You don’t need “Straight Pride” or “Heterosexual Pride” day, month week, or any time that I can think of.
No one has been discriminated against because they were straight.
No one has had their experiences and identity erased for being straight.
No one has been the target of a massacre for being straight.
Weddings, marriages, cakes—godsdamned cakes, pastry!—aren’t systematically denied to you for being straight.
Straight people are not arbitrarily told they’re going to hell for existing.
They are not sent to “pray away the straight” reprogramming torture camps.
They are not disowned for being straight.
Straight people are allowed to exist unbothered unnoticed, unharassed, unjudged—and people want a celebration for this unearned privilege…
You do not get a present for living on the default setting.
Have several seats. Listen. Learn.
Learn and listen to your LGBTQIA friends and learn why we need ours, and why trying to take away from it is beyond shameful.
We celebrate who are gone. We celebrate who paved our way. We celebrate who lived to make inroads.
That is why we are Proud.