• People