It’s June, which means we’ll engage in another annual debate about whether it’s appropriate to be scantily-clad at Pride.
This year’s heated conversation was sparked when online sex worker Alonzo Jordan posted a snap of himself at LA Pride last year wearing nothing but a hankey covering his penis. The initial tweets have since been protected, but The Sword (NSFW) managed to grab them:
Naturally, the homophobia was quick to jump out:
Yeah OK, Mia. But you’re not scared of the reflection when you dress up like a slut to go Wetherspoon’s with your girlies on a Friday night?
While of course, the debates about Pride being family-friendly arose:
While some people vouched that they had indeed taken their children to Pride amidst nudity.
The last time I was at a pride parade was in Chicago with my aunt and my girls (thus far all of us cisgender) who were 4 and 6. They said “that guy is naked!” And I said “yes he is”. None of us was horrified or embarrassed. So… 🤷🏼♀️
— SqrrlGrl (fka cailín) (@SqrrlGrl) June 10, 2020
I took my 4 and 6 yo sons to Pride last year. They were indifferent to the boobs and butts, loved the costumes and dancing and that everyone around them was so visibly, vocally happy. “Pride is about loving whoever you want.” They talked about it for months afterward.
— Akehashi Harp of Confusion (@anemonymity) June 11, 2020
Where do you stand?
There are a number of fair points in all arguments, which we’ll be addressing on this week’s Cocktails & Confessions – tune in!