Flame On :: Episode 266 :: Kink, Fetish, and Pride, Oh My!
Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.
Ready to let your freak flag fly? It seems that every year social media is flooded with posts about kink and pride festivals and how the two should never meet, but the boys of Flame ON! are here to break down the discussion that is on everyone’s fingertips!
As Pride month comes to an end, the boys of Flame ON! have gathered to discuss a hot button topic that seems to come up every year lately on social media and that is whether or not there is a place for kink at Pride events. Is this a topic that is really having an impact on the community, or is it a highly planned disinformation attack on LGBTQIA+ events by accounts meant to rile up right wing social media users? The boys tackle this discussion as well as aspects of Pride events that are lacking and should be topics being dissected by the community. They also talk about the beginnings of Pride, how virtual Pride events during the pandemic have opened up accessibility to events otherwise inaccessible, as well as where they feel Pride events should be headed in order to continue moving in a positive, more progressive direction. The boys round out the conversation with talks about intersectionality and how indiscriminate “canceling” of those with differing viewpoints closes the door on teachable moments and the ability to hold people accountable for their own growth and development when they fall short in social matters.
What are your thoughts on these topics? Do you agree with the discussion being had or do you have a different opinion? Listen in and let us know!
Sit back and get ready to FLAME ON!