This Twitter User Wants "Straight Pride" and the Internet's Not Having It
The hashtag #StraightAwareness is going around.
(SPOT.ph) The annual Pride March, often held in June, is not just a celebration attended by members of the LGBTQ+ community nor an excuse to party at local gay bars all night. It is a commemoration of the violent demonstrations that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969, when people resisted being arrested by the police just because they're in full drag. It was a time when you can be arrested, discharged from the military, fired from your job, sent to the mental hospital, and physical harassed just for being a homosexual. So when one @dutinss wanted to spread #StraightAwareness on Twitter, LGBTQ+ people and straight allies were not having it.
they have their own genre now...— dutins (@dutinss) July 1, 2018
first thought that comes to mind: "straight people have become the minority" pic.twitter.com/L7jB4EjTUM
I'm straight and I'm proud of my gender.— dutins (@dutinss) July 2, 2018
hindi na ba nakakaproud maging straight ngayon? bat puro sila lang ang proud. dapat tayo din.
kung may lgbtq++ dapat meron ding SMF (straight, males, and females)#StraightAwareness
"I'm straight and I'm proud of my gender. Hindi na ba [nakaka-proud] maging straight ngayon? [Bakit] puro sila lang ang proud," @dutinss pointed out in a tweet posted on July 2, 8:30 p.m. This was after he found out about a "Pride" category on Spotify and thought that "straight people have become a minority." Sadly, more than 3,000 users pressed the Like button in approval of his proposal to have an "SMF (straight males and females)" label alongside the LGBTQ+ acronym. Still, there are others that would make the LGBTQ+ forefathers proud with their snazzy rebuttals against the ridiculous idea of having a straight pride.
Are straight people being killed because they're straight? Are they being sacked from work because they're straight? Are they being denied decent housing because they're straight? Are they being denied medical services because they're straight?— MICHAEL! (@itsmikerebuyas) July 3, 2018
Sit your hetero ass down, Brenda. https://t.co/GH4wc1jnKu
Tell him, Michael!
"Bat puro sila lang ang proud?"— Gemith (@gemithhierro) July 3, 2018
We celebrate to be able to express ourselves without discrimination. We are proud bc this is who we are. We stand resilient despite the hate.#StraightAwareness? We're all fucking aware, mate. Know how? Cause most straights have discriminated us.
I'm straight and I'm proud but I don't need #StraightAwareness because we're given everyday for it. We're not a minority and we don't have to feel so jealous towards Pride Month...bc we've never felt the need to hide ourselves before. We had it easy— Roxy Trillanes (@roxyytrillanes) July 3, 2018
We gotta stop being selfish https://t.co/bcGhhr5Pk8
Straight ally right there!
Gay pride is as political as political can be.
*Tries to find a partner but religion says people I love are sin*— Shakira Sison (@shakirasison) July 3, 2018
*Tries to marry but law won't allow it*
*Tries to shop but everything from infancy is gendered*
*Breathes and tries to be happy but straights think it oppresses them to celebrate the way I am for one fucking day*
Let's just read through this checklist.
In a follow-up post, @dutinss tried to defend his side by saying that he is "not homophic" and that he was just surprised at the new category which—by the way—included YMCA. "Nakakatawa kaya. Hindi ba nakakatawa ['yong] straight awareness? Hahaha," he further explained.
peace tayo mga lodi. ????— dutins (@dutinss) July 3, 2018
hahahaha. ???? pic.twitter.com/yaH5HgPE67
Well, until you're arrested/jailed/institutionalized for being straight, it's safe to say that it's not a laughing matter.