Sometimes we say words without realizing the impact they may have on others. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Take time to educate yourself about language and histories of oppression. Words that Hurt.
The president repeatedly pledged during his campaign to support LGBT causes. The nation's health department is taking steps to dismantle LGBT health initiatives, as political appointees have halted or rolled back regulations intended to protect LGBT workers and patients, removed LGBT-friendly language from documents and reassigned the senior adviser dedicated to LGBT health. The sharp reversal from Obama-era policies carries implications for a population that's been historically vulnerable to discrimination in health care settings, say LGBT health advocates. The Trump administration soon after taking office also moved to change the agency's LGBT-related health data collection, a window into health status and discrimination. Last month it established a new religious liberty division to defend health workers who have religious objections to treating LGBT patients. The Trump administration defended its approach to LGBT health as part of its broader health care strategy.
Personally, I agree with the people who say that the upcoming "straight pride parade" in Boston is a silly stunt. It's not something that I would have any interest in attending, though I do appreciate the intentional irony of Milo Yiannopolous being named the parade's grand marshal. I believe I am on stable intellectual ground in calling the parade silly, as I have also said the same about gay pride parades. In fact, I think parades, in general — festive traffic jams, as I call them — are kind of stupid. But there are at least some justifiable reasons to throw one.
The other three kids are rehashing their day. Do you have any idea how gay you were in PE class today! In that instant several thoughts go through your head. You know it was bad but kids say words like that all the time.