Updated: May 30
Standing against bigotry and hatred
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and Modern Husbands is an ally 12 months a year. We stand against bigotry and hatred.
Modern Husbands is an inclusive community. Full stop. We welcome all folks to be members of the Modern Husbands community, including those from the LGBTQ+ community. [Read our full position]
The History of Gay Pride Month
Gay Pride Month, also known as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, has its roots in the Stonewall riots, which occurred in New York City in June 1969. During that time, homosexuality was highly stigmatized, and LGBTQ+ individuals faced significant discrimination and harassment.
In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, a police raid took place at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Instead of complying quietly, as had been the case in previous raids, the bar patrons, along with other LGBTQ+ community members who gathered in solidarity, resisted the police.
The raid sparked several days of protests, with LGBTQ+ community members and allies coming together to demand their rights and resist systemic oppression.
The following year, on June 28, 1970, the first commemorative march, known as the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, was held in New York City to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. This march is often regarded as the first Gay Pride Parade.
Since then, the tradition of organizing pride marches and events in June has spread across the United States and many parts of the world. June was eventually chosen to commemorate the Stonewall riots and to honor LGBTQ+ struggles and achievements.
The history of gay marriage in the United States has been a transformative journey characterized by legal battles, social activism, and evolving public attitudes with the crescendo in 2015.
The Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015. This landmark decision cemented marriage equality as a fundamental right.
Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in the United States, lifted discriminatory restrictions to access to the financial advantages only held by married couples:
File joint federal tax returns
Claim spousal and dependent tax exemptions
Qualify for various tax credits and deductions
Eligibility for Social Security survivor benefits
Access to spousal benefits, such as employer-sponsored health insurance, retirement plans, and other employee benefits
The ability to make decisions for their spouse's healthcare and finances in times of incapacity through power of attorney.
We Stand Against Bigotry and Hate
Fresh discriminatory strategies employing lies, deceit, and anti-science have resulted in a new wave of laws that deny transgender children life-saving care.
Every major American medical association has issued statements supporting gender-affirming care for transgender youth and against bills seeking to criminalize it. Despite this, radicals have raised the temperature with language and legislation.
Grooming is once again the misnomer used in political attacks to perpetuate harmful stereotypes and stigmatize the LGBTQ+ community. Fueled by false rhetoric and propaganda, white supremacist groups have been emboldened to harass LGBTQ+ events.
Attacks on the LGBTQ+ community and allies have spilled over into the business world.
On April 1st, Bud Light released a commercial with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney, sipping a can of Bud Light as she discussed March Madness. The company sent her a custom-made tallboy can to commemorate the anniversary of her transition, with an image of her face printed on the side.
According to NPR: '"Three days after Mulvaney's post, Kid Rock posted his own video in which he wore a MAGA hat and fired a rifle at a few cases of Bud Light.' which ignited a boycott of Bud Light by folks unfriendly to the LGBTQ+ community."
Not long after, sights were set on Target after a social media post perpetuated a lie about LGBTQ+ swimsuits.
Even investment products are being used to channel dark money into anti-LGBTQ+ campaigns.
Once again, our mission is to support husbands who partner with their spouses to manage money and the home.
Hate masquerading as moral positioning creates false fears, which ironically have given real reasons for LGBTQ+ community members to fear for their safety and for their parents to fear for their children's lives. This presents a nightmare scenario for parents of LGBTQ+ children.
According to research, 42% of transgender teens attempt suicide, and transgender people are four times more likely to be victims of violent crime. And in Florida, parents can now be prosecuted or have their children taken from them by following medical advice and providing life-saving care.
Modern Husbands stand shoulder to shoulder with the LGBTQ+ community and their parents as their rights and safety continue to be chopped away.