(CNSNews.com) -- The Cartoon Network, which broadcasts mostly children's programming, expressed a "HAPPY PRIDE" to "all of our LGBTQ+ fans" in a tweet for June "Pride Month," and encouraged the young homosexuals "to stand proud all year long!"
In the June 2 tweet, the Cartoon Network, which is owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment, states, "We want to wish everyone a HAPPY PRIDE and encourage all of our LGBTQ+ fans to stand proud all year long!" The tweet then includes heart, unicorn, and gay-rainbow emojis and #pride, #happypride, #powerpuffyourself, #pridemonth, #powerpuffgirls."
June is celebrated as "Pride Month" in honor of the Stonewall riot in 1968, when gay partiers fought back against the police during a vice raid on the homosexual bar, the Stonewall Inn, which was then owned by the Mafia.
According to the Library of Congress, "Today, [Pride Month] celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally."
The Cartoon Network was founded in 1992. According to its website, cartoonnetwork.com, the "Cartoon Network is the best place to play free games and watch full episodes of all your favorite kids TV shows with apps and online videos!"
In its CNShop pages online -- it automatically links through despite a cursory note about items for sale for an "adult fan or parent" -- there is a "Celebrate Pride Month!" page. It is sub-headlined the "Steven Universe Made of Love Collection."
Some of the pro-LGBTQ+ products for sale include a gay-rainbow pin, gay-rainbow love patch, gay-pyramid key chain, a Ruby and Sapphire glass set, and a Ruby and Sapphire throw pillow.
The description for the pillow reads, "Love is in the air! This multi-colored pillow celebrates the Ruby and Sapphire on their wedding day. Double sided, this pillow features the happy couple at the altar on both sides. Ruby, Sapphire and the nature behind them is painted in color while the rest of the scene is almost in a trance-like state."