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The LGBTQ Thread

Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #940 on: March 25, 2008, 05:21:32 PM »
So I just saw a picture of a gentleman at a Pride parade with 3 young (<10) children.  I am officially mortified.

His kids?

Yea


I don't see the problem here...

I'll be honest, I don't like Pride parades one bit to begin with.  But even if I did, it really isn't a place for children, with all the blatant and raw sexuality and the partial (and occasionally total) nudity. 
In SF, pride is a pretty family friendly event, Folsom street fair, not so much.  But in my opinion, as long as no one was actually trying to have sex with the children, I don't see how raising your kids to be comfortable with other peoples' expressions of sexuality (raw or otherwise) is a bad thing. 

(BTW, this is my first post on this thread, but I've read it for a while, so um... nice to meet everybody)

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #941 on: March 25, 2008, 05:25:32 PM »

In SF, pride is a pretty family friendly event, Folsom street fair, not so much.  But in my opinion, as long as no one was actually trying to have sex with the children, I don't see how raising your kids to be comfortable with other peoples' expressions of sexuality (raw or otherwise) is a bad thing. 

(BTW, this is my first post on this thread, but I've read it for a while, so um... nice to meet everybody)

Folsom is definitely not.  Maybe I'm stodgy and conservative (god forbid), but I don't think that a parade of nearly naked men shaking their asses in the streets is "family friendly," nor do I think that is a particularly effective (or at all) way of raising a child to be comfortable with other peoples' sexuality.  I guess for me, sex is a private affair.  Even if it weren't...would you let your <10 year old child watch porn?  (not to necessarily equate pride parades with porn, though sometimes it comes close...)

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #942 on: March 25, 2008, 05:41:46 PM »
In SF, pride is a pretty family friendly event, Folsom street fair, not so much.  But in my opinion, as long as no one was actually trying to have sex with the children, I don't see how raising your kids to be comfortable with other peoples' expressions of sexuality (raw or otherwise) is a bad thing. 

(BTW, this is my first post on this thread, but I've read it for a while, so um... nice to meet everybody)

I think most pride parades are family friendly, and I agree with this.  (And welcome, whowantslogic.)

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #943 on: March 25, 2008, 05:51:44 PM »
Let's be totally honest here though - I definitely do appreciate nearly naked hotties shaking their asses as much as the next guy ;)

I just don't think the streets are the place to do it.

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #944 on: March 25, 2008, 05:52:17 PM »
In SF, pride is a pretty family friendly event, Folsom street fair, not so much.  But in my opinion, as long as no one was actually trying to have sex with the children, I don't see how raising your kids to be comfortable with other peoples' expressions of sexuality (raw or otherwise) is a bad thing. 

(BTW, this is my first post on this thread, but I've read it for a while, so um... nice to meet everybody)

I think most pride parades are family friendly, and I agree with this.  (And welcome, whowantslogic.)




its the ones that arent who get all the press......

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #945 on: March 25, 2008, 06:18:38 PM »
I've never been to pride, so Im not too sure about the atmosphere.  But in general, I think its interesting that society is much more willing to expose our children to violence than sexuality.  Maybe it was just my parents, but I always could go to grusome movies, as long as I turned away when the girls took their shirts off.  BTW- that might be an effective means of churning out gay dudes ;)

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #946 on: March 25, 2008, 06:22:48 PM »
I've never been to pride, so Im not too sure about the atmosphere.  But in general, I think its interesting that society is much more willing to expose our children to violence than sexuality.  Maybe it was just my parents, but I always could go to grusome movies, as long as I turned away when the girls took their shirts off.  BTW- that might be an effective means of churning out gay dudes ;)

That's actually interesting, because from what I've seen, in England kids are much more readily exposed to sexuality than violence.  You'll see a lot more risque things on TV than you will violent ones.

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #947 on: March 25, 2008, 06:33:08 PM »
I've never been to pride, so Im not too sure about the atmosphere.  But in general, I think its interesting that society is much more willing to expose our children to violence than sexuality.  Maybe it was just my parents, but I always could go to grusome movies, as long as I turned away when the girls took their shirts off.  BTW- that might be an effective means of churning out gay dudes ;)

That's actually interesting, because from what I've seen, in England kids are much more readily exposed to sexuality than violence.  You'll see a lot more risque things on TV than you will violent ones.


Damn; I need to get a TV... and move to England.


Also, why is law school so much work.  Still at the damned library. Still writing about some random North Korean stuff that I know nothing about. No end in sight. No food in belly.  Grrrr.

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #948 on: March 25, 2008, 06:34:48 PM »
Also, why is law school so much work.  Still at the damned library. Still writing about some random North Korean stuff that I know nothing about. No end in sight. No food in belly.  Grrrr.

What the hell class are you doing that for?

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #949 on: March 25, 2008, 06:44:26 PM »
Also, why is law school so much work.  Still at the damned library. Still writing about some random North Korean stuff that I know nothing about. No end in sight. No food in belly.  Grrrr.

What the hell class are you doing that for?



My Security Council seminar.  Trying to finish a draft by Sunday but I'm not even at 2,000 words...Party in my carrel Saturday night! (I'll have porn and violence).