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Float Driver Ditches AIDS Group in Gay Pride Parade Panic: VIDEO


A float driver for the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland fled the scene after he learned he would be driving a truck in the Gay Pride parade, FOX8 reports:

A local company offered its services – a truck and a trailer – to the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. However, things quickly changed once the driver arrived.

“When the driver realized that he was going to be driving for the gay pride parade, he then stormed off and drove away, leaving us without a float this morning,” said Judith Pindell, director of public policy for the AIDS Taskforce.
Allegedly, the driver had yelled obscenities before driving off.

The organization said the incident is a prime example of why events like this need to happen.

Watch their report, AFTER THE JUMP...

The organization posted the above photo on its Facebook page, writing:

One of the reasons we have Pride is to show the world that we are a beautiful, talented community that doesn't deserve the hatred and bigotry we have to face from ignorant people like Tim from Mr. Excavator. He refused to drive in the Cleveland Pride Parade and drove off leaving the AIDS Taskforce without a float (The Pic is him as he started getting nasty)

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  1. @GEOFF, No we will not vote for Romney!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jun 25, 2012 10:01:53 PM

  2. His left nipple appeared to be excited to be there.

    Posted by: FRED | Jun 25, 2012 11:52:21 PM

  3. Does he only not work for gay people or has he refused other hauls for other reasons?

    Posted by: Armando | Jun 26, 2012 12:24:28 AM

  4. Disgusting vile pig.

    And yes, if you refuse to drive a car in a pride parade you have every right to be called a BIGOT because you are

    Posted by: SoccerEnthusiast | Jun 26, 2012 1:17:07 AM

  5. Isn't it funny that the trolls come on here pretending to be gay all while always defending the anti gay individual in the story

    "He has every right to not want to be associated to gays..."

    Sure....and WE have every right to call him a bigot. See how that works? Your freedoms of speech are not limited to just you all.

    Posted by: AJ | Jun 26, 2012 1:18:18 AM

  6. If you disassociate yourself from a group because they inherently are who they are (Latino, black, gay) you are an intolerant bigot. Why not just own it?
    Do you really expect gays to not call you one? Accept it.

    Posted by: Robert C. | Jun 26, 2012 1:19:09 AM

  7. Just know the troll is a GOProud self loathing idiot who is in shame about being gay and wants us to all be equally shamed as they are (Geoff)

    Sorry boo boo. Some of us refuse to rim that hetero hole like you do.

    Posted by: raisingrant | Jun 26, 2012 1:20:07 AM

  8. Only heterosexuals uncomfortable with their sexuality feel threatened to be around many gay men. It's not a healthy mindset to be completely frightened to be around people different than you, unless said people trigger something in you that comes from insecurity.

    Posted by: Olien | Jun 26, 2012 2:33:30 AM

  9. Pride represents equality, freedom, rights and respect of an opressed community and that community CELEBRATING life and their freedom to be themselves. If you're against that, than enjoy being called a bigot. Freedom of speech works both ways, as does freedom of observation.

    Posted by: JustdaFacts | Jun 26, 2012 2:34:59 AM

  10. This notion that people are ENTITLED to be as homophobic as they want and that they are ENTITLED to not want to be associated with us, and we are NOT entitled to call them what they are or even react is pure homophobia.

    If you want your actions and thoughts to be homophobic driven, the gay community has every right in the world to call it for what it is.

    The idea that people can be freely homophobic, and gays can't react goes against the very principle you conservatives preach. That same right that you have to distance yourself from us gives us a right to react to your hesitation of an entire community. Freedom is a two way street.

    Posted by: IonMusic | Jun 26, 2012 2:39:18 AM

  11. Let's make something very clear here for those of you comparing homophobia to supporting LGBT, and them having the same value. The two ideas are very different and that distinction is important to highlight and not be indifferent toward. One of them (homophobia) discredits a group of people who are opressed, and who are naturally and inherently themselves and does not believe in their rights to be who they are. That is NOT a noble trait and should (and will) be confronted. To suggest being homophobic and being pro LGBT are equal in value is exactly like saying those who are racist and those who aren't racist are equal. And one should accept the other the same. Not so much. One is a horrible human trait while the other is an acceptable one.

    To be tolerant of intolerance has never been and will never be a value within our community. Attempting to convince gays to be complacent toward homophobia and say "well, you hate gays? Oh well. I can't stand anti gays. Look, that's practiculy the same! No biggie!" is the same mentality that gets us nowhere and keeps some placing their head in the sane. Challenging, educating and confronting homophobia is what creates change. Millions of us refuse to ACCEPT homophobia and when confronted with it, even on an individual basis, we will challenge those who are.

    Posted by: USC Trojan Fan | Jun 26, 2012 2:52:06 AM

  12. USC Trojan Fan,

    Marry me. Please. So well said.

    Posted by: James Dorchen | Jun 26, 2012 2:52:59 AM

  13. @ USC trojan fan,

    Agree with every word 100%. Very nice post. If we don't react to those who practice anti gay thinking, we'll never change anti gay thinking. Showing people why they are wrong in being anti-gay is what will make them think. Giving them a free pass because they are entitled to be ignorant is breeding a world that accepts it's own homophobia.

    Posted by: Austin-ite | Jun 26, 2012 2:57:03 AM

  14. Who said he doesn't have a right to not attend a gay oriented event? we ALSO have a right to ask him why he wishes not to attend, and when said person makes unfounded commentary about our community, we have a right to respond and label him just as he did us. Not all of us need to be tolerant of intolerance.

    Posted by: Dizzybusy | Jun 26, 2012 3:01:08 AM

  15. Who wants to drive a truck in some rainbow covered queer parade. Now if it was the LA Kings parade that would of been cool.

    God is great he will save us from the sinners.

    Posted by: John Luke | Jun 26, 2012 11:11:34 AM

  16. CHRISTOPHERM Miss Priss has spoken. You're wisdom is vapid. You have all the wisdom turtles and tattoos bestow. I pity your children -- if it gets that far.

    Posted by: Geoff | Jun 26, 2012 10:08:40 PM

  17. I bet that if a camera was to follow him on the road, we would see a different side of this "fine American" when on the road. EIther truckmstops with nasty hookers, or rest areas with the boys in the bushes as nightly company. Hmm, maybe he was scared he would be recognised by some of them at the parade. LOL!
    I hope that they sued the guy, and the co. I would.

    Posted by: Rob | Jun 26, 2012 10:30:04 PM

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