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29 June 2016, 13:30
Internet, why are you like this?
Pride month is drawing to a close and it's been a particularly....trying one for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Now, as a sick joke of some sort, the trend #HeterosexualPrideDay is happening and people aren't quite sure why.
Today is #HeterosexualPrideDay. So, Wednesday then.— Periw-IN-kle Jones (@peachesanscream) June 29, 2016
we can have #HeterosexualPrideDay when ur oppressed and preached against and literally murdered for loving who you do, next— lil peach ariyul (@rnarkimoo) June 29, 2016
you DON'T need #HeterosexualPrideDay because— pukwudgie! laura (@rmusIupin) June 29, 2016
-nobody thinks your sexuality is invalid or 'abnormal'
-nobody is taking your rights away
#HeterosexualPrideDay i have nothing against the heteros, i just dont want it shoved in my face, or on the internet where children can see— amy (@organgrindxr) June 29, 2016
Can we just wrap all these white/straight/rich pride movements up into one "I'm Sad When Things Aren't About Me" day? #HeterosexualPrideDay— (((Nash))) (@Nash076) June 29, 2016
The best thing to come from this hashtag is the top notch jokes people are making about this ridiculousness. It more than likely started as a trolling/joke moment but I'd like to make the serious case that boring offensive trends like this derail actual important conversation around the Pride Movement.