Thursday Theories – Pride

I am going to be ‘straight’ up with you folks. I grow tired of transphobia, at this point, they’re just embarrassing themselves. I’m straight and I am SO embarrassed for them.

What IS Pride?

LGBT pride (also known as gay pride or simply pride) is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a social group. – Wiki

Pride is for:

Alan Turing

Barbara Gittings

Bayard Rustin

Bill Thom

Christine Jorgensen

Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

Harvey Milk

Actually, nearly everyone in this list…

26 People From the LGBTQ Movement You Should Know

By Adam SchubakJun 18, 2021

Sadly, a lot of people on that list, are not alive today.

Pride is not just about ONE group, nor is it about what that ONE group think what everyone else should be like. It is about embracing who you truly are. Especially when being who you are has been a literal crime for centuries.

Funny thing is, I would give money for LGB “Alliance” to have their own “Pride” march. One it would be hilarious to see them make butts of themselves. LGB Alliance membership, as I’ve mentioned before is only 7% LGB, the rest are all straight. Might as well be a straight Pride. Two, the things they do attend, there is so few of them, it would just be hiliarious to see if people could tell there was even a march going on, haha.


Why being an Ally is important all the time

I don’t know if you all have noticed, but out there. Well, it was very good and very bad this Pride. But “Pride” itself doesn’t just stop on the 30th on June. It goes all year.

As homophobic, transphobic and anti-abortion “Baroness” Nicholson said “Pride has become a Protest, it’s not a party anymore”…

Oh…by the way…Baroness

Just be…

I think that the biggest thing is too remember Pride is more than a party. It’s a movement, its a way of life. Its a being.

Its in the heart of every LGBTQIA person living on the planet. Us straight ones, should be standing back and admiring as they wave us on by.

As some of us were taught, if you can’t say anything nice, say nothing at all. It’s sad that we’re in 2022 and yet it feels like we’re going back to 1922.

Just be in the moment. We only get this one life (unless you are a Time Lord). There’s enough room for others to shine. Believe me when I say when you’re kind, you know there’s enough shine for all.

I love Drag Queens!

I admit, that I am a little bias when it comes to Drag Queens, my brother’s one and his work is…

In all seriousness, they are awesome and I can totally understand why kids adore Drag Queens, loud and colourful to the extreme!

I think you all know why I’m writing about this topic. It’s like George Takei said that America is losing it’s grip on reality.

As some as you probably know I love to watch my Crime television, I like to keep myself up with things. Like, as an example, if you are arrested, ask for a Lawyer, full stop.

There has been one “unsolved” case in Australia, that has haunted everyone involved for years. The reason I put “unsolved” in quotation marks is because, they pretty sure they know who did it. They have DNA, they just need to get the DNA from the person. Which, since they passed, they’ve had to ask his sister, who wont give it too them.

I am writing about the murder of Melbourne woman Maria James.

Veteran homicide detective Ron Iddles told the inquest that in his mind, the strongest suspect is the late priest, Father Bongiorno.

The Victorian Coroners Court heard Father Bongiorno had been sexually abusing Maria James’s son Adam, and she’d planned to confront the parish on the day she was murdered. The murder was Mr Iddles’s first homicide case and it is the one that’s gnawed at him since he left the police force in 2014. (I LOVE Ron Iddles).

And let’s not get started with John Wayne Clancy, who worked as a clown.

Look, I get what people thought of children, tipping the Drag Queens. I get it, but I also am like “You’re the one’s sexualising those children. They’re not actually being actually sexualised”. You as an adult, are putting YOUR “stuff” onto a child. As I said to one lady “Well, maybe if Americans were paid better, American workers wouldn’t have to be tipped at all”, haha. I highly doubt that those Drag Queens in America, have a steady pay check.

Kids LOVE Drag Queens, there are bright and colourful, and they…too be honest…are way funnier than women. I hope to see Drag Queens (and Kings) for years too come! They may be some of the bravest people out there.

Pride Itself…

On November 2, 1969, Craig Rodwell, his partner Fred Sargeant, Ellen Broidy, and Linda Rhodes proposed the first pride march to be held in New York City by way of a resolution at the Eastern Regional Conference of Homophile Organizations (ERCHO) meeting in Philadelphia. Unfortunately Fred Sargeant has become VERY transphobic since. In fact, becoming allied with a member of the police force that used to beat up gay people. If you look through though, it seems that Sargeant just HAPPENED to be dating someone who was part of that first four. All the others, did OTHER things.

