June is pride month. President Bill Clinton designated June as “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month” on June 11, 1999. Ten years later, President Obama updated
the title to “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.” This designation is designed to celebrate the culture and show support for the LGBTQ community. This year will mark the 53rd annual Pride parade in New York. This year, companies like Bud Light and Target, who have actively advertised their support are being boycotted by intolerant people and groups who are raising their voices against such support.
These boycotters are making outrageous claims that the companies are “evil” and are attempting to “groom children,” and other grand stances that supporting the LGBTQ community will ultimately lead to the destruction of society. These same intolerant people may also be the ones who insist that children say the Pledge of Allegiance before the beginning of each school day.
The original version of this pledge, written in 1892 is: “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”Read it again: Liberty and justice for ALL! Pride feels more urgent and needed than ever before.
The rights OF ALL needs to be secured and maintained to prevent the destruction of society.