The United States "celebrates" LGBTQ pride every June. Rainbow flags will fly. Parades will be thrown. Theme parks will be crowded with people celebrating.
What is being celebrated? Their choice of sexual partner and the open expression of their sexual choices. The premise is that they are rebelling against oppression. But being gay or transgender has been accepted for a very long time. My own place of employment had a member of upper level management come out of the closet and was touted as somehow being brave. But was it? His merit is no longer attached to his job performance, but is now focused on his crotch. Brave? How about the baker who refused to make a gay wedding cake
because he stood up for his faith against intolerant people? He truly stood against oppression and has won. That is bravery. What about Catholics in Egypt that are being murdered
but they still remain? That is bravery. What about those pro-democracy demonstrators
that were killed in Tienanmen Square and those that commemorate it and are arrested? That is bravery. Coming out to tell people publicly about your crotch? Not at all.
Transgender people are told because they feel like they are a different gender their body is somehow defective and should be changed. People born with deformities are told they should be proud of who they are. Obese people are told to respect themselves and love their largeness; it is okay to be plus sized. People who point out the unhealthy weight are reviled as being body shamers. But, if it has to do with your crotch and how you use it, then that is a matter of pride, not hypocrisy.
Pride month is nothing more than a flagrant display of how someone's crotch is used. It is not brave. It is shameless. It is forcing public focus on private acts and parts, or at least ones that should be private. Where is the merit in this? How does this advance the good of the public? Why is it important to have a drag queen read stories to children
? Again, this is the forcing of the very public recognition of how someone uses their crotch.
How about we stop focusing on things that don't matter? It is possible to take pride in who and what you are without shoving your crotch into peoples' faces.
This is an unpopular opinion and I am certain to receive hate from those whose identity is tied to and fixated on their groin.