Even hard-left LGBTQ activists have a difficult time keeping up with ever-changing inclusivity and intersectionality protocols. Last month, Homer Pride organizers committed a woke taboo by featuring a white person’s raised fist in its marketing materials for its June 17 celebration of all things LGBTQAI2+.
Across the nation, gay rights groups have been partnering with black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in an effort to grow followers. It’s called “intersectionality,” which defines individual identity — and all of human history — in terms of interwoven systems of oppression based on gender, sexual orientation, race and income inequality.
LGBTQ activists have used this controversial philosophy to effectively cast themselves as victims – akin to black Americans who struggled for basic civil and human rights.
Homer Pride organizer Jerrina Reed, who uses “She/Her/They” pronouns, wrote an effusive apology in her May 22 Facebook Post to assure her followers that Homer Pride is still sufficiently inclusive, despite the cultural snafu.
“We particularly value the inclusion and empowerment of our BIPOC friends, family, allies, and communities,” she wrote. “Our goal in celebrating Juneteenth x Pride is to acknowledge the overlapping liberation movements of the LGBTQ+ community, the Black community, Indigenous people, and people of color.”
Reed went on to express “deepest regrets” and “heartfelt apology” to the black community for depicting a white person’s fist in the Pride propaganda.
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“Our recent marketing for this year’s event, which featured a white fist, was an unfortunate mistake, not an intentional act,” Reed explained. “Nonetheless, we recognize the harm it may have caused and sincerely apologize. We extend our gratitude to everyone who held us accountable for our error and helped us learn from it. We will strive to improve and grow together.”
Reed then pledged to seek “universal equity,” and expressed hope that each person will be “blessed with abundant self-love and compassionate care, fostering respect for all intersectional identities.”
The idea of entangling the LGBTQ agenda with the historic struggle of African Americans is not without controversy, especially among many conservative black churches which have historically seen the civil rights struggle in terms of living up to the nation’s Christian beliefs that God created all men equal.
Alveta King, niece to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is one of the more outspoken critics of intersectionality, which she says commandeers and distorts history for the purposes of advancing an unrelated LGBTQ agenda.