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Fact Check: Anti-Pride posts feature photos unrelated to LGBTQ events

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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Photos featuring nude individuals in public with children present are not all connected to Pride month events, despite the miscaptioned images being shared online with posts disparaging the LGBTQ+ community.

The social media posts echo the harmful tropes that LGBTQ people are “child groomers” or pedophiles. Reuters has previously addressed other misinformation that tied LGBTQ people to pedophilia.

A June 2 post on Facebook, opens new tab said: “PRIDE Month Begins A whole month where old men draped in rainbow flags, masquerading as being ‘inclusive’ can take to the streets & expose themselves to young kids without question....

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