Q: Why do gays and lesbians need a pride day?
A: For many centuries gays and lesbians have been persecuted. We have been told that somehow our love is unnatural or even evil. Even though we’ve come a long way, gays and lesbians are still fired from their jobs, beaten in the streets and the brunt of cruel jokes. Some people think we’re an abomination, but we think we’re just fine.
Gay Pride is our day to say, “We’re here. We’re proud of who we are. We’re celebrating ourselves, no matter what the rest of you think.”
Q: Who will see me?
A: If you are just coming out of the closet, you may fear that someone you know may see you and recognize you. This may happen, but here are some things to keep in mind. First, if they see you, they are there too. Most gay and gay-friendly people will not out you to others without your permission.
Second, many people attend gay pride events, gay and straight. Just because you are at a gay pride event, does not speak definitively to your sexual orientation. You can have an answer prepared, such as, ‘I’m here to support my gay friend,” or “I’m writing a paper on gay marriage for English class.” Chances are you won’t need to use your excuse.
Q: What if there are protesters
A: Some gay pride events attract protesters, people who think being gay is wrong or a sin. Some gay and lesbian supporters like to get into debates or screaming matches with protesters. My advice is to just ignore the protesters and have a good time.
– The above responses are from About.com
Q: How should I deal with people who use the Bible to “prove” their hatred of homosexuals is justified?
A: Perhaps this clip from The West Wing will help…
…and this clip from the 2007 documentary “For the Bible Tells Me So”
Q: I know that I am an old fogey, and behind the times, but I haven’t encountered the term “two-spirited” before seeing it in the Pride mission. Could you please explain that term to this old geezer?
A: The “two-spirit” was a sort of Native American transgender person who wore the clothing of the “opposite” sex. Two-spirits were highly regarded and respected as artisans, craftspeople, child rearers, couples counselors and tribal arbiters, and yet, one of the reasons they got respect was out of fear, because two-spirits were considered to be touched by the spirits and considered to have powers on the order of a shaman. 
Today, The two-spirit identity theory is an inclusive concept that can be used and applied to different groups of people who have faced exclusion from society. Much more in-depth information is available online through various sources.