wpbnole saidDepends where you are; my organization hosts Pridefest of the Palm Beaches which is known for being a "family-friendly" pridefest.
I agree. The Pride Parades and Fests I've attended and marched (or rode) in are very family friendly. For instance, the one we had here yesterday featured the following:
- A US Member of Congress
- The Republican County Sheriff
- Several of his emergency response vehicles, including an EMS truck painted all pink!
- Several churches marching
- Assorted area mayors and commissioners riding in bannered convertibles
- The Pride Center of South Florida float
- A float featuring gay couples together over 30 years
- A young Latino gay social group
- SunServe, a group providing social services to the gay community, including a senior center
And many other gay community groups, emphasizing gay rights and gay accomplishments. The only float with a touch of risqué came from a gay nightclub, their entertainers dressed in square cut speedos like you'd see on the beach here, but they just stood on the float and waved, no dancing or sexy moves.
There was no nudity in the crowds, not even partial, it was something a child of any age could have seen, and many did. I only saw one drunk all day, a 20-something lesbian. And I noted to RJer Alby, our guest from Orlando, how remarkably clean the streets were, no litter at all Not until after the parade, that is, when a lot of tossed cards and flyers ended up on the ground.