So, it’s the month of June and that means is LGBT pride month. A little history lesson, June became pride month as a result of the stonewall riots that took place at the end of June 1969. So 50th anniversary of the time when the LGBT community in New York had had enough of discrimination and their bars being raided by the police and responded with a riot lead primarily by the Trans women from a black and Latino Communities (TeRFS please take note of this fact and store in your memory banks when you are sprouting your Trans phobic nonsense)
Anyway, there seems to be a growing movement of straight people bemoaning the fact that June is gay pride month. They howl and complain, why isn’t there a straight pride? Why do GAYS have to be special?
- Well, when a straight person can look me in the eyes and tell me how many countries in the world that imprison, torture and in some cases execute people purely because they are heterosexual.?
- If you can tell me how many countries in the world prohibit straight people from marrying purely because they a straight or prohibit them from fostering. children or even having children purely because I a straight.?
- Or they can tell me how many countries can you be fired from your job, evicted from your house, the discriminated against or refuse services purely because you’re straight.?
- Or they can tell me how many young people have been kicked out of their homes when they’re told her parents that they are straight.?
- Or they can tell me and how many heterosexuals have been set upon and beaten up by LGBT people because they’re straight?
Then you can have your straight pride!
I’m sure that they would be hard pressed to come up with any country or place where this have happened.
Even in countries where we have further or partial LGBT equality, or where we have largely mainstream acceptance from society, coming out can be a very difficult thing for people, Also, BAME representation up is thin on the ground as is people with disabilities.
Pride is a chance for all of us in the LGBT community to come together on the particular day that your city or town hold his pride event, for us on that day to being a majority rather the minority. For us to celebrate our journey and celebrate the struggles we had to reach the point where we are now.
We also use it to pur pressure on the countless countries that continue to persecute and discriminate against LGBT people and show them that they are not forgotten and that we are on their side.
Also, to remember we are still not safe just a few weeks ago a lesbian couple was badly beaten on public transport in London, purely because they wouldn’t titillate a group of Heterosexual men by kissing each other. Homophobic a crime since Brexit has increased year on year, we of people protesting that primary schoolchildren are being taught that we exist and we are politicians, even politicians standing to be our next prime minister agreeing with these parents. We can’t be complacent.
So straight people whining and complaining that there isn’t a straight pride, be grateful you don’t need one be grateful that everything about you is widely promoted and celebrated every second of every minute of every day. Don’t beg the is the triggers a up has left you last begrudge us a month is representative of our community as we are is most LGBT charities would agree about 1 in 12 of the population or so actually were only getting our fair share of the limelight.