Because heterosexuals need to fear walking down the street and getting attacked for holding hands, there is now #HeterosexualPrideDay
One Twitter user decided that today, Wednesday 29 June, would be heterosexual Pride day so that they don’t feel excluded from the Pride month festivities.
What the ill-informed person does not seem to realise is that by being heterosexual one is already treated by Western society as equal (although recent xenophobic behaviour following #Brexit might call even this into question).
Let the Twitterazi have at it:
One Twitter user says the only #HeterosexualPrideDay was twenty two years ago, when Simba was born.
There is only one #HeterosexualPrideDay and it was 22 years ago pic.twitter.com/iK7ncEXoNf
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) June 29, 2016
Another jibes at the conventional wisdom that wearing an ear piercing in your left ear makes you not gay.
When I was young I had my left ear pierced and everyone made fun of me and called me "straight". . #HeterosexualPrideDay
— Back2Stonewall.com (@BACK2STONEWALL) June 29, 2016
Here we have the official #HeterosexualPrideDay dates announced:
The dates for #HeterosexualPrideDay 2017 have been announced!
It starts on Jan 1st and runs until December 31st. pic.twitter.com/rhpyUNc7oP
— Yorkshire Problems (@yorkshireprobs) June 29, 2016
Zara in New York highlights the fact that heterosexual people can walk down the street without getting harassed or beaten because of their sexuality.
Today is #heterosexualpride day! It must be SO alienating to walk down the street without getting harassed, beaten up and jumped! #icanteven
— Zara Barrie (@FactoryGrrrl) June 29, 2016
Another Twitter user is glad that “straights” can show affection in public and tie the knot.
So apparently it's #heterosexualpride day today. So glad us straights can finally display affection in public and get married.
— Ben Bartlett (@LibrisRex) June 29, 2016
The Awkward Yeti likens the creator of the hashtag to the kid who cries at someone else’s party because nobody brought them a present.
#heterosexualprideday must have been created by the kid that cries when he doesn't get a present during someone else's birthday party
— The Awkward Yeti (@theawkwardyeti) June 29, 2016
Here’s a map of the world, with all of the countries in which being straight can get you killed highlighted in red. What’s that, observant reader? None of them are red?
In red, are all the countries where you can get killed for being heterosexual #HeterosexualPrideDay pic.twitter.com/ry1PlmvCnP
— ️ (@dreaminmaIibu) June 29, 2016
This next one speaks for itself – press play.
For those that celebrate #HeterosexualPride pic.twitter.com/86mvlutqI8
— Frankly (@soulesssniper) June 29, 2016
And finally, this tweet sums up in an easily understood way, why we needed gay pride.
It reads: “Gay Pride was not born out of a need to celebrate being gay, but instead our right to exist without prosecution… So maybe instead of wondering why there isn’t a straight pride month or movement, straight people should be thankful they don’t need on.”
In response to #HeterosexualPrideDay…
(Retweet if you agree.) pic.twitter.com/aF3cGFWwDx
— Matt Stout (@MattStout07) June 29, 2016
Whether #HeterosexualPrideDay was created without the intent of belittling the Pride movement or not, those who are spreading the message of heterosexual pride should have a look at the hardship suffered by the LGBT community before they take it any further.
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