Children seeing nude men at Pride is a good discussion opportunity?

41951791 - san francisco - june 28: paraders on market street in the sf pride parade enjoy the day on june 28, 2015

One organization says children seeing nude men at a pride parade is a good discussion opportunity. REALLY. I guess its a great time to bond with your 3 year old over sexual discussions… Are these people serious?

Remember when parents didn’t think it was a good idea for their children to see other naked adults? Yeah, that was back when people were close-minded and homophobic. Now, Pride events across the country feature simulated sex acts, public nudity, and a wide variety of other weird fetishes—and Canada’s public broadcaster, funded by the taxpayers, published a helpful list of tips for for parents taking their kids  to the outdoor strip show.

For example, the CBC finds it important that parents “be open-minded.” After all, some kids might find it initially weird:

Your kids will probably see boobs and penises. There will bodies of all shapes, sizes and in all states of undress. For parents like Ian Duncan, dad to 3-year-old Carson, this is all part of the appeal. “We’re not body shamers,” he says. “It all feeds into my son’s emotional intelligence and sexual development. And it’s never too early to think about that.” Consider the experience as a great opportunity for some interesting discussion. Explain what you’re seeing, and be ready for questions.

You read that correctly. Our public broadcaster thinks that children under the age of five seeing drag queens waving their genitals is “a great opportunity for some interesting discussion.” Some parents are apparently concerned with the sexual development of their three-year-olds, which they have concluded will be furthered by being exposed to adult men simulating sex with each other in bondage gear. Somehow, public acts of gross indecency that would have once been condemned across the board by people of every political persuasion are now something you should consider taking your kids to:

Julie and Angela Burnett are mums to two busy boys under two — almost 2-year-old Liam and 4-month-old Ben — and they live about an hour’s drive from the city. “Despite the effort of loading up the car with baby and toddler essentials, we always attend because it instills a sense of pride in our children and our family as a whole,” they say. “I want our boys to broaden their sense of what a family is and to be reassured that ours is just as special and important as all the other types of families they see. Pride gives them that.” After all, whether your family is part of the LGBT community or not, who doesn’t want to raise children that grow up to be thoughtful and open-minded allies? Happy Pride!

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