Obama declares LGBT Pride Month

Tim W. writes:

A whole month to celebrate sexual perversion. How stupid and weak we must look, not only to the Muslim world, but to the Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, and Indians as well.

LA replies:

I just did some checking to figure this out. It’s a very confusing area, not just on “Gay Pride Month” but all these various “heritage months.” It goes back at least as far as 2000, when Clinton declared June 2000 as “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” Wikipedia says: “On June 2, 2000, President Bill Clinton declared June ‘Gay & Lesbian Pride Month.’” However, based on the text of his proclamation, it would appear he was only declaring June 2000 to be such, not all months of June. Also, this appears to be the first time a president had done this. No, correct that. At this webpage, I find: “On June 11, 1999 President Clinton issued a proclamation designating June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” All the references are ambiguous or contradictory as to whether an individual month of June has been so designated, or all months of June in perpetuity. (Think of the way the President proclaims Thanksgiving each year, which suggests that Thanksgiving is not simply an existing permanent holiday, but must be annually renewed.) I am assuming that President Bush did not proclaim any Gay and Lesbian Pride months. The Washington Post complained in June 2001 that the Bush administration was not observing Gay and Lesbian Pride. No, scratch that. Here is a speech by Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta in June 2001 commemorating “National Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” However, it’s not clear that this “Pride Month” was an official government thing.

In any case, Obama has certainly done something new by including “transgender.” It used to be “gay and lesbian,” now it’s “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride month.” Think what it means for a country officially to celebrate ghoulishness such as this. The ghoul on the left is the Chinese lesbian chief of the San Francisco Police Department. The ghoul in the middle is a former man, now a “woman.” The ghoul on the right is a former woman, now a “man.” Ken Hechtman is in his glory. All that’s needed is for a woman covered in a chador to be included in the same photo, and Hechtman’s happiness would be complete. This is what liberals and leftists want our society to be.

Freaks in charge: Heather Fong (left), Theresa
Sparks, and Sgt. Stephan Thorne commemorate
the start of the transgender rights movement.

I’ve been unable to find any official list of federal heritage months. At Bowling Green State University, I find a list of “heritage months.” Some of the months are described as official federal months, some aren’t.

Celebrations of Awareness and Recognion


Autism Awareness Month


African American History Month:


National Women’s History Month:

Mental Retardation Awareness Month

Irish-American Heritage Month

Deaf History Month


Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month:

This month of recognition began in 1979 as Asian Heritage Week, established by congressional proclamation. On October 23, 1992, President George Bush signed legislation that made May of each year officially Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

Older Americans Month:

Established by presidential proclamation, Older Americans Month was created to honor the contributions of older Americans to society.

Cinco de Mayo, Mexico:

Mexicans and Mexican Americans celebrate the triumph of Mexican forces over the French army in Mexico on May 5, 1862.


Gay and Lesbian Pride Month:

On June 11, 1999, President Clinton issued a presidential proclamation designating June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.


National Physically Challenged Month


National Hispanic Heritage Month:

The contributions of Hispanics nationwide are celebrated September 15 through October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage month. The national celebration began in 1968 as a week long celebration during the second week in September and was later expanded to a month long celebration in 1989.

National Coming Out Day/March on Washington:

On October 11, 1987 between 200,000 and 600,000 people participated in a march in Washington, D.C. to protest anti-gay discrimination.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month:

The month of October was set aside for National Disability Employment Awareness to enlist public support for people with disabilities and to encourage their full integration into the workforce.


National Native American Heritage Month:

The term Native American incorporates hundreds of different tribes and approximately 250 languages. Starting in 1976 as Native American Awareness Week, the period was expanded by Congress and approved by President Bush in August 1990 by designating the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month.


Human Rights Month:

On December 8, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which set forth the basic civil, economic, political, and social rights that should be afforded to all people.

In a question and answer page at Wikipedia, I find this:

To my knowledge, only African History Month has been officially adopted by the Federal government of the United States. However, there are many (MANY) heritage months, such as Asian Pacific Islander heritage month in April, Jewish Heritage Month in January, Gay/Lesbian heritage month in June, and Latino heritage month in May. Pick a group and I’m sure they’ve declared some month as their heritage month.

Larry G. writes:

I suggest we need a Month Awareness Month to help people sort this out.

Funny thing is, most normal people totally ignore these celebratory months, because they know these people have nothing to celebrate, nothing to be proud of, and no accomplishments worth mentioning. It’s a PC mongering farce and nothing more.

It is possible a member of one of these groups has an actual notable accomplishment, but that accomplishment is most likely in spite of rather than because of their particular ethnic background, sexual abnormality, etc.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 02, 2009 09:42 AM | Send

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