Across the world, there is a trending hashtag that is causing some serious side-eye:
— Eric Rosswood (@LGBT_Activist) June 29, 2016
Okay, so a lot of times when you se these ridiculous hashtags it is just some kind of satirical joke, or Internet irony.
While the hashtag has been hijacked by many people who realize how problematic this idea is, there are still many people who are fully supporting the “holiday.”
Here’s what people who actually support “Heterosexual Pride Day” have to say:
#HeteroSexualPrideDay proves how ridiculous the concept of gay pride is, if nothing else.
— Veteran Market Timer (@3Xtraders) June 29, 2016
The reason that special recognition events exist for certain identities is because those groups are traditionally oppressed and need awareness and recognition.
No straight people fear being killed specifically over their orientation, and they certainly don’t have to face institutional oppressions like adoption law, and marriage accessibility.
This is like saying white lives matter. You aren't oppressed. You have no need for a heterosexual pride day. #HeterosexualPrideDay
— danny (@dannypropaganda) June 29, 2016
— 〄 (@kingmonsterfan) June 29, 2016