#1 – 1948 Alfred Kinsey publishes “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male”, revealing to the public that homosexuality is far more widespread than was commonly believed.
#2 – The ‘rainbow’ used for Pride month isn’t just there to look pretty. Each color stands for something specific. Red stands for life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, blue for harmony, and purple stands for the soul.
#3 – Pop quiz for all of you die hard Christians out there! 🙂 While people quote certain verses or use certain scriptures to fit their current situation…do you actually know how the Christian Bible ends? Most people would say, Jesus comes back, smites all of his enemies, and takes all of the worthy souls to Heaven to live in everlasting peace. But that’s not how it ends at all. The Bible actually ends with a very clearly worded WARNING to all who read it. The exact quote from the book of Revelation says, “I, John, solemnly WARN everyone who bears the prophetic words of this book; if anyone adds anything to them, God will add to His punishment the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes anything away from the prophetic words of this book, God will take away from him his share of the fruit of the tree of life and of the Holy City, which are described in this book.” So…the next time you get your poster board and your permanent markers to write something that God didn’t say at your next homophobic hate rally…ummm…you might want to remember that!
#4 – Despite being heavily contested by bigoted politicians…The American Psychiatric Association finally removed homosexuality from their list of ‘mental disorders’ in 1973.
#5 – The largest political march on Washington D.C. for gay and lesbian rights in America happened in October of 1979. And it had nearly 75 THOUSAND people in attendance! So…thanks for your service! And your courage! 🙂
#6 – Over 80% of LGBTQ+ youth report having feelings of extreme social isolation during their teen years. And 60% say that they feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation.
#7 – Illinois was the first state in America to decriminalize homosexuality by repealing the harsh sodomy laws in 1961.
#8 – The month of June has the longest amount of daylight hours in the Northern hemisphere of the planet. But in the Southern hemisphere…the shortest amount.
#9 – No other month, during the entire year of any year, starts on the same day as June does! I had to double check this, but…damn…it’s true! Even during a leap year! 😛
#10 – ‘Comicality’s Shack Out Back’ as you see and know it today…is actually the fifth or sixth generation of the site. When I started writing my stories, there were massive witch hunts to wipe everything gay and erotic offline, and I’ve had my entire website obliterated without warning many MANY times until Myriddian found me and brought me into GayAuthors.org! So happy anniversary, Shackers! (June 19th) We’ve survived a number of extinction level events, but we’re still kicking! Thanks for being my family! MWAH!!!