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
hot take: we should have sex-positive pride AND also sex-sensitive pride
hear me out
✅ 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
@red this is brilliant imo
@red I like this phrasing better tbh, it's not just "what about the kids" it's about consent for people of all ages.
@caymanwent ya there’s a lot of discourse about kids at pride, but not necessarily for the right reasons. it’s easy to get people’s attention with that framing, but like you say it’s just one facet of a bigger issue
@red hell yea radical pride and extra radical pride
@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 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.
@lanodan i like that it's just evening pride and not night-only. a lot of people think relegating queer sex to "only in the dark" counts as liberating??
@red I disagree. This idea is separation. Some people on the ace spectrum are excluded from the sex-positive pride. It is also not very nice for children, this idea risks less adults attending to the safe pride.
@ella i think some of your biases are showing
@red yeah, which biases are showing in what? I didn't expect to be unbiased. I'm saying I don't like the idea.
I think that's a great idea :D
probably infinitely harder to get permits / consent from everyone who resides in the location / adjacent buildings / neighborhood for the sex-positive one if it's in a city, though XD
maybe it should be out in the country like burning man? :3
(just replace burning with f—you get the idea XDD )
@red this a good and I like
every day is a moon holiday when you're living in fully-automated luxury gay space communism. lets dance to honor our lesbian aunt the moon under the silver glow of her justice and grace