I have posted a screenshot of two adjacent emails in my inbox. The first show an email from my County Board of Legislators celebrating LGTBQ Pride Month. The next, from a nonprofit agency announcing the discontinuance, due to “funding cutbacks” of valuable program of workshops aimed at assisting people who suddenly become unemployed in the 50’s or later as they are replaced by “new blood.” These people face mainstream problems of loss of the emotional anchor of their daily job, and the need to train to write CV’s, use LinkedIn and other job search tools.
I don’t “celebrate” the fact that I am heterosexual and work every day. Fringe groups getting funding to “celebrate” what? Something is very badly wrong with society’s priorities.