My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, April 10, 2006

Gay Pride and Families...

It's time to make Gay Pride parades family-oriented.
Organizers and participants of gay pride festivals and parades in Canada say they're struggling to stage inclusive events that will be appropriate for families without censoring outrageous behaviour.

Over the weekend, organizers from across the country discussed the issue at the InterPride conference.

Bob Fougere, a gay parent from Halifax, said during a panel discussion on Sunday that his teenage grandson refuses to attend gay pride parades because some of the nudity makes him uncomfortable.
I love gay pride parades myself...but I could do without the nudity, to be honest...much as I like cute guys.


Blogger OttawaCon said...

Same-sex marriage is the doom of gay culture.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Danté said...

Yeah, really. What the heck does 1)Taking your clothes off or 2) dressing in drag have to do with being proud to be gay? I'm sorry, I just don't see the connection. Wouldn't it make more sense and get people more accepting of gays if they just marched with signs and music?

Am I making sense here or what?

11:29 PM  
Blogger Danté said...

Oh, and on an unrelated topic, Happy Birthday!

11:31 PM  
Blogger jw said...

As the father of a gay man I've always been uncomfortable with the outrageous part of the gay lifestyle. My son and his partner once owned a gay bar. I refused to go in: He has trouble understanding my reasons. He thinks that because I once dated a transexual that I'm somehow free of moral considerations. He's always been wrong in that.

I have no problem with gays. I have a BIG problem with promiscuity for gays or straights. I have no problem with love for any person. I do have a problem with nudity in public places.

It all adds up. I do not go to the gay pride parades, even though I support my son and his partner. The general atmosphere of the parades is too in-your-face and too sexual.

5:16 AM  
Anonymous kariba said...

I agree with Dante and jw. Why do the parades have to feature nude men and lacivious gestures etc? If gays truly want to be accepted, they need to practice acceptable public behaviour.
How can the gay parades be suitable for families and little kids with all that going on?

8:06 AM  

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