As most of you probably know, June is LGBT Pride Month. It's a big deal for a lot of people and, for the most part, it's a joyous month full of love and togetherness as we celebrate being proud of who we are.
But to some of you straight people, you're getting on my last fucking nerve and we need to talk about your fixation with having a "straight pride".
You want to express your heterosexual pride in the month of June, like it's not represented every other day on TV, in movies, in books, on the goddamn street.
"What do straight people got?" Like, do you want a list?
Anybody that's mentioned the words "straight pride" with no irony attached needs to question why it's not actually needed.
After all, have you ever had to stop and think about holding your partner's hand in case people stare, or worse, become verbally and physically abusive over it?
Do you want to know how many countries had legalised same-sex marriage by 2015? Look at the purple.
Now let's look where it was legal for straight people to get married in 2015. Just look at the blue.
Why do we need pride? Because until this entire map has no purple or orange colours on it, we're not equal.
LGBT Pride isn't just about celebrating who we are. It's also about coming together, remembering those we've lost, and pushing to make sure hate crimes like Orlando don't continue to happen.
And in case you were wondering, there's already a straight pride. It runs for 365 days of the year and you best believe we get that shoved down our throats at every available opportunity.
So how about we switch if it's so important to you? You can take the month of June, and we'll take January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November, and December.
Hey, I'm not saying you can't be proud of who you are. In fact, I actively encourage it! But have the common sense and decency to not make LGBT Pride Month about you.
And if we want to celebrate being proud of who we are for 30 goddamn days, let us. Just be thankful that you don't need a pride month. Some of us aren't afforded that luxury.
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