CV NEWS FEED // California passed a bill that designated August as “Transgender History Month” last week, making it the first state to set aside an entire month to celebrate gender ideology.
The bill, passed by California’s state assembly on September 7, claims that celebrating “LGBTQ+ History Month” in June isn’t enough recognition for gender-confused individuals.
“There is no proper representation and emphasis on the imperative leadership of transgender individuals in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights throughout history, and the transgender community substantially trails behind the level of inclusion and acceptance afforded to the broader LGBT community,” the bill reads.
The bill was sponsored by Assemblyman Matt Haney of San Francisco, as well as by dozens of other state assembly members—including California’s attorney general, Rob Bonta.
The bill’s authors claim that legally declaring August “Trans History Month” is necessary in order to contribute to the state’s diversity and LGBTQ+ education.
“Supporting the transgender community by designating August as Transgender History Month will create a culture led by research, education, and scholarly recognition of the contributions of transgender Californians to our great state’s history, and will educate future generations of Californians on the importance of this history,” the bill continues.
The bill’s authors claim that California has been home to transgenderism since before Spanish and English colonization. The bill refers to people living “transgender lives” during the Gold Rush in the 1800s to Compton’s Cafeteria Riots of 1966—an event where a group of “trans” women started a riot against cafeteria workers and the police. The riot occurred in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, which was later legally recognized as the world’s first transgender district.
“As long as there has been a California, there have been transgender people here—contributing to their community, making history, expanding civil rights and helping to build a California that is more inclusive and prosperous for everyone,” Haney said at a press conference after the vote. “That is a history today that we are very proud to celebrate and that California will celebrate and uplift from this year and every year.”