hot take: we should have kid-friendly pride AND also 18+ pride

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✅ twice as many prides

✅ young kids get a place where they can see and meet people from all across the rainbow, which is completely separate from...

✅ adults having a place where they can literally fuck in the streets if they want, c’mon it’s fucking pride

i can’t imagine another example where the totality of a human’s existence is expected to fit such small singular confines, so why on earth do we do that with pride

it’s not pride unless people of every age, background, and social group can be involved

it’s not pride unless people are free to fully express their gender/sexuality by whatever means they choose

if you think these two statements are incompatible i don’t want you planning my pride

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hot take: we should have sex-positive pride AND also sex-sensitive pride

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✅ twice as many prides

✅ consenting adults get a place where they can be as radically sexually queer and free, completely separate from...

✅ people having a place to celebrate all of queerness in a content-safe and trauma-free environment

basically the same toot as before. earlier i'd couched it in the context of "kid safety" which is admittedly reductive and somewhat infantalizing, so here it is again

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@red I like calling this kind of thing "sex positive" vs [something else] so adults who want the latter don't feel like they're being called immature (not a callout, to be clear)

@rockario @red it's tough to include grey/ace/demi folks without giving in to the whole "concealing gay sex is het prudishness" angle, but I think we're big enough to be able to separate those spaces

@caymanwent @red Totally, language and communicating this idea seems to be hard without some folks getting frustrated or worse, but I believe in us.

@rockario people frame "we should be able to fuck in the streets" and "keep it chaste for the kiddos" as a weird sort of binary, never thinking that maybe having different spaces (as most prides do) could be valid. Albeit those spaces can still be problematic.

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