Look, as a straight white guy, I shouldn’t have anything to say about Pride Month, the rainbow flag or the many pride parades and related events happening in June.
Except for this: human rights.
Once you accept the fact that the state has no business interfering with the private affairs of consenting adults, it’s an easy journey to see why it’s our duty to speak out in support of our allies in the various corners within the rainbow community.
Nowhere on earth is it illegal for straight people to exist. Nowhere would a straight person be put to death for being straight. But in this time, on this planet, gays, transgendered folks, women, people of colour, are all feeling the hysterical backlash by powerful conservative social engineering.
It’s open season in some areas.
What happened to “do no harm”, or live and let live?
Objecting to someone else’s sexual identity or preference is like protesting what someone else orders from a restaurant menu.
It has zero effect on you so mind your own business. Or as the Bible says, “love thy neighbor”.