Some LGBTQ activists are apparently pushing some parents to bring their children to LGBTQ pride parades because they believe that it can only benefit the children involved.
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HuffPost Canada published an article on Thursday highlighting several activists who advocate for children to attend LGBT pride parades.
The article, titled, "Are Pride Parades Kid-Friendly? Parents Say Children Can Handle The Kink,"
One activist, a self-described "semi-retired sex therapist" named "Ren," said that children are very safe at such places.
"I can't imagine a safer place for families to bring children," Ren said. "[F]rom kink to nakedness, [it's] an excellent opportunity for parents to do unbiased sex education.
"Children benefit from seeing people loving one another, from seeing diversity and inclusion," the activist added. "Children suffer from seeing violence and fear, hatred and divisiveness. We found and built our tribe at these gatherings."
Another activist, writer S. Bear Bergman, added, "First of all, nobody likes nakedness more than children."
Bergman continued, "On the list of things that I don't want my children ever to be exposed to are: compulsory heterosexuality, demonstrations of sexism, demonstrations of racism, demonstrations of ableism, violence. These are all way higher on the list than some homosexual's tuchus."
Bergman insisted there's no valid reason for children to miss out on pride parades.
"[I]t's a fun day, there are a lot of bubbles, rainbow streamers, and enjoyable performances," he explained. "It's their right as queer spawn. And as a parent, I might want to take my kids to Pride, because they might be lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, or two-spirit."