Guess what, guys? It's Heterosexual Pride Day, the right wing 'equivalent' to LGBTQ Pride. Apparently, people haven't taken enough away from the LGBTQ community, so it's time take Pride celebrations from them. "Straight pride" marches have actually been around since the nineties, and were started by people who opposed any steps forward for LGBTQ rights.
The whole thing seems pretty tone deaf in the wake of the tragic shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. So, as soon as #HeterosexualPrideDay started trending today, everyone on Twitter had something to say.
Obviously, Twitter jumped on the opportunity to mock the hell out of the unnecessary 'holiday.'
You don't choose your sexuality but you do get to choose if you're really insecure about it. Happy, #HeterosexualPrideDay!— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 29, 2016
#HeterosexualPrideDay i have nothing against the heteros, i just dont want it shoved in my face, or on the internet where children can see— amy (´｡• ω •｡`) (@organgrindxr) June 29, 2016
i can't believe hetero marriage was finally legalized in 1655. It's been far too long. #HeterosexualPrideDay— W⚓️ (@dubvercetti) June 29, 2016
The missionary position AMIRITE #HeterosexualPrideDay— Mariya Alexander (@MariyaAlexander) June 29, 2016
Just in case you (somehow) need this broken down for you:
you DON'T need #HeterosexualPrideDay because— pukwudgie! laura (@rmusIupin) June 29, 2016
-nobody thinks your sexuality is invalid or 'abnormal'
-nobody is taking your rights away
#HeterosexualPrideDay y'all so brave. must be hard being able to hold hands and kiss in public without getting attacked ?— Tom Riddle (@gagasgrande) June 29, 2016
It's #HeterosexualPrideDay. A day when I can go out into the street and be publicly straight without fear of harassment. AKA Wednesday.— Daniel Hardcastle (@DanNerdCubed) June 29, 2016
Solidarity with my straight friends who to this day can be jailed in approximately 0 countries for their sexuality. #HeterosexualPrideDay— Will (@WillMcHoebag) June 29, 2016
We have to wonder what's next... What other 'holidays' could we come up with to offend other marginalized groups?
Do better, world. SMH.