I can agree, that one part of this statement is slightly terrifying.As of the start of 2021, 29 countries worldwide recognise same sex marriages, while all 195 countries recognise male-female marriage.
Is it worse than political repression? Even if some exclusive countries keep such strict laws, they are rarely applied, because authorities understand, that there's nothing actually to punish for. Middle East is different world. Death penalty is also a separate topic - nowadays it just doesn't seem appropriate. But look at some states in the US. Quite a western state.In 71 countries worldwide, homosexual sexual activity is illegal, in many it is actively punished with prison sentences and/or forms of physical punishment, in one the death penalty is still actively used for.
This movement itself started to commercialize their activity, IMO. What we see now with rainbow washing is a result, not a cause. Obey the rainbow.Pride is not the problem, the problem is large (or small) companies who jump onto causes that they don't necessarily understand, support, or care about and commercialising them.