Heterosexual Pride Day - for All the Straight People Who Struggle to Be Accepted

Updated on July 3, 2017
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Kayla is a wife and a mother of three. She enjoys sarcasm, lacks a certain filter, and has no problem calling things out as she sees them.

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Is This a Joke?

The internet is buzzing about the current trending hashtag on Twitter #HeterosexualPrideDay. Many people want to know if this is some sort of joke or if straight people really feel so entitled that they want to steal the Pride slogan from its rightful owners. I am feeling outraged and I am a heterosexual woman myself.

This seems to be a hashtag that circulated last year at this time and has resurfaced once again. While it is likely the creation of a twitter user trolling for attention, it has now become a serious issue that needs to be addressed.

While it seems there are many people who actually feel entitled to a hetero-themed pride day, there are equal amounts of people who are making use of the hashtag to make a mockery of the pride movement. Many are only doing this to continue to oppress and ridicule the LGBTQ+ community.

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What Is the True Meaning of Pride Day?

By celebrating Pride Day, you are standing up for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. You are standing against discrimination and violence against them. And most importantly, you are standing up for their right to be happy like like every other human being.

You do not have to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community to stand with them. You just have to know, and truly believe that they deserve the same human rights as anyone else. You have to understand that some people in the community have given up everything they have ever known to finally be who they truly are. They have been ridiculed, disowned, abused, and ignored for years and are now standing up and saying "I am proud of who I am and I will no longer hide who I am".

Pride Day is a day when the LGBTQ+ community and their allies can celebrate the facts that being gay or transgender are no longer considered to be mental illnesses. We are celebrating that same-sex marriage is now legal, even if not everyone agrees with it. We celebrate that no one is expected to hide their relationships in the shadows anymore and we celebrate to stand strong for people who haven't had the courage to come out yet.

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What Is With the Sense of Entitlement?

How is it that there are still so many people in this day and age with such a feeling of entitlement that they are trying to steal such a positive movement and tear it apart? We have seen it so many times with "Black Lives Matter" becoming "White Lives Matter" to "All Lives Matter," reading articles about "White Entitlement" and "Slave Mentality." Just because someone states that Black Lives Matter does not mean they are saying white lives don't. And it goes on and on, not only about race and sexual orientation but also about religion and political stance.

There are so many things standing in the way of the human race becoming just one group and most of it is built on some sort of sense of entitlement. No one can just agree that as human beings we all have human rights. These human rights are what will keep us all safe and happy.

  • A black man should be able to walk down the street without fear of being shot because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • A white man should be able to be happy with who he is and where he comes from without a reminder that family members he never knew were slave owners.
  • All people should be able to kiss who they want and marry who they want without fear of being ridiculed or cast out of their family or community.
  • Anyone should be able to pray to who they believe in, or not pray at all without being told it is evil, ignorant or wrong.
  • NO ONE SHOULD EVER CAUSE HURT OR HARM TO ANOTHER PERSON BECAUSE THEY DO NOT CONFORM TO THEIR BELIEFS OR LIFESTYLE.

Your Pride Day Opinion

Do you think Heterosexual Pride deserves a special day?

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Every Day is Heterosexual Pride Day.

Every single day straight men and women walk down the streets of America kissing and holding hands. They openly kiss their partners when leaving for work in the morning and hold hands while walking into a movie theater on date night. Every day heterosexual people show public affection to their partners without fear of people yelling slanderous comments, open harassment or physical harm.

So, once again I am going to ask, do heterosexuals deserve a Pride Day of their own? And I am going to answer it. No, they do not. Every single day is Heterosexual Pride Day in the United States. They do not need to have a day devoted to taking the attention away from the LGBTQ+ community who are simply trying to raise awareness while celebrating some truly amazing feats.

If heterosexuals start getting beaten in the streets because they were seen kissing their partner and refused marriage certificates, or if heterosexuality was referred to as a mental illness that needed to be addressed, or if our little hetero children started to become afraid of telling their friends that they were straight out of fear of being judged. If all of those things happen, then we can reassess the need for some sort of Straight Love Parade.

Right now, can we just agree that love is love, people are people and stop trying to bash other groups and cultures just because they are different? Can we stop feeling entitled to steal or ruin other people's celebrations just because it doesn't include you? There are so many cultures, and so many walks of life, there are bound to be things that you do not necessarily agree with, but keep your mouth shut and get your damn hand out of their cookie jar!

© 2017 Kayla Hebert

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      Another straight person 

      12 months ago

      This is a great story. People need to stop wanting what others have when things are good without looking at what they had to go through to get there.

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