Originally Posted by JJJJNR
Is there any pride events that would be suitable for a thirteen and a nine year old girl, my daughter has said she would like to attend but I'm not comfortable at this age to allow her to.
From what I've seen over the years from working in the city, there seems to be a lot of under age drinking, and lewd behavior at it which I don't want to expose either of them to.
Not gonna lie. The past three or four years Pride in Dublin has seen a rash of underage kids coming into town and getting into awful states.
That changed last year when it was moved to Smithfield and a confined big space with proper supervision and security and volunteers. Nobody was allowed in with alcohol or if they were messy drunk. They have implemented steps to stop that now.
Bear in mind, each year pride gets bigger. Look up the arrests for drunk or lewd behaviour. For the last ten years even. There are none.
As to lewd behaviour, there is none. It’s grand. Your daughter will see far worse in a Beyoncé video. There’s Gardaí all along the route but somehow people think there’s orgies happening in the parade. There isn’t. Nothing even like that.
Bring them in and take part. You’ll all have a great day.