15 Tweets Showing Just How Angry Some People Are About #HeterosexualPrideDay
"Let's be real here, the #HeterosexualPrideDay trend is mocking communities that actually face oppression and fear on a daily basis"
The hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay has been trending on Twitter all morning and people are not pleased about it.
Many have perused the hashtag expecting a variety of ironic tweets, only to discover that many have been using it sincerely.
As you might expect, members and friends of the LGBT community have had a thing or two to say about it...
Happy Most Privileged Sexuality Day! #HeterosexualPrideDay— Jessica Spencer (@jessiblah) June 29, 2016
this trend is like menimism in reaction to feminism: selfish, self centered and useless #HeterosexualPrideDay— maddie. (@pinkdaggers) June 29, 2016
I am a big baby who doesn't know how easy I have it, and am totally lacking in self-awareness so please give me #HeterosexualPrideDay— Darren Geraghty (@GeraghtyDarren) June 29, 2016
Omg I thought the #heterosexualprideday was gonna be all ironic tweets BUT PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY USING IT SERIOUSLY. You're all disrespectful— ellen 🐥 (@queenellyy) June 29, 2016
Happy #HeterosexualPrideDay or as I like to call it "a pointless attempt to feel self important" or "Wednesday", whichever works.— Supremecomplex (@Supremecomplex) June 29, 2016
Finally we can celebrate #HeterosexualPrideDay in 2016. I'm so happy straights can get married, adopt children and donate blood!— Salim Stark (@SalimAlSamar) June 29, 2016
It's #HeterosexualPrideDay, the day I can go out into the street and just be myself without fear of abuse! Also known as 'Wednesday'.— Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) June 29, 2016
#HeterosexualPrideDay y'all so brave. must be hard being able to hold hands and kiss in public without getting attacked 😢— ruben (@gagasgrande) June 29, 2016
#HeterosexualPrideDay all my love to the fellow straights, must be really tough not facing any oppression and never having to come out x— gabby (@disco2thousand) June 29, 2016
I still remember the day I told my parents I was straight...— Dan Greg (@DanGreg88) June 29, 2016
... said no one in the history of the universe.#HeterosexualPrideDay
who even started #HeterosexualPrideDay please come back to me when you've been shouted at for holding your partners hand in public— Matt Root (@Itsmattroot) June 29, 2016
you DON'T need #HeterosexualPrideDay because— 🕊 (@RAJAGEMINlS) June 29, 2016
-nobody thinks your sexuality is invalid or 'abnormal'
-nobody is taking your rights away