Since the beginning Pride has been over-the-top and hypersexual, because it has to be. The homophobes denying us our rights are saying, to no uncertain terms, that we shouldn’t be (as consenting adults) allowed to have sex with who we choose. If we were to white-wash Pride into being only something that those very conservatives would be comfortable with, then we would be doing the entire LGBT movement a disservice.
I had to actively decide whether or not it would be best for me to tell people I was gay or just go ahead and lie. If I lied, where would it end? Would I lie and say I was straight? Would I then proceed to lie and claim my partner was female? Or would I lie and say I was not in a relationship?