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Old 05-08-2019, 02:49 PM
 
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I don’t think it’s any of your business.

However, since you seem to make it your business, I would say if it’s small and in your average suburb for example, then I don’t think there’d be any nudity or drug use. I thought that being a grand marshall is a huge honor and doubt that a twelve year old would fit that description. I probably wouldn’t have my children participate.
It’s not small. It’s a big city event. Usually some of it is televised.
And why does someone always have to chime in and say it’s none of my business. I as well as most people know it’s not. I just like to read other opinions.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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Doesn't bother me. Pride is a good thing.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I agree Iím just stating what I was told. That being said. Grand Marshal of an explicit parade like that? Itís an adult event.
Since she is going to be in the parade, she will not really see any of the parade.

I'm in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors is the largest gay city in the US (other large cities of pockets, WM is a completely gay city) and our parade would be fine for a 12 year old to be the Grand Marshall of.

It can get colorful, but nothing goes on that would be inappropriate for a 12 year old.

It is attended by everyone.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Also how does someone become a Grand Marshal? And how you decide on a kid when in the past there were some semi big names?
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:38 PM
 
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Since she is going to be in the parade, she will not really see any of the parade.

I'm in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors is the largest gay city in the US (other large cities of pockets, WM is a completely gay city) and our parade would be fine for a 12 year old to be the Grand Marshall of.
Yes but she will see the audience members who can be in g strings and pasties.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:52 PM
 
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Liking girls at 12 does not mean she is gay. She coud be bi. She could be curious. She could still be straight! Don't label kids at 12. I think it's bad parenting. Let kids grow up and decide for themselves! We are supposed to support our kids, not label their sexuality at 12 years old for them.

I think the daughter has labeled herself. Not a label the parents slapped on her. SHE identifies as gay. Sure, she might change down the road, deciding she's bi, or straight, or whatever...but today, for now, she identifies as gay.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:55 PM
 
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Her kid, her choice. My guess is a 12 year old has seen nudity before.

And what the heck is "has a gay being an advocate?" That's like saying she has a "fill in the blank race/color/religion" being an advocate.

Are you thinking about this as it seems a bit too coincidental to me that the girls are the same age?
And btw--I'm familiar with both of these towns/cities. Lived in one for 8/9 years. Pretty sure there wasn't nudity involved in either parade.

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-...2-year-n890676
That parade is in a suburb of Chicago, it's not the Chicago parade.

Buffalo Grove is a suburb of 42,000 people. It has a relatively high household income. It is mostly white with a sprinkling of hispanics and asians and very few blacks. It tends to vote democratic rather than republican with a liberal leaning. The first pride parade will be held on June 2, 2019.

This is the parade that she went to that inspired her to organize in Buffalo Grove

https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/au...arade-pictures

It looks very family friendly.

https://twitter.com/TMrakas/status/1...734848/photo/1

https://twitter.com/blueburie/status...466689/photo/1

https://twitter.com/bpettigrew87/sta...203200/photo/1

https://twitter.com/IndivisibleIL11?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/hashtag/auroraPr...rc=twsrc%5Etfw
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Yes but she will see the audience members who can be in g strings and pasties.
So? She can see worse online and in a public library.

I'm not sure what exactly your hangup is about this.
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:35 PM
 
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Regarding the subject of kids self-labeling their sexuality as something other than straight:

I am straight and it never occurred to me that I was anything else, but when I was 12 in 1965, I didn't even know what a homosexual was, and I didn't find out until I was about 15 or 16 when I came across the word somewhere and asked my mom. (The word "gay" was not used around me at that time.) There were one girl and one boy I knew at my high school of about 2,000 kids that stood out in a way that I would think were members of the LGBT community, and I "know" now that there were probably close to 200 kids who weren't straight, so my point is that back then in my school, LGBT kids were not "out" nearly to the degree that they have been for the past 20 years or so.

Anyway, I just wonder if anyone knows of a link to any statistics showing how many kids thought or knew that they were gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered 50 years ago?

I did find the following two links that show that there many more Millennials identify as being LGBT than older people (about 20% vs. 4%):

https://news.gallup.com/poll/201731/...ion-rises.aspx

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-...-lgbtq-n740791

It makes me wonder if all the sex education and openness about not everyone being straight is having an impact!

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Old 05-08-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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That parade is in a suburb of Chicago, it's not the Chicago parade.

Buffalo Grove is a suburb of 42,000 people. It has a relatively high household income. It is mostly white with a sprinkling of hispanics and asians and very few blacks. It tends to vote democratic rather than republican with a liberal leaning. The first pride parade will be held on June 2, 2019.

This is the parade that she went to that inspired her to organize in Buffalo Grove

https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/au...arade-pictures

It looks very family friendly.

https://twitter.com/TMrakas/status/1...734848/photo/1

https://twitter.com/blueburie/status...466689/photo/1

https://twitter.com/bpettigrew87/sta...203200/photo/1

https://twitter.com/IndivisibleIL11?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/hashtag/auroraPr...rc=twsrc%5Etfw
Ok but this isnít the same person or parade. Iím talking about big city parade.
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