The Anti-LGBT Bigots Came Out Today
People who hate minorities for years have been asking why there isn't a Straight Pride Day, or a White History Month, because they don't get that the world - or at least, America - was created around them. America for centuries has been dedicated to the advancement of straight white people, especially men. (For the record, I like straight people, white people, and straight white people, so don't go there.)
But now that people of color and LGBT people and women are being recognized as equal and important parts of society, some feel their world slipping away. (Enter Donald Trump and his supporters.)
Today on Twitter the very manifestation of that "we want to take our country back" feeling exploded, thanks to this guy:
In case you're wondering if he did it as a joke, this should make his intentions clear:
Do gays realize I've used their logic against them yet? Or are they still mad over something that hasn't happened? Like dying for being gay.â€” Sam. (@_JackNForTweets) June 29, 2016
For gays being oppressed, they sure are acting oppressive toward straights tonight.#HeterosexualPrideDayâ€” Sam. (@_JackNForTweets) June 29, 2016
Naturally, Twitter has responded, with some of the most glorious reasons why we don't need #HeterosexualPrideDay, and why #HeterosexualPrideDay is so offensive and akin to saying, "All Lives Matter." Of course they do, but that diminishes the importance and idea that Black Lives Matter.
Take a look:
Happy #HeterosexualPrideDay ! Also known as:â€” Closeted Teenager (@TeenageCloseted) June 29, 2016
Ah yes, #HeterosexualPrideDay, for all the individuals around the world who are systemically oppressed for their heterosexualityâ€” Jose A. DelReal (@jdelreal) June 29, 2016
It's okay if you're straight. I just don't know how I'm supposed to explain that to my kids. #HeterosexualPrideDayâ€” Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 29, 2016
Yes it's so brave of straight people to come out to their families. Wow. ðŸ™„ #HeterosexualPrideDayâ€” Astor Gravelle (@Astorix23) June 29, 2016
When you're used to privilege, equality can feel a lot like oppression. #HeterosexualPrideDayâ€” Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) June 29, 2016
"Heterosexuals built civilization!" Um...guys, I have some bad news about Ancient Greece.... #HeterosexualPrideDayâ€” Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) June 29, 2016
#HeterosexualPrideDayâ€” Kerri Lyn (@GoddessKerriLyn) June 29, 2016
It's been 2 weeks since 50 lesbians & gay men were murdered bc of their sexuality.
When was the last cishet massacre?
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