The point I made was that LGBT now have the same rights in most first world nations.....and that is the truth......such movements are needed in other nations to some extent, but not the ones where the LGBT movement is currently more well established.
Same rights doesn't mean necessarily equate to instantaneous public acceptance; there will always be remnants of opposition in every law and romanticization of outdated ideals by future generations. This month can have different meanings for different groups. Yes, for you an American LGBT and disregarding all those aforementioned tragedies with respect to American LGBTQ+ youth, this is no big deal and can be seen as corporate pandering or some lib-left groups thinking they know better than others. For others in countries with oppressive laws, it's a constant annual reminder of an endless fight for respect.
As for isolated incidents and people thinking bad thoughts/saying nasty words....as I said to Catte, that is likely never going away for good, so imo people should do their best to learn to live with it(as others are asked to live with opposing viewpoints/stances they dislike that are held by others).
Yes, I agree and this is exactly the minimum of what I'm advocating for that some commenters were already recipient to. You don't have to like the LGBTQ+ community nor endorse their activities - human respect is all they're asking for. I was, and still am, always consistent with this messaging throughout this thread. I believe most commenters here are open to this idea except for the very few people in here with hatred based on misinformation or irrational hatred for some.
Thing is, i'm not the only one....a large chunk of LGBT feel the same way. Of course others(not you, others) not in our group(LGBT in this case) seem to think we don't know best about things that affect our own group & that they do, for some reason.
(like some straights supportive of the LGBT movement presuming to know what's best for LGBT, and some whites over the past few years presuming to know what's best for non whites)
I no doubt acknowledge there are LGBTQ+ people who feel the exact same way as you. However, I'd like to see some actual data on "large chunks". A sample size of dozen and less don't mean much. Randomized, accurate sample sizes in the hundreds, thousands, or millions do. If the LGBTQ+ community and its spokespeople no longer feel it's necessary to maintain a month anymore, I'm all for replacing it with another one. Plenty of other issues that need a spotlight on them.
Without looking into it, I can say i'm pretty certain that LGBT have started to become over-represented(when compared to our percentage of the population) in the US in film/games/comics/etc.
US movies with LGBT main or side characters in feature films: 269 - 3 (notes) - 1 (2021) = 265
First US movie: Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Feature films produced in the US in 1936-2020: 82,978
LGBTQ+ in US feature films CTD: 265/82,978 = 0.32%
US movies with LGBT main or side characters in feature films: 40
Feature films produced in the US in 2010-2014: 15,465
LGBTQ+ in US feature films in 2010-2014: 40/15,465 = 0.26%
US movies with LGBT main or side characters in feature films: 65
Feature films produced in the US in 2015-2019: 18,360
LGBTQ+ in US feature films in 2015-2019: 65/15,465 = 0.42%
LGBT poulation in the US: 3.5-4.5%
Does this list include all LGBTQ+ people? Probably not, but that's the best I can find. You could probably get more insights with greater breakdown by genres. But I'll leave that up to you along with finding different sources that prove otherwise.
Not to get into this bit between you and that one gogger, but: you can actually criticize people if you're not rude/nasty and don't do it too much.
If that's part of the unwritten rules, they can go for it. But then I can also do the same and I'd rather not.
Thank you for the examples. A bit of a tangent considering LGBTQ+ community has publicly denounced pedophilia, so I don't see how these two events have anything to do with the LGBTQ+ community as whole. And this looks to be the work of independent bad actors.
The only paper I could find that links homosexuality to child molestation was this one
where some Coloradan authors of a 1996 dataset found 29% of adults surveyed with homosexual parents had physical sexual relations with their parents called out a Kansas' meta-analysis study. However, in response, the Kansas authors critiqued the findings and limitations of the findings.
Significantly, the points being that the 1996 data didn't differentiate between having two same-sex parents (i.e., it was only one), the sample size was only 17, which was insignificant to draw any meaning from, and other flaws. They welcomed the Coloradoan authors to respond and to date haven't responded through citations.
Meanwhile, if you're looking for something more compiled and digestible for a layperson, I suggest this article.
In summary, there is no significant difference in adult profiles of children raised by two same-sex parents than those raised by two biological-parent families in separate findings and in meta-analyses.
But yes, time will tell.