A father has taken his son to the Denver Pride Parade to teach him a lesson, gaining praise from many and criticism from some.
A Denver father is being praised by many and criticized by others on the web for taking his young son to a pride parade that was being held in the state capital. His goal: teach his son a lesson about love and her acceptance.
The man known as J.J. and his son Aston participated in the parade accompanied with grandma and great grandman, who also have been participating the parade for decades. “He is fourth generation (here today). This is his great grandma, this is his grandma and this is his mom right here,” J.J. said.
While many praise J.J. for his open-mindedness and willingness to teach his a love lesson, others criticize what they see as indoctrination of a young mind. “I want to expose my son to everything and understand everything and be accepting of everybody’s lifestyle and how everybody is,” the young father said. “Most people are happy about it, most people appreciate it, most people support it, but we have mixed reactions,” he added.
A pride parade is an event held every year in many cities in the United States and around the world to give visibility to homosexual, bisexual, queer, transgender and other people and to claim equality of sexual orientations and gender identities.
This year, the Pride in Denver landed on Father’s Day weekend. What better way to celebrate both?