13 Reasons Why We Don't have 'Straight Pride' -

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Yup, I agree with this. I’m shocked that in this day and age people think that hashtag is acceptable. I’m delighted that our local city will have a Pride next year. I’ll be taking my girls because they’ll love the music, dancing and colours and because I want them to understand the Pride movement.
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Kate Everall says:

That’s wonderful to hear – I hope you all have a lovely time.

I was shocked as well. Certainly didn’t get the joke! X

I don’t think you need the apology/disclaimer at the end! I can’t see offence being caused.
I popped on to Twitter yesterday and saw this was trending, I was so furious I promptly popped off again. The points you both make, the map and the quote are just perfect. Great response to a frankly ridiculous concept (I assume it was a very bad joke rather than the product of someone’s actual sensible brain)… X

Kate Everall says:

Thank you, lovely. I just didn’t want it to sound like I’m bashing people.

That’s what I was like yesterday. I couldn’t believe it.

Stephanie meehan says:

Just because some people messed it up for everyone else. With a mockery someone’s orientation/religion that caused an outrage.
One person/group doesn’t speak for the rest.
You can go down the list of why you feel straight people are wrong but we are not IT is also a way of life and should not be told we don’t have the same rights to anything as someone else.
You have no idea what we have to go through either.
You go against freedom of existing and what you are trying to do when you say we can’t celebrate because of something you feel.
I don’t say you can’t have a pride day and let you live your life don’t tell me I can’t that makes no sense and that in itself and is backwards bully thinking that will hold everyone down.
I’m not saying I support the above movement the above statement is an opinion and should be taken as such.

Kate Everall says:

Stephanie, did you even read the post?

Kate Everall says:

Also, straight people don’t go through *anything* the same way LGBTQ people do. Never are you persecuted because you identify as straight. Go take your fragility elsewhere.

Donna says:

Your apology is completely unnecessary. Such a ridiculous day and I am so glad you wrote this. I’m glad we don’t need a straight day but I’m also glad that there’s Pride – it’s an awesome celebration! x

RachelSwirl says:

I wish the World was just accepting of all.

Wow, I hadn’t seen the hashtag but what nonsense – “Whooooo! We’re the default! We can go through life without giving the matter any thought!” Why on earth would that need a celebration?!

(I did laugh at your map, though – very deadpan)

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