By declaration, Kokomo Mayor Tyler Moore has designated June 28th annually to be LGBTQ+ Pride Day in Kokomo. Why? Is there going to be a companion Straight Pride Day?
We hear a lot about “Rights” from the folks that identify with the LGBTQ+ labels (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-gender, Queer, and ?). This country is one of laws. There are all sorts of laws that protect the rights of everyone, so I am unclear about what “Rights” are being denied.
And I do not understand why those of the LGBTQ+ community feel a need to flaunt publicly their preferences for romance and sexual pleasures. Seems a bit strange to me.
Maybe we need a brief lesson in biology. There are only two genders for humans; male and female. That is it. Gender is determined for an individual at the moment of conception. On a genetic level, males have an X and a Y chromosome (DNA packages) and females have two X chromosomes; period. These pairs of chromosomes, XY or XX, are present in every cell of one’s body. That cannot be changed or altered. One is either male or female for a lifetime regardless of what outward physical alterations are surgically done or hormone treatments are administered.
Male and female throughout biology exist for the primary purpose of procreation; that is, creating the next generation. In our society, it is most common for a family to be formed consisting of one man and one woman committed to each other romantically and sexually with their children being cared for, loved, and nurtured to adulthood. This is strongly embedded in religious traditions.
All other romantic and sexual preferences are not from gender genetics but have more to do with attitudes and beliefs. Other adult pairings can be loving and nurturing to each other and even to children, but they cannot procreate. Individuals are certainly free to choose whatever they wish romantically and sexually as long as those choices do not infringe on others.
One issue in the forefront presently is that of trans-genders which is most frequently about one who is genetically male (XY) who wants to be considered female (XX); not the other way around. Genetically, not going to happen. And there is no case for genetic males to do anything surgically or hormonally to allow them to compete athletically with genetic females (XX). XY genetics produces different bone and muscle structure than does XX genetics. And there is no case for XY males to share locker rooms or bathrooms with XX females.
And the military. There is no case for taxpayers to pay for trans-gender medical changes. That is a personal choice that should be the financial responsibility of the person, not the military via taxpayers. The job of the military is to recruit, train, and maintain the most lethal fighting force on the planet; not pander to personal romantic and sexual preferences.
So, Kokomo is left with LGBTQ+ Pride Day. What that really means publicly will be seen next June 28th.