Reddit Readers Discuss Exactly What Is 'The Gay Agenda'
In recent years, politicians have begun using the "gay agenda" as a dog whistle to whip up their voting base. Transgender youth are being vilified as "predatory men" trying to cheat in sports. Queer News Tonight has repeatedly reported on a law being debated in Ghana, where supporters try to stop the "gay agenda" by making any LGBTQ+ support illegal. Russian President Vladimir Putin has enacted laws banning LGBTQ+ content from television or media that may be seen by people under 18, as his thoughts are that the "gay agenda" is to convert children. In Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court overturned laws banning homosexual acts. But in a scathing, homophobic dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote: "Today's opinion is the product of a Court, which is the product of a law-profession culture, that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda, by which I mean the agenda promoted by some homosexual activists directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that has traditionally attached to homosexual conduct." So what exactly is the "gay agenda"? In short, it is the fight for equal rights for members of the LGBTQ+ community. The gay agenda is fighting for equal healthcare access for the transgender members of our community. The gay agenda is student access to all extracurricular activities they may want to join, no mater their gender. Even if it's sportsball. The gay agenda is protection from housing discrimination. Many areas still allow landlords to deny housing to people due to their sexual identity. The Gay Agenda is freedom for the LGBTQ+ community to be able to exist publicly without fear of violence. As serious as our struggles are, some users over at Reddit recently discussed what the Gay Agenda was. While there were some serious answers, many users decided to make jokes about schedules, and many discussed brunch, parties, or drinking. Before we discuss those comments, let's lighten the mood with this video from comedian @Michael Henry . Here are some of our favorite funny responses from the Reddit thread about the gay agenda. Several users posted "Be Gay, do crime." “Equal rights for all and spread the good word about Carly Rae Jepsen.” “6:30–7:30: Gym. 7:30–8: Ride back home. 8–9: Shower, breakfast, walk the dog. 9 onwards: Take over the world. Evening (optional): RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” “Convert the all the straights, ending reproduction and halting the massive population growth, thus slowing and eventually stopping mankind’s destruction of the Earth.” “Me. I am The Gay Agenda. I will fill you in." That's a top joke by the way.