LGBTQ Milestones: “The Gaying of America” and Gender Equality in the USA
The topic of LGBTQ rights is one of two polarized ideologies in America. For example, the Westboro Church’s obnoxious and homophobic rant ridiculed their community. Conversely, progressive liberals and Democrats vowed to support LGBTQ rights to the point of criminalizing bigotry.
In 2015 same-sex was legalized. From there, LGBTQ advocates took over women’s sports and gender pronouns while the trans community is now in American public school libraries, reading “gay books” to children.
In the meantime, Canada’s Prime Minister introduced the country’s first-ever Federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan in 2022, and the United States is expected to do the same.
LGBTQ Milestones from 1970 to 2021
1970, First Gay PRIDE March
The first gay pride marches were held in multiple cities across the United States on the Stonewall Riots’ first anniversary, including San Francisco and, Los Angeles, West Hollywood.
1977, ‘SOAP’ sitcom
Billy Crystal plays Jodie Dallas — a gay man having an affair with a famous quarterback contemplating gender-reassignment surgery — who becomes one of the first gay dads on television.
1978, First Gay Flag
Gilbert Baker was gay and a drag queen who designed the first rainbow flag. Originally, pink and turquoise stripes were included, but they had printing issues. In 1994, the rainbow flag became the symbol of LGBTQ pride.
1991, The Red Ribbon
After people became aware of AIDS after the New York Times published its story, “rare cancer seen in 41 homosexuals”, the Red Ribbon, a symbol for the fight against AID, Hollywood celebrities made famous by adopting it.
1993, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the military without discrimination as long as they stayed in the closet – becomes official U.S. policy. seen as discriminatory, bolstering the fight to support gay rights
1997, First Hollywood Gay Icon
Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her coming out was significant because her personality wasn’t polarizing. It brought her to stardom. Ellen became the gay icon. [Wiki]
2004, Massachusetts legalized gay marriage
Massachusetts was the first U.S. state to legalize gay marriage and issue a license. About 6,200 same-sex couples were married, and more than 60% were lesbian.
2011, the LGBTQ curriculum forges its way into schools
The intention is good—to make schools safer for ostracized LGBTQ. However, it was also the beginning of how demonic destructive forces will come into play a decade later.
In 2020, another Democratic Governor in Illinois did the same thing, and other liberal states are set to follow. In 2021, California’s Democrat governor included a 3 million budget to train teachers on LGBTQ issues.
These historic mandates “include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.”
2012, Obama, the first POTUS to actively support gay rights
President Barack Obama was the first sitting president to support gay marriage. He repealed and ended the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy the previous year.
2014, NFL Athlete Michael Sam comes out
NFL football player Michael Alan Sam Jr. announced on ESPN he is gay. His coming out was significant because hypermasculinity was all over sports. Nearly 30 athletes have come out gay since then. NBA player Jason Collins was the first to come out in 2013.
2015, Drag Queen Story Hour begins to indoctrinate young children
LGBTQ curriculum forged into some public schools in the UK, Canada, and Australia. Although incidental, DQSH or Drag Queen Story Hour is its opening act.
First introduced in the liberal state of San Francisco, California, in 2015, it has worked its way into elementary schools, libraries, and kids’ events.
In the same year, same-sex marriage was upheld by the Supreme Court. The “gaying of America” has come in a full circle.
2015, Obergefell v. Hodges
Obergefell v. Hodges was a landmark decision of the Supreme Court that voted 5-4 for the right to marry same-sex couples. It mandated all states to allow gay marriage legally.
2016, Bathroom Bill
A bathroom bill in North Carolina was approved in 2016. A male who identifies as female can use a women’s bathroom and vice versa. DOJ also stated schools must treat a student’s gender identity as their sex (for example, regarding bathrooms). [Wiki]
2016, LGBTQ Initialism
LGBT initialism began in 1988. The word “Queer” meant peculiar, first appeared in 1513. In the 1990s, it became pejorative and derogatory for homosexuals. The Q initial was added in 2018 to form LGBTQ.
Mainstream media adopted it because it was more inclusive. In 2020, dictionary.com adopted Filipinx as a gender-neutral pronoun for Filipinos.
2016, Avery Jackson: The first transgender cover
In 2016, National Geographic magazine featured 9-year-old Avery Jackson on its cover, marking a milestone for both the transgender and gay communities.
Avery Jackson’s ‘Gender Revolution‘ portrait carries a message of hope for the 2qLGBTQ+ community.
It raised transgender awareness, challenged stereotypes, and contributed to the movement for transgender rights. It also helped pave the way for more inclusive policies and legal changes.
2018, Gender fluids toys pushed by politicians
A House Resolution on November 28, 2018, urged food establishments and franchises to stop the gender classification of kid’s meal toys in Michigan. [Detroit Free Press]
2019, Harvard begins the “equity initiative.”
