JUNE 2020 is PRIDE MONTH @whenthiswomanspeaks.com
June is pride month for the LGBTQ community and we @ whenthiswomanspeaks.com would like to celebrate by reporting some good news that took place this month. Are you enjoying June? Have you been enjoying Pride month? Are you sad that it is ending? Well don’t stress or be pressed, here are just some of the things that took place this month…..
Historic Supreme Court ruling says federal law protects LGBTQ workers. What do you think?
On June 15, 2020 the Supreme Court made a groundbreaking ruling that reinforced an earlier civil rights act. This means a lot in the fight for the human rights of the LGBTQ community. The complete ruling was posted on CNN.com, but if you do not have time to read the 120 plus page ruling, I have summed it up for you in this post.
It is against the law to discriminate against a person because they are homosexual or transgendered and this important because the current Administration wants to ban transsexuals from military service and end medical protections for certain service members based on their sexual orientation.
What do you think about this ruling? Do you feel this is a big victory for the LGBTQ community?
Hey if you are interested in honor of Pride month, I have written another post you may like and it is called, “Speak up! Spread Love to the Transgendered Woman…” and here is the link:
Did You Join the LGBTQ Community in Remembering the Stonewall Riots on Stonewall Day, June 28?
June 28, 2020 was the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. This event is so monumental because it is the first modern demonstration where the Lesbian, gay and transgendered community was documented as fighting back against the violence that the police were bringing their way. Before this incident, the gay community was urged to be and known to be passive against the transgressions heaped on them by society and the law enforcement agencies of that time. But that was a misconception.
The Stonewall Inn was originally an place of lodging, restaurant and bar for heterosexuals owned by the Genovese organized crime family but in 1966 it was turned into a hangout for the gay community by what is believed to be members of the Italian Mafia. The purpose was to provide a place for the LGBTQ community to congregate. Prominent gay persons would hang out at the establishment because it was one of the only places that had dancing for homosexuals. These people would later go on to be identified and be blackmailed by the Mafia.
Many in this community at that time felt frustrated that they could not be more militant or aggressive towards the people that attacked and blackmailed gays, so the Stonewall riots is the first time in America the gay community felt that they were being seen for the complex community they were and still are. While there are those in the gay community who may be passive, there are also those who will speak out, march, and demonstrate against injustice in a more active way.
Early June 28, 1969, the police raid the spot in an effort to close the Stonewall Inn for good but the raid turned violent. There ended up being scuffles with the police and the patrons that were under arrest, mainly some homeless youth, began to fight with the police and this led to rioting for two days. This incident led to widespread acknowledgement of the dissatisfaction of the status of the LGBTQ community in America.
Sunday June 28, 2020 is Stonewall Day in remembrance of the Stonewall Riots that took place June 28, 1968 in New York City.
In honor of the Stonewall Riots, singer, Kesha did a Stonewall Day performance dedicated to her LGBTQ fans. She preformed her 2017 song, “Rainbow”. Has anyone heard the song or saw the performance? Well just in case here is a video of Kesha performing the song,
(Posted on You Tube by Portal Kesha)
June 28, 1970 was the first “Pride” parade started one year after the Stonewall Riots, by a woman named, Brenda Howard who was an activist for gay rights. This year for “Pride”, all over the world people celebrated and showed they were proud to be part of the LGBTQ community.
New York, who was hit hard by COVID-19 canceled but this year, Taiwan hosted a Pride parade despite the coronavirus and pandemic worries they face. People in attendance state that this year the parade held in Taiwan was beautiful and inclusive and despite fighting hard to combat COVID-19, they did not let fears of new infections cause them to cancel the festivities like other parts of the world did. They went all out despite a low turn out due to pandemic fears and heavy rain. Anybody attend? If not in Taiwan, did you go to any Pride events? Drop a comment.
Did you know Taiwan is the only place in the whole continent of Asia where same-sex marriage is legal?
Leave a comment if you knew that, if not? Lets move on……
TASTE THE RAINBOW???
For the month of June to celebrate Pride Month, the Skittles brand of candy went colorless! Although the candy tasted the same, it went without the rainbow colors to celebrate Gay Pride. For the first time in the U.S., the brand is releasing limited-edition Pride Packs of the candy for the month of June and did you happen to grab a pack?
You Tube Spotlight: The Rise of Ts Madison
I was going to highlight this woman anyway in my regular series of You Tube spotlights, but in honor of Pride month I have included her in this post. First of all I am including her because I am proud of her and want to send her some love, but also because she is very entertaining and deserves a “shout out.”
Ts Madison can be controversial to a lot of women but I see her heart. She is not afraid to be herself and is openly transgendered and very active in the LGBTQ community and the fight for their rights.
She is not new to the entertainment industry. She also has starred in pornography which is something she has never made a secret she was also a transgendered prostitute. Rather than hide, Madison is very vocal about issues regarding the transgendered community and I for one respect her for it.
Her show “The Queen’s Supreme Court” is very popular and once was co hosted with the Miami rapper, Khia, under the name, “The Queen’s Court”. Many counted Madison out after she fell out of favor with Khia and the two split.
Rumors were that Madison would not be able to go on alone, but she proved her haters wrong. Madison has gone on to have a successful You Tube Channel. She often has people guest appear with her on the Queen’s Supreme Court. She has proved that she is a survivor and does not quit. Check out one of her shows,
(Posted on You Tube by TsMadisonHinton)
Bored? Need a movie to help you Netflix and Chill? Want to see a good movie that is currently on Netflix and it celebrates the LGBTQ community?
The 2016 film, “Moonlight” is a great movie to catch. The film follows the life of Chiron as he navigates in a world where being gay is both confusing and hazardous to his health. I personally think that it is a excellent movie to watch but beware it can be a tear jerker.
It received an approval rating of 98 percent on “Rotten Tomatoes” trust me it is just that good. Seen the film? Want to recommend any others?
What are your thoughts?
Thanks for helping us show love to the LGBTQ community, be sure to spread the love in June and every other month of 2020. Agreed?
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