For millennia, straight white cis-gender males have been in positions of entitlement denying all others (at least in the western world) these equality (and that includes women). Today, all kinds of "others" are beginning to make inroads. The biggest threat of all to this feeling of being entitled came when a Black family moved into the White House in the U.S. Suddenly, the "others" were seen to be moving up and those who used to hold positions saw themselves threatened. Well, such is progress. They don't like being threatened and gay pride parades and other forms of celebration of formerly discriminated groups really raise the threat level. Of course they have all kinds of rationales including Bible quotes and so-called religious beliefs. In reality, their day is done.
Point of personal disclosure: I am a cis-gender gay white man. I have benefitted from my male and white birth and for a long time, managed to pass as heterosexual. I think I speak from a position of knowledge.
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