I agree with your points on equality if LGBT people have seperate perogatives, but I just don't see why the majority needs to express pride in a big parade when they've never been persecuted. Although, I do think they have the right be proud of who they are, I don't see the point of it. From my point of view, this looks more like a way of saying " ( LGBT people) aren't special, they're equal to us." - I was looking up about this, and apparently the reason it's being done is because some peoiple felt that Gay people were being given priveliges, such as parading down a main street while evangelical christians were made ot go a different way so they didn't meet, but personally I see the logic there, given the Evangelical p.o.v on homosexuality. The point is, I think the Straight Pride is something they view as levelling the playing feild, because they seem to think homeosexuals have been given special privelliges. I don't think anyone means harm by it, but it could easily bee turned into a homophobe parade.Okay, I think we may need to chill out a little. I'm bi, and I really don't see the big issue with having straight pride alongside gay pride. I see the arguments you are making, but how are we to achieve equality if there are certain prerogatives just for us LGBT people? The way I see it, if straights get to have their own pride day, ours would come across as less "insulting", because they would have their own day too.
As for the statement that every day is heterosexual pride day, I could agree to a degree. In the same way I would agree if someone said every day was mother's/father's/couple's (Valentine's) day, but we still have that one symbolic day a year where we focus on making it extra special. I, for one, don't feel any less "proud" the rest of the year. My pride doesn't lay in hibernation waiting for that one magical day where I can unleash it. It lives in me all year round.
I thought this was already explained; because having a "hetrosexual day" is pointless. The reason gay people HAVE these parades in the first place is to unite with others in the gay community who are tired of being discriminated against -- for being gay. It doesn't have as much to do with who's the minority / majority as much as it has to do with "oh, you're gay? feel ashamed, lest ye go to hell!" that's just an example of discrimination they face, so uh, some, not all, choose to revolt against by expressing their pride in who they are (which is usually what they are discriminated for.) I don't see how this is confusing in the least.And, why are we letting only the Homosexual community have a pride day? What if I'm just as proud of being a straight as another is of being gay? I don't get to participate in a day for that because I'm in the majority? Because it's socially accepted? That's ridiculous.
^Prideproper sense of own value: the correct level of respect for the importance and value of your personal character, life, efforts, or achievements
^Parade1. celebratory procession: an organized procession of people celebrating a special occasion and often including decorated vehicles or floats, a marching band, people twirling batons, and people on horseback
2. display: a long moving line of people or things intended to be publicly displayed
3. succession: a large number of people or things in succession
"a parade of visitors to the palace"
4. flamboyant display: a showy or ostentatious exhibition or display of something
Yes, I know what "pride" is. I know what a "parade" is. Thank you.^Pride
=Pride Parade ._.
If it's just a regular "pride day" for hetrosexuals, then it should be called "pride day", not "hetrosexual" pride day. In my opinion, there is no reason to be "proud" of something that requires no accomplishment. My reasons for why I feel this way are already explained above in my posts. If you are proud of who you are, that's great, but I still stand by my opinion that a "Hetrosexual Pride" parade makes no sense because it's ignorant of the reasons why Gay Pride parades exist in the first place, not because people don't deserve to be proud of who they are in any manner they choose.Like I said before a pride day is for pride. So whether your a minority or a majority it doesn't matter. It is just showing pride for who you are.
Yes, I find it mean-sprited, which is why I questioned the validity of such a "heterosexual pride" day. I have yet to recieve any compelling answers as to why heterosexuals need a designated "day" when every day, like you and I have both said, is "heterosexual pride" day.zeldahuman said:What amazes me is that some people aren't affected at all by this. I mean, and I stick by this 100%, everyday is Heterosexual Pride Day. I stand by that, hater's gonna hate, but hey, whatever. The whole idea of a "heterosexual pride day" makes me wanna vomit. This is just downright rude and mean to people who actually have pride days and history months and other such things for a reason.