At a downtown Tempe, Ariz., “Pride Party” earlier this month, a drag queen encouraged the crowd to register to vote so that they may “turn the tide on all the hate and anti-gay nonsense in the statehouse . . . in Florida, in the United States.”
The “all ages” event also featured speeches by Democratic officials and a gay rapper who performed a song about a sex act. Video shows plenty of small children were present.
That same weekend, at West Hollywood, Calif.’s “family friendly” Pride celebration, video circulated of two men performing a public sex act in broad daylight on a float in the parade. The next day, a drag performer dedicated to mocking and disparaging Christians was honored at the state Capitol in Sacramento.
Shocking as it continues to be, none of this seems especially uncharacteristic for June in the US, where Pride events have become increasingly demented, offensive, and tied to wacky, far-left politics inspired by “critical queer theory,” critical race theory’s genderless stepchild.
The media has been more than happy to take up the cause, breathlessly repeating lines about Republican legislatures passing recent “anti-gay” laws — 417 to be exact. It’s gotten so bad, this month the Human Rights Campaign even declared a for the “LGBTQ+ community.” But each of those laws deals with the sexualization of, and medical experimentation on, children. If that’s what defines being gay, count me out. And I’m not the only one who thinks so.