Craig L. Rodwell was an American gay rights activist known for founding the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop on November 24, 1967, the first bookstore devoted to gay and lesbian authors, and as the prime mover for the creation of the New York City pride demonstration. Back in New York, Rodwell hosted meetings in his apartment and at his bookstore. Sargeant just happened to be dating the guy at the time.

Ellen Briody was one the first Lesbian’s to start the name of radfems. Although that’s clearly a negative term now. When I went and looked her up. She actually seems excited that people are becoming more intersectional.

“”If people can keep this going, the revolution that failed to materialize in 1970 — in spite of the Black power movement, the anti-war movement, the LGBT movement, the women’s movement — might just come into being now,” she added. “I feel more optimistic than I have in a long time.”

Even when talking about those early years, she only mentions Fred once. It seems to be that Craig Rodwell, was actually the force behind the two men.

Sadly, I couldn’t find much about Linda Rhodes, she was dating Ellen Briody. There just doesn’t seem much on her.

The first Pride event was organised by Brenda Howard “The Mother of Pride” a bisexual activist, in New York City on the 28th of June 1970. The first march was called the Christopher Street Liberation Day March (which is the name of the road the Stonewall Inn is on) and the event had both an element of celebration and protest.

Additionally, Howard along with the bisexual activist Robert A. Martin (aka Donny the Punk) and gay activist L. Craig Schoonmaker are credited with popularizing the word “Pride” to describe these festivities. Bisexual activist Tom Limoncelli later stated, “The next time someone asks you why LGBT Pride marches exist or why [LGBT] Pride Month is June tell them ‘A bisexual woman named Brenda Howard thought it should be.'”

Someone said it better than myself. Who threw the first brick at Stonewall? Legend says that Sylvia Rivera or Marsha P. Johnson did. But what people don’t realize is that Sylvia and Marsha did something much more important then toss a brick. They created a sustainable organization where there had been none before, the worlds first trans organization, Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, which was a committee of Gay Liberation Front, formed during the GLF occupation of NYU’s Weinstein Hall. It was Gay Liberation Front’s LGBT Community Center that became STAR’S first home for homeless trans people. And Marsha and Sylvia did it without public funds, training, or programs.

In May 1970, Gary Alinder and fellow members of the activist group the Berkeley Gay Liberation Front attended — or, as Alinder later recounted, “invaded” — the National Convention of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco. Too demand that homosexuality no longer be seen as an “mental illness”.

While most of the Founders of Stonewall in the US and the UK, are not transphobic. There always has to be ONE, doesn’t there? lol. Of course it’s the white man.

This last week…Pride

I am not part of the LGBTQIA+ group, I consider myself an Ally though. So this last week of Pride in the UK and the USA, I would love to do all Pride type posts this week. Things I have learnt about and just some fun type posts too. If I ever step out of line, always, let me know.

Some things that I’m planning on doing, making my Discord channel more Pride friendly. I don’t know but I’m going to do “things” on my Twitch stream. One of which happened earlier today (I always forget about the time differences, lol).

I’m just kind of like, what do I do? Because I’m not LGBT+, but I want to contribute to it, somehow. So let’s see how this week goes!

Enjoy Pride (UK)

As a straight cis person I would like to know how to make #Pride fun and safe for the #LGBTQIA .

What would you all like to see more of? Fun, serious topics. Do you want me to keep kicking bigoted booties? Call more people, companies out.

Let me know! #ciswiththeT #ciswiththeLGBT

The Good Law Project, may be one of the very rare Law organisation’s, that are helping the trans and the whole LGBTQIA community. During #Pride in the UK, please consider giving to them. Currently they are the ONLY big organisation fighting back against LGB “Alliance”.

Mardi Gras, 2022 – Australia

Mardi Gras in Australia ended just yesterday (Sunday), I was so proud, my baby brother was apart of it! He was in NSW, however, and they have been nearly as huge floods as QLD. Which is needless to say, with everything, I wouldn’t blame people for not knowing.

Last night I watched as Australia cheered on trans groups at the Mardi Gras. Today I saw ONE Australian try to spread fear about trans people, and that misinformation was then shared by ONE Scottish billionaire fiction writer. Be Loud and Support trans people! We are more then them!

What I would like to share with you all, are a series of YouTube videos representing some of what’s been happening this year with Mardi Gras in Australia!

United We Shine!