The Straight Pride Parade

He nailed it apart from the last seven words. There are many straight white people who somehow get offended when minorities are protected, which is silly, but I’m not sure they are necessarily homophobic.

Many people get upset when a group of people that they do not identify with gets something seemingly extra, even if it’s to balance things out. Their argument is that everyone should be equal and that no one should get special anything, be it a parade, or affirmative action, or whatever. While the basis of their argument is correct, that everyone should be equal, regardless of whatever, that’s not the case yet and if we truly believe in equality, then we must make the effort to ensure that everyone is equal, even if that means that some of the efforts are not equal.

People’s attention needs to be focused on the inequality in order to identify and rectify that inequality. That’s why Pride Parades and Black Lives Matter and the Feminist movement and many others are important. If you don’t call attention to it, people assume everything’s okay even when it’s not… Bob

3 thoughts on “The Straight Pride Parade

  1. I am ashamed this piece of crap “straight pride” nonsense is coming from the town I call home. As a proud ally I will be playing my tuba in the Gay Pride parade this Saturday – one of the top 5 biggest, happiest parades in the USA.

    I just hope these numb nuts don’t get even more attention for their “Oh, ALL lives matter” anti-gay bullshit.

  2. Many people get upset when a group of people that they do not identify with gets something seemingly extra, even if it’s to balance things out. Their argument is that everyone should be equal and that no one should get special anything, be it a parade, or affirmative action, or whatever. While the basis of their argument is correct, that everyone should be equal, regardless of whatever, that’s not the case yet and if we truly believe in equality, then we must make the effort to ensure that everyone is equal, even if that means that some of the efforts are not equal.

    People’s attention needs to be focused on the inequality in order to identify and rectify that inequality. That’s why Pride Parades and Black Lives Matter and the Feminist movement and many others are important. If you don’t call attention to it, people assume everything’s okay even when it’s not.

  3. I haven’t fact checked the veracity of it all, but I think this gives you a flavor of the people we’re dealing with: https://twitter.com/AntiFashGordon/status/1136283660737482752

    It’s one thing to say “people who are like ‘what about straight pride'” are just a bit ignorant, passively antigay through ignorance, not actively. But that kind of passive ignorance doesn’t suggest these dumbass attention seeking and violence trolling parades.

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