We are in the month of the so-called "gay pride" and as expected, companies of all kinds have lost their heads and have begun to paint their products and services with the multicolored flag in an attempt to ingratiate themselves with the community that uses it.
For anyone with a modicum of intelligence, this objectively responds to market interests, but for those more feeble-minded, this marketing behavior serves a social revolution that reflects the cultural change that is taking place worldwide and that seeks inclusion, diversity and freedom.
Likewise, those who promote this supposedly revolutionary ideal claim to be the voice of all homosexuals, even going so far as to state through social networks that, if a person is homosexual, he or she is immediately part of the LGBT community. This has caused a complete cultural confusion in all those people who are not versed in the issues concerning what has been called "cultural battle", and that is why, in the following lines I will try to shed light on this confusion and reveal whether or not the LGBT movement really represents all homosexuals.
To carry out this work, we must start at the beginning and be clear about what homosexuality is. The Royal Spanish Academy defines this behavior as "erotic inclination towards individuals of the same sex", so far so good, we see that no mention is made towards the LGBT community, and little by little we will see why.
But before going on, it would be interesting to answer the following question: why do I say that homosexuality is a behavior? For the simple and straightforward reason that there are no indications that a person can be born a homosexual. Is saying this a hate speech? Of course not, it is simply relying on the most modern science.
In the study "Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior" by Ganna and company, which is the largest study in history that seeks to find the genetic causes of homosexuality, it concludes by saying that genetic influences on people's sexual behavior result in great complexity, and therefore, uncertainties that are given by sociocultural influences must be explored, that is, we must give relevance to people's environment and look for answers to the causes of homosexuality there.
But it is not the causes of homosexuality that concern us here, but to understand if the LGBT community effectively represents all homosexual people, which is why we must make an obligatory stop at a man named Harry Hay, considered the initiator of the LGBT movement.
Born in 1912, in 1934 he joined the Communist Party of the United States (important fact), and founded the Mattachine Society in 1950 (it is thanks to the success of this organization that Hay is considered the founder of LGBT). Of course, nothing indicates that before Hay homosexuality did not exist, in fact, this type of behavior can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome; but then, if homosexuality has always existed and our societies have always been aware of it, what is it that has led the LGBT movement to claim to represent all homosexuals to the point that they have become synonymous in the media?
To answer that question, we must bring up Mr. Antonio Gramsci, who we can call the precursor of the ideology known colloquially as "cultural Marxism", which in short takes classical Marxism, purely materialistic, and moves it to the area of culture, (in case you have not noticed, Gramsci was a communist admirer of Marx).
The Italian would come to write to explain his idea of hegemony in culture, that "every revolution has been preceded by an intense work of criticism, of cultural penetration, of permeation of ideas through human aggregates...", that is to say, to carry out the revolution, one must first penetrate culture.
Now then, let us put a little order in all that has been said so far. On the one hand there is Gramsci saying that culture must be attacked in order to carry out the revolution, and on the other hand there is Hay (remember the important fact I gave you earlier) who sees that homosexuals cannot be "free" (thus, in quotation marks). What does Hay do? He evidently goes against the culture and founds what would later become known as the LGBT movement, capitalizing on the supposed sentiment of many of his homosexual acquaintances, with the intention of subverting the established order (which is what communists have always sought to do).
This is precisely what LGBT groups do through their various campaigns.
Take for example the misnamed "gay pride". It started out as a one-day celebration on June 28, all celebrations were reduced to that specific day or the weekends around it. Then it became "gay pride week" (which in this specific week case does not always coincide with the date), and they ended up with "gay pride month", where they take the whole month of June to make their celebrations. Notwithstanding that, now they started to take other dates like May 17, where they celebrate the "international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia".
Let's see, if they already took over a whole month, making invisible an important cultural celebration such as "Father's Day", why don't they take it to distribute all the days commemorating their supposed struggles? They should not be surprised that in a few years the "international day against homophobia..." will become the week and then the month, and will also downplay the importance of Mother's Day, which in many countries is celebrated in the same month.
But back to the matter at hand, do you think LGBT groups represent all homosexuals or are they just taking advantage of them to achieve their political goals? Obviously the answer to that question you will have to find on your own. For my part I gave you a side of the story, it's up to you to check it out and believe it or not.
See you later!
Gramsci, Antonio. Para la reforma moral e intelectual. Madrid, Libros de la Catarata, 1998, p. 25.