The CIA is the latest entity that has nothing to do with LGBTQ+ to demand everyone celebrates ‘Pride Month,’ despite having previously conducted ‘homosexual investigations’ and described gay people as “having mental or emotional problems”.
“Pride Month is an occasion for all of us at the Agency to pay tribute to the rich history, community, and mission contributions of our LGBTQ+ officers,” the CIA tweeted, adding a bunch of phrases to spell out WELCOME and an image of Langley HQ in rainbow colours with ‘PRIDE’ and ‘CIA’ arranged on top of it.
CIA’s 2023 theme for #Pride Month is WELCO-ME!— CIA (@CIA) June 8, 2023
Pride Month is an occasion for all of us at the Agency to pay tribute to the rich history, community, and mission contributions of our LGBTQ+ officers.#Pride2023 pic.twitter.com/aEEZplX13s
The tweet is so weird that many thought it was a parody. Others noted how dystopian and creepy this is all getting. The CIA doesn’t have a “rich history” of celebrating Pride, quite the opposite.
It’s not weird at all that every government agency, and even the military as well as hammering this relentlessly, right?
We firmly believe that we have not made progress unless we all make progress.— Secretary Xavier Becerra (@SecBecerra) June 8, 2023
To our LGBTQI+ family and friends, communities and advocates, we see you and we stand with you. 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/zLYHBxpc8I
Slava has been with DHS for almost four years, and previously spent two decades working with organizations like @OSCE, @amnesty, @humanrights1st, @ILGAEurope and @ILGAWORLD to promote and advance the human rights of LGBTQ+ people worldwide. pic.twitter.com/rSmxXmGeOs— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) June 7, 2023