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This Is Why We Don't Need "Straight Pride"

Straight pride? No. I'm not even sorry, just no.

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.

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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".

"Why don't we have a straight pride mo-"

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.

u can get a straight pride month when people start beating u up for being straight otherwise shut the fuuuuck up

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?

When you have to literally work up courage just to hold your straight partners hand in public, THEN you can have a straight pride month.

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.

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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.

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 53 others were wounded in a hate crime inside #Pulse nightclub in Orlan…

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.

Don't worry, Facebook made a "straight pride" reaction too

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.

@CMichael49 bECAuSE IT'S PRiDE MONth i wouLD LIKe tO EXPrEss mY HETEROseXuAl prIDE AnD leT EvErYonE kNOw hOW strAIG…

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.

We have Prides to celebrate our right to live and be us. Instead of asking for a straight pride, be thankful you don't need it. #Pride2017

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