The California State Assembly passed a resolution last week designating August as “Transgender History Month” starting in 2024, making California the first state in the nation to do so. The bill was mostly supported by Democrats but the following Assembly Republicans also co-authored the bill: Juan Alanis (District 22 – Modesto), Maria Waldron (District 75 – San Diego), and Greg Wallis (District 47 – Rancho Mirage).
While Transgender History Month has been previously established in California cities, such as San Francisco, this effort seeks to adopt it as a statewide observance.
Assemblyman Matt Haney (D-San Francisco) introduced HR 57 on August 29th and it received approval from the Assembly Rules Committee on August 31st. Last Wednesday, the full Assembly passed the resolution.
“I believe that as Californians our strongest defense against the anti-trans agenda is just to tell the truth. Let’s tell the truth about transgender people’s lives, and let’s lift up the history of the transgender Californians who left their mark on our great state,” said Haney.
According to Fox News, the resolution aims to acknowledge the purported achievements and historical significance of the transgender community.
“Many Californians remain unaware of the real lives and experiences of transgender people, even here in California,” said Honey Mahogany, San Francisco’s Democratic Party Chair.
“We can change that through awareness, education, and outreach, and I believe that establishing a Transgender History Month in California is one way we can do just that.”
The bill claims that although LGBTQ+ History Month is celebrated nationwide, there lacks adequate recognition and emphasis on the role played by transgender individuals in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights over the course of history. It also argues that the transgender community “substantially trails behind” the broader LGBT community when it comes to “inclusion” and “acceptance.”
The bill goes on to explain why August was chosen as Transgender History Month.
“The month of August has particular significance to the trans community as it is the month when the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots are commemorated. One of the first LGBT civil rights uprising in the United States, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots took place in August of 1966 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, which has now been designated as the world’s first transgender cultural district…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 number of trans-identifying people and “transition” procedures has skyrocketed in recent years. Resolutions such as this only encourage gender dysphoria in young individuals who are already bombarded with confusing lies about their gender. Further, affirming gender dysphoria does nothing to help these individuals; it only leads many of them to make life-changing decisions that alter and harm their bodies.
Instead of celebrating the lies about human sexuality pushed by transgenderism, the state of California should highlight the dangers of “trans” procedures and the numerous stories of detransitioners who are permanently sterilized or mutilated because their gender-confusion was affirmed when they needed the truth.