It’s June! Not only is it the start of summer, but it’s also LGBT Pride Month! June was chosen as the month for Pride in commemoration of the Stonewall riots that took place in 1969. For gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and trans people, Pride is a time to celebrate how far the LGBT community has come in their pursuit of rights. It’s also a time to perform activism for the rights that gay people still don’t have worldwide. The Pride season is ushered in by rainbow decked city streets and flashy neon Pride Parades. Largely, it’s a fun time for all. Every year, however, the religious right and traditionalists come out of the woodwork to call pride events nothing more than degenerative uninclusive pedophilic sex festivals.
Ben Shapiro is one of the foremost conservative journalists and transgender activists. He sits at the table of LGBT political mavericks with the likes of Blaire White, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Caitlyn Jenner. Shapiro is widely known for his support of correct pronoun usage, access to surgery and hormones, and hormone blockers for minors. He also supports the breaking down of traditional gender roles and government assistance in providing binders and other transition gear.