Those who are celebrating #HeterosexualPrideDay are likely also those who are fond of the #AllLivesMatter movement — and probably the same folks who think sexism doesn’t exist.
People who are celebrating #HeterosexualPrideDay are blind to privilege and lack the understanding of the bigger picture. It’s unfortunate really.
While we understand that not everyone can access resources and education — not everyone will get social justice issues — still, trying to make #HeterosexualPrideDay a thing is flat out shitty and you need to stop.
LGBTQ+ pride exists because queer and trans folks have had to make stands against discrimination and violence — fight for equality and increase visibility as a community. Gay pride or LGBTQ+ pride had to happen to create a space in heteronormative culture for queer and trans people who wanted to feel safe and okay.
Some may argue that things have changed — but the trending of #HeterosexualPrideDay proves there are ways to go. But instead of dwelling on the negative, let’s check out a few tweets that demonstrate an understanding of how ridiculous this hashtag is:
Chances of you being fired or losing housing JUST for being a heterosexual, 0%!So why #HeterosexualPrideDay when there is no oppression?
— Blossom C. Brown (@MISSBLOSSOM9210) June 29, 2016
— brett (@brettkhall15) June 29, 2016
If #HeterosexualPrideDay is confusing, you may know it by its other names: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
— Mitch Goldstein (@mgoldst) June 29, 2016
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@thefinaIgoodbye) June 29, 2016
— lauren (@svpercat) June 29, 2016
So, no. #HeterosexualPrideDay is not a thing and if you’re trying to make it a thing — you need to shut up.
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