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LGBTQs Will Not Hide Our Love Away

Written by on June 3, 2022

Story by Chuck Tackett

LGBTQs Will Not Hide Our Love Away

 “Everywhere people stare each and every day. I can see them laugh at me and I hear them say…” – “You Got To Hide Your Love Away.” by The Beatles

 “They dearly make us pay for laughing in their faces and making it our own way. There’s emptiness behind their eyes, there’s dust in their hearts. They just want to steal us all and tear us apart.” – “Love My Way” by The Psychedelic Furs.

 

As most of you know, June is LGBTQ Pride Month. It commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots which was the watershed event that led to the Gay Liberation Movement and LGBTQ rights here in the USA.

 

Three Presidents in this country officially declared June as Pride Month. The 1st one was President Bill Clinton. He declared June 1999/2000 “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month. The 2nd one was President Barack Obama. He declared June 2009 to June 2016 as “LGBT Pride Month.” The 3rd one is President Joe Biden who officially declared June 2021 as “LGBTQ Pride Month.” As I am writing this article, we are still in May, so President Biden hasn’t officially declared next month as “LGBTQ Pride Month” yet. 

 In his Republican nomination speech, Mango Mussolini lied. “As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of hateful foreign ideology.” When ‘It’ resided in the White House, he rolled back multiple protections. In his first 2 years as the White House resident, he did not officially declare June like his other Regressive GOP predecessors. ‘It’ recognized in June 2019 in a tweet. “As we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our Great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBTs who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize Homosexuality and invite all nations in this effort.” Trick please, you do not get a Girl Scout cookie for that bullshit. I was having a Dionne Warwick moment paraphrasing her 1968 hit “Promises Promises” I thought, “Oh promises Regressives kinds of promises can destroy lives. Oh promises Regressives promises can take all the joy from life.”

I loved the response tweet, Michaelangelo Signorile an LGBTQ activist, journalist, author, and talk show radio host said about that evil ass White House buffoon. Mr. Signorile stated. “Trump is most anti-LGBT president in history. Facts speak for themselves. This tweet is not meant for LGBT – we’re too smart for that. It’s meant for media – & some are already heralding it – so he can make suburban col-educated straights think he’s not so bigoted. Stop it.”

 

I am so extremely proud of my Millenial/Gen Z LGBT brethren & allies for the “good trouble” they are doing fighting back against injustices. If unfortunately If MAGA Regressives attain power with their lies and tricks, you can be sure being LGBTQs will be as illegal as it was in the 1950s and 1960s. Millennials/Generation Z are clever and savvy. I’m sure you will fight back as our 1969 predecessors did. I hope all the LGBTQ festivals across this country will have voter registration booths. If you are not registered to vote, please do so AND vote in all local, state, and federal elections. Don’t be afraid to run for local & state offices if you can. That is how all these evil ass Regressives are gaining so much power.

 

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