Members and Allies." (Note the opening left for future categories to be added to the acronym.) They object to Boston Pride's official 2007 theme, "Ask. Tell. Proud to Serve Our Community, Our Country, Our World." And they object to Pride's "Military Ball". But we think their compatriots at Pride are not promoting a real military theme, but just referencing one of their more notorious fetishes. Jackboots are kinky, right?
They complain in the flyer about the "corporatization" of the Pride events. But we ask: If it weren't for support from big corporations, where would the GLBT movement be?