Censorship row hits Canadian gay pride


Gay pride organisers in Canada have revealed problems with arrangements after some participants have complained about a lack of inclusive family events.

Pride planners do not want to censor behaviour but also want to make everyone feel comfortable to attend.

The problem was revealed at the InterPride conference last weekend, when Bob Fougere, a gay parent, said his teenage grandson refuses to attend the parades because of the nudity.

Mr Fougere said: ?I don’t want to criticise the people in the gay community, but there’s this balance that has to be made between the rights and responsibilities of people to have their lifestyles and the way they live respected?

“On the other hand, there has to be a balance in terms of respecting everyone else.”