Harvard Medical School (HMS) launched the Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative (SGM). It expanded the 4-year curriculum of errors about sex and gender that it is immutable and heterosexuality should not be the default. [HMS]
2020, Desmond the Amazing
Desmond Napoles (born June 2007), AKA Desmond, is Amazing. She is America’s teen drag superstar who became a “Trans child icon” after the book, Be Amazing: A History of Pride, a children’s picture book, was published in 2020. [Desmond]
2020, Breaking Stereotypes: Harry Styles wears a dress
Singer Harry Styles was the first supposedly “straight guy” who wore a women’s (Gucci) dress for a magazine cover. Candace Owens accused Styles of endangering “manly men” while Left-Liberal and Democrat politicians applauded Harry. [Vogue]
Harry’s move was significant because he had millions of young followers. His influence broke the gay stereotype in his generation.
2021, Biden’s Inequality Act
More profound was Joe Biden’s Gender Equality Act of 2021. It sought to remove all hurdles the LGBTQ community face. It includes being discriminated against by Christians who refuse to serve the gay community.
2021, the First Transgender Health Secretary
At the same time, he selects transgender Dr. Rachel Levine, who supports gender reassignment for minors, as Assistant Health Secretary.
2021, NFL’s Male and Female Cheerleaders
To rebrand NFL, they included male transgender people in the cheerleading squad. Founded in 1962, the “First Ladies of Football” program is now on indefinite hold.[USA Today]
2021, WWE’s star Tyler Reks becomes transgender
Former WWE star Gabbi Tuft came out as transgender. She previously wrestled under the ring moniker Tyler Reks. It wasn’t easy, but she said in People magazine that he’s always felt this way.
Her daughter was worried that people might make fun of her once her dad came out gay and transgender, but Tuft assured her of her love. Gabbi and her wife Priscilla are still together, although their sex life has changed.
2021, SIECUS standards for young students
Democrat Senator sponsored a bill that requires state educators to adopt sex education standards created by the left-wing activist group Sexuality Information and Education (SIECUS).
SIECUS would require teaching “gender identity” for 5-year-olds and hormone blockers for transgender people to 8-year-olds. By age 11, children would begin learning about “vaginal, oral, and anal sex,” according to N.Y. Post.
2021, NYC schools push to remove gender pronouns
Liberal Grace Church School, in a memo, instructs students to stop using “outdated terms” and “inclusive” language.
For example, refrain from saying “mom and dad” and use “grown-ups” or “folks.” Instead of saying “husband,” “wife,” “boyfriend,” or “girlfriend,” say “partner.”
2021, Breaking Grounds: Companies advocate for LGBTQ
On March 15, Pantene launched a T.V. commercial for Sawyer, a trans girl (biological boy) having lesbian parents showing love. Beautifully done, it promotes a new trend of gay families, raising gay kids, and targeting “LGBTQ Kids.”
2021, First Asian trans on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Leyna Bloom is the first transgender Asian woman of color to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Across America, mainstream media celebrated it and called it a “historic achievement.” [GMA]
2021, AMA recommends omitting gender from birth certificates
During a policy-making meeting in November 2021, the American Medical Association (AMA) proposed that birth certificates should no longer include a designation for sex.
2022, California Education push books on gender transitioning
The California Department of Education’s recommended reading list promotes books for kindergartners about students transitioning and for high schoolers about students kneeling (akin to protest) during the national anthem.
According to the California Policy Center., the recommended reading list is housed in the “curriculum and instruction resources” section of the California Department of Education’s website, suggesting dozens of books for each age group.
2022, Gender pronouns roll out in public schools
Immediately after President Biden took office, the White House website updated its inquiry page to have room for other pronouns. Since then, companies, schools, and even some churches have pushed for tolerance.
They embraced the new trend of using “he/her, he/his, she/her, they/them pronouns. These are on top of other LGBT labels.
In 2016, GLAAD added “Q” (Queer) to the LGBT initialism used for decades. However, we see a new trend in 2022 where LGBTQA, or better yet, LGBTQIA, is the more acceptable acronym instead of just saying “gay” or the outdated term “homosexual.”
2023, YouTube for “LGBTQ Kids”
PragerU’s Aldo Buttazzoni gained widespread attention when he portrayed himself as a minor on YouTube, encountering an overwhelming number of gay videos.
He claims that these videos contribute to further confusion among children regarding LGBTQIA identity.
However, for gay activists, the YouTube algorithm responsible for this phenomenon represents an embrace of progressive change.
I made an account for 9-12 and one of first videos they recommend “kids meet a gender non-conforming person” pic.twitter.com/QkJydjVrA8— Aldo 🌞 (@AldoButtazzoni) January 31, 2023
2023, LAUSD kicks off “National Coming Out Day”
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) on October 11 celebrates and raises LGBT awareness. It started in the U.S. in 1988, initially focused on public figures coming out, but has become a more celebratory event.
In 2023, the Los Angeles Unified School District kicked off not one day but a week-long celebration for National Coming Out Day to support the LGBTQ+ community. [ABC7]