The colors of the rainbow represent diversity that together span a full spectrum of humanity. The rainbow flag is often used as a symbol for gay pride in marches and parades. It originated in Northern California, but is now used worldwide.
People who diverge from the norm have historically been shunned. This can be explaind by a society's need to promote optimal reproduction of their next generation, and reduce the spread of contagious disease.
However in our 21st century technological society, with modern medicines, law enforcement, social services, etcetera, traditional roles that valued woman for her child bearing abilities, and valued man as provider and protector have become largely redundant.
Instead, contraception has become the norm, and hedonistic pleasure the aim, of sexual interactions. Thus today it would be hypocritical for these
normal people to continue persecuting and shaming
deviant minorities for what we choose to do, with other consenting adults.
In any case, there are many ways, apart from raising children, that we as human beings can contribute to society.
Note: I do not excuse those who would harm others, like pedophiles and rapists: As long as they commit no transgression we can respect them for their self control, but the moment they do offend, then IMO it remains appropriate to ostracize them, and to defend their innocent victims.
Having persecuted homosexual people for many centuries, the catholic church is now willing to accomodate them, despite the Biblical hate speech. However pope Francis still sees transsexuals as sinning against God's intentions: Apparently we should accept the body that God gave us.
Well, how about you, dear pope, accept the gender expressions that God gave us, and stop persecuting effeminate men wearing feminine clothing. Maybe then we won't develop body dysphoria so easily!?
I thought I just check, what does the Bible say?
Most religions teach that homosexuality and transgender are a violation of
natural law. They fail to recognise that creation is continuing to evolve, and in order to do so, that it must experiment with variations and combinations, that deviate from the usual repertoire.
Paradoxically they attribute such natural law to a supernatural and infallible creator.
In their unbridled bigotry they designate us as abominations, or
devil spawn, to be put to death to appease the wrath of their omni-benificent God-delusion.
Male sexuality requires that the man is attracted to, and initiates sexual relationships. That is nature. It is not something that he should be criticized for. Alas some men are sexual predators and in their ignorance some attribute this to gay men. Thus here in New Zealand male homosexuality at one time also commanded the death penalty. It was still illegal up to 1989! Female homosexuality OTOH, was never against our laws!
Men were always the providers and protectors of women and children, but feminists twist that perception into a paranoid delusion of female oppression under what they percieve as a Patriarch regime and
rape culture. I discuss that elsewhere. Here I just want to say that misandry is another source of trans misogyny: Radical feminists see us nice transgirls as sexually motivated predators infiltrating their safe spaces.
99% of men will never rape anyone in their life time, so suspicion of anyone born with a penis is unjustified. The witch hunt for perverts in wash rooms is politically motivated and fostering unfounded fears and counter productive legislation in society. When those reporting us come themselves under suspicion, isn't that karma?
We do not envisage a society without gender differences. We envisage one that does not impose gender norms based on our physical reproductive organs.
We envisage a society that offers each individual equal opportunities without such prejudice. One that accomodates minorities where roles can be reversed, or shared as appropriate to the individuals.
We do not dismiss gender norms as an imposed social construct, we acknowledge them as a statistic, but one with exceptions.
We talk about gay pride, but really, being gay is no more something to be proud of, than being straight... what the pride is about is our solidarity, in the face of adversity and persecution. I am a trans girl and I'm not gay, but I will march with you gay men, and straight men, trans men and cis women, for your rights, as much as for mine.
Some of the persecution and especially trans-misogyny may be an instinctive revulsion, specifically to effeminate men. At one time such a gut reaction may have served the survival of our primitive ancestors.
Note: When that instinct becomes an aversion to the self then you get gender dysphoria.. that's us trans.. it's not sexual. What we all need is not condemnation, but reeducation, to become accepting and tolerant of diversity.
In recent years
gay pride marches are taking a more sinister turn.
I can see no justification for parading paraphilic erotic antics in public, or to involve young children.
I fully support the views expressed here by Lauren Southern's
Why I hate Pride Parades.
With political correctness swelling like a cancer within our ranks, are we perhaps witnessing the suicide of our rainbow community?