And Obama apparently declared June to be “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.”
NEW YORK – The U.S. National Park Service has announced an initiative to commemorate locations which played significant roles in the rise of homosexuality across the country.
On Friday, the National Park Service unveiled a nationwide “theme study” to explore places and events associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement. According to a Friday press release, the study “is part of a broader initiative under the Obama Administration to ensure that the National Park Service reflects and tells a more complete story of the people and events responsible for building this nation.”
“Over the next 12 to 18 months, the National Park Service will work with scholars to explore ways to celebrate and interpret LGBT heritage,” the release states.
The National Park Service initiative will spotlight important locations in the pro-homosexual movement.
“The goals of the heritage initiative include: engaging scholars, preservationists and community members to identify, research, and tell the stories of LGBT associated properties; encouraging national parks, national heritage areas, and other affiliated areas to interpret LGBT stories associated with them; identifying, documenting, and nominating LGBT-associated sites as national historic landmarks; and increasing the number of listings of LGBT-associated properties in the National Register of Historic Places,” the release says.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the theme study at New York City’s Stonewall Inn, where an unruly group of young pro-homosexual protestors violently rioted against police officers in 1969. The Stonewall Inn riots are now celebrated by the National Park Service as a “watershed moment” in “the struggle for civil rights in America.”
During Friday’s announcement, Jewell said the National Park Service has failed to properly recognize the role of homosexuals in America’s history.
“We know that there are other sites, like Stonewall Inn, that have played important roles in our nation’s ongoing struggle for civil rights,” she stated. “The contributions of women, minorities and members of the LGBT community have been historically underrepresented in the National Park Service, and the LGBT theme study will help ensure that we understand, commemorate and share these key chapters in our nation’s complex and diverse history.”
The National Park Service is partnering with the Gill Foundation to carry out the theme study. On Friday, Gill Foundation founder Tim Gill asserted that “LGBT history is American history.”
“The contributions of LGBT people are part of the great American journey toward full equality, freedom and liberty for all our citizens,” Gill argued. “While we take this important step to recognize the courageous contributions of LGBT Americans, we need to unite together in the days ahead to ensure we leave none of our fellow Americans behind.”
The National Park Service has already created a website which details the new “Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Heritage Initiative.”
“Recognizing that identities and communities are historically situated, the LGBT Initiative acknowledges lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender citizens in the United States, their contributions to American life and culture and their efforts to create a safe and legitimate social and political place in American society,” the website explains. “It explores various ways that this history can be recognized, preserved and interpreted for future generations.”
On the same day that the National Park Service announced the homosexual theme study, President Obama declared June to be “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.” In a Friday release, Obama paid tribute to the Stonewall Inn rioters, praised the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, and challenged Americans to be “more accepting.”
“Our commitment to advancing equality for the LGBT community extends far beyond our borders,” Obama noted. “In many places around the globe, LGBT people face persecution, arrest, or even state-sponsored execution. This is unacceptable. The United States calls on every nation to join us in defending the universal human rights of our LGBT brothers and sisters.”
In case you thought parks were about nature and conservation, apparently they’re about people…
I hadn’t heard about the declaration about June now being a national Gay / Trans Pride month for America. But Obama is the ‘gay rights’ president…
Perhaps that’s the reason for the HHS decision now, mentioned in my last post, funding ‘sex change’ operations…