Well, maybe the pride parades, with how they are right now, have a lot of sex related stuff. And if that is going to continue, then by all means, put an age restriction on it.
But, can we flip the coin on this and look at the other side? What if instead of a pride parade, this were a marriage parade involving just straight couples? The very act of coupling involves sex, because, you know we are animals and want to mate. Mating happens all across the board no matter what you pursue, unless you are one of the very rare that literally has no sex drive.
And what if the pride parade was not as sexually charged? What if it was very tame like a wedding, hippie parade, or just generally just strictly celebrating the freedom to choose your lover and being able to be open about who you are?
Should children still be banned from it if there is no
My view is that it shouldn't matter if the parade is about being gay, but rather if the children are being exposed to anything harmful. Which "harmful" will probably require a whole 'nother long conversation, if that is something you are interested in getting into.
If you believe the fact that just gayness alone, which forgive me if I'm wrong, but it sounds that way, is harmful on its own, then I must disagree.
It's my own personal philosophy that children shouldn't even be bothered with the more intimate details of sex until they begin to hit puberty. But simply being around it-well most kids won't even bother to question the more intimate details, and will simply think of it as another adult matter.
For an example of what I mean, I was exposed to simple drugs growing up, such as weed, alcohol, cigarettes. And I heard the word sex once Ina while or heard the adults talking about certain body parts when they thought I was out of earshot, but these things never phased me. I was simply taught that those were "things grown ups did" and was left with a simple promise that I could explore those things further when I was older, and then my parents used that certain tone of voice that let me know that the subject wouldn't be discussed any further.
Those things, in my child mind, I categorized as "adult things", like how paying bills and getting out of debt were "adult things".
It was never a necessity to worry about them, so I didn't until I became a teenager.
So, along with deciding if it is right to allow children around this type of stuff, I would argue (or rather try to persuade) people to learn more about the psychology of children. Learn how children learn and process the world, and at what stages, and then once you know this, then
I would ask you to propose this question to yourself, because then you will have a better idea of howthis type of stuff will likely effect a child, and if it is worth worrying about.