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LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
#31
RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
Yup there is 

Jewish American Heritage Month 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Black History Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

National American Indian Heritage Month 

Italian Heritage Month

Arab American Heritage Month

Tartan (Scottish-American) Heritage Month 

Greek-American Heritage Month 

French-American Heritage Month

German-American Heritage Month

South Asian Heritage Month

And in the US lots of states celebrate state culture months
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#32
RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
(June 12, 2022 at 9:02 pm)Lek Wrote: How is it that LG TQ+ individuals are so important that they get a whole month to praise them?  How about Irish-American pride month? Have LBTQ+ Americans contributed more to America than Irish Americans?  Have they contributed more than cisgender Americans. Are we not just all Americans?  Why are LBGTQ+ Americans more special than everyone else?

I think the idea is that up to now, there has been way too much discrimination against LBTQ+ people, and now a lot of people want such prejudice to be over with.

There used to be prejudice against Irish-Americans, and that may be one reason why Congress made an Irish-American month. But since the discrimination is far less now, people may not feel the need to celebrate it.

It's just like Black Lives Matter. People who argue back "All Lives Matter" are missing the point. In the past the US treated black people as if their lives didn't matter as much, and it's good to speak out and emphasize that this should be rectified. 

That's the idealistic explanation.

The cynical explanation is this: 

The tide of public opinion has turned, and a majority now think that it's OK to be gay. To take advantage of this change, and to improve their own images, corporations make a big deal about how inclusive and LBTQ+-friendly they are. So you've got the companies that are polluting the world and filling it with evil weapons touting how woke they are. 

I've seen this called "pink-washing." Northrop Grumman runs ads about how woke they are, while building the bombs that will wipe out humanity. Bomb companies running ads to say how much they appreciate Irish-Americans wouldn't have the same PR appeal.

There's a funny cartoon on Twitter: the Republicans want to bomb foreign countries. The Democrats want to bomb foreign countries, but the bombs have rainbow flags painted on them. 

Or they say that the Republicans want internment camps for asylum seekers, and the Democrats also want internment camps for asylum seekers, but we want to be sure that half the guards are women of color. 

I think the idealistic explanation and the cynical one can both be true. Good-hearted people want to show support for people who were formerly discriminated against (and too often still are). And greedy people can find ways to exploit this good thing.
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#33
RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
Companies do all kinds of washing, every color of the rainbow...but if a company...say, NG..built bombs while making the effort to provide a less than completely toxic work environment for their lgbtq bombmakers..that's not washing anything.

That's just you not liking bombs.
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#34
RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
(June 13, 2022 at 12:42 am)Lek Wrote:
(June 13, 2022 at 12:13 am)LadyForCamus Wrote: Idiot:


https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-fo...itage.html

Wow!  I have a month!  I'm totally placated. Now my wife is going to want her month!

Did it ever occur to you that ignorant people just like yourself who lament stupid shit like, “why do They get a month?!” are a big part of the reason why they need one? 

Also, I didn’t realize you needed to be placated. What can we do to make you feel more comfortable sharing your existence with LGBTQ people?
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#35
RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
(June 12, 2022 at 9:02 pm)Lek Wrote: How is it that LG TQ+ individuals are so important that they get a whole month to praise them?  How about Irish-American pride month? Have LBTQ+ Americans contributed more to America than Irish Americans?  Have they contributed more than cisgender Americans. Are we not just all Americans?  Why are LBGTQ+ Americans more special than everyone else?

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#36
RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
(June 12, 2022 at 9:39 pm)Lek Wrote: What does it mean?  Why do they get a month?

Because they were picked on by people like you.    


If people like you were also picked on by people like you just as LGBTQ have always been picked on by people like you, then people like you would also deserved to have your own month for being picked on, except for the fact that your month would be taken away because those who did the picking don’t get a month.

So suck it up.
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#37
RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
Pride Month is like watching soaps; participation is not mandatory.
And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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#38
RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
So the lunatic right is upset over a drag show that took place at Gay Night Club. They are accusing the owners and the of being groomers. I think this Twitter post is the best response.

Quote:Transgender activist and writer , in a satiric tweet, wrote: “My kid is never going to a drag show. It’s inappropriate for fully-clothed drag artists to dance in front of kids. Instead, I’m taking him to an NFL game where he can sit beside me as I drink and watch a cheerleader twerk in her cowgirl boots at midfield.”

Futhermore ...This is totally fine and is in no way sexual 

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This is the spawn of evil ....Apparently 

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And before anybody brings up the sign. Name me one child who would understand what that statement means and tell me why a reference to tits is any less sexual?
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#39
RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
This is okay for young children, too:

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And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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RE: LGBTQ,+P Pride Month
(June 12, 2022 at 9:02 pm)Lek Wrote: How is it that LG TQ+ individuals are so important that they get a whole month to praise them?  How about Irish-American pride month? Have LBTQ+ Americans contributed more to America than Irish Americans?  Have they contributed more than cisgender Americans. Are we not just all Americans?  Why are LBGTQ+ Americans more special than everyone else?

How does this hurt you?

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