People were always rainbow family. Those who deny it are blind to nature. We are different in too many ways to count. From the beginning. Unfortunately, lately, things have been going south. Those with right-wing-backward worldviews are very loud in defending allegedly “majority rights,” promoting ideology according to which all who are different are immediately seek and deviant. Allegedly “correct” majority tolerates the “incorrect” minority, so the minority should be satisfied and shut up.
Some politicians (and governments) in Europe shamelessly connect sexual violence over children (pedophilia) and different sexual or gender orientations. Interestingly enough, they are closely connected to the catholic church, which has profound problems with pedophilia among their priests as an organization.
The irony is worst because they call upon the naturality of heterosexual orientation. That is nonsense due to two main reasons. First, it is natural that the minority do not feel a strong connection between the body they are born with, and inner processes, emotions, wishes and tendencies (however you want to call it). This situation is not connected with ideology, social circumstances and upbringing. If it were, then conservative families would be spared from homosexuality (or anything that is different from standard heterosexuality). And we know that is not the case. Differences appear where they appear – naturally and independently from the influences of the environment t. The only thing we cultivate through upbringing is should we develop acceptance of differences in such a child and other children, or should we weave in children’s soul shame, guilt, judgment, and hatred.
And the second thing natural to humans is curiosity and a tendency for exploration. Independently from reproduction, sexuality is also a means of communication, the field of pleasure and – not to forget – the place rich in extraordinary strong and deep spiritual and transformative experiences. Aby restriction related to that is harmful because it is – unnatural! You can not prohibit the exploration of possibilities and capabilities to a human being. Or, you can, but if you do such a thing, the result will be denial and suppression of desires, many times erupting in violence and true deviation (as we can see happening in repressive ideologies like Catholic and pedophilic priests).
There is no such thing as LGBT propaganda. There is only the truth about humanity that should not be silenced. When backward-looking ideologies are spreading through Europe faster than a virus, Gay Pride manifestations (like the one held today in Zagreb, Croatia) are utterly important. My full support.