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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.

 

 

 

"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.

 

Tell him, Michael!

 

Just saying.

 

Straight ally right there!

 

Gay pride is as political as political can be.

 

Let's just read through this checklist.

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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.

 

 

Well, until you're arrested/jailed/institutionalized for being straight, it's safe to say that it's not a laughing matter.

 

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