New Hashtag Skewers Calls for ‘Straight Pride’

Straight Pride

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “There’s a black history month, but why don’t we have a white history month? There’s a Congressional Black Caucus, but no Congressional White Caucus. If the gays have gay pride parades, why don’t heterosexuals have straight pride parades?” I can almost guarantee, if you’ve spoken to any racist or homophobe, that you’ve heard this tone deaf drivel before. Today, a new hashtag, #INeedStraightPrideBecause, is trending on Twitter.

I’m not sure whether or not #INeedStraightPrideBecause started as a joke or simply evolved into one thanks to the efforts of, as one Twitter user put it, “sarcastic gays”, but one thing’s for certain: The results are actually pretty funny, mostly mocking anti-gay bigots who whine about LGBTQ representation:

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Some poor saps couldn’t figure out the joke, though:

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Even some Nazis got in on it, and as you all know, when the Nazis take your side you’re definitely on the right side of history:

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