If you’re unfamiliar with the story of the Stonewall Inn, it’s a tavern in Greenwich Village, New York that catapulted the gay rights movement to the national level in America. In the late 1960’s, establishments that catered to gay men and women were routinely raided by the NYPD, as such establishments were actually illegal. on June 28th, 1969, the gay community fought back. That spurred weeks of protests and riots around the city and brought the issue of gay rights out in the open. A year after the incident, the first gay pride parades popped up all across the nation. America wasn’t going to simply turn their backs as bigots and zealots shunned the LGBT community any longer.
That historic tavern was declared a National Monument by President Obama on Friday, sparking outrage from the resurgence of bigots and zealots created by the new Republican party and their desire to bring America back to 1963. Rather than just ignore something they don’t like, which is what they forced all of us to do for decades as they proudly displayed their hate flags of the confederacy, they took to their big bad keyboards to call LGBTs names and toss vile insults at the president.
First, there’s the ignorance. The low-information stooges of the GOP base are convinced for some reason that “gay” is synonymous with “pedophile” or “pervert” because…well, because they’re f*cking stupid:
Of course you have your standard bible thumpers, here to save us all from sin by hating with a broad stroke:
It would be rude for them to only hate on gay people, so they made sure to point out how Muslim Obama is, because that’s very relevant:
Not just a Muslim but a gay Muslim. Then there were the people who just decided he must be a “closet homosexual,” because why else would he celebrate the movement for equality for an entire American demographic?
And then there are the complete loser racists. Their comments are deleted quickly by Yahoo, but if you’re quick enough you can catch them in action:
And what would a discussion about gay rights be without the totally ignorant?
It comes as a shock that someone so obviously well-informed as Steve here has never heard of the Stonewall. Maybe you should withhold your tax dollars in protest. Let us know how that works out. As for Wiseone, Yes, parades for straight people do exist, dumbass, they’re just called “parades.”
We’ll top it off with a dose of TRUMP! just for sh*ts and giggles:
Sadly, those are the bulk of the comments on the article. There are a few people praising the announcement, but they are quickly overrun by the daft fools who are ever so proud of the dark age of hate being ushered into our country.
Congratulations, Republicans. Hate is everywhere. You built that.
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