White House Funds Foreign LGBT Events

The Biden administration announced that it was funding a series of LGBT-themed events in other countries. The move came amid increasing opposition to June as LGBT Pride month and a series of boycotts and criticisms from consumers.

The State Department is supporting a number of LGBT-themed events overseas, such as a gay film festival. The Biden administration is also supporting an LGBT community conference in Australia as well as other events in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

“The Department of State’s Pride theme for 2024 is Pride and Protection: Human Rights for LGBTQI+ Persons around the World,” said a State Department spokesperson.

“The theme is a stark reminder not only of the constant danger faced by LGBTQI+ persons for living their lives authentically, but also of the importance of our continued efforts at the Department internationally,” the statement added.

The event in the Czech Republic will include a reading of “queer children’s literature” for kids, as well as a “picnic for queer youth.” There will also be an LGBT religious service at the Czechoslovak Hussite Church.

American taxpayers will be spending $5,500 on the events.

Last year saw a series of consumer boycotts that affected different major brands. Following Bud Light’s partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, many individuals stopped buying the beer brand. Bud Light lost its crown as the number-one selling beer in the country and parent company Anheuser-Busch’s stock dropped considerably.

Furthermore, Mulvaney then accused the company of being anti-LGBT after the incident. Mulvaney lost the position as a social media influencer for the company after the disastrous rollout.

Bud Light’s sales have not recovered from the widespread consumer boycott.

Many consumers also criticized the retail giant Target over a series of products for sale at its locations and online. This included items in its ‘Pride Collection’ such as ‘tuck-friendly’ swimwear.

In addition, Target’s partnership with the British company Abprallen received considerable pushback. Abprallen’s top designer is a self-declared satanist who designed a number of controversial pins and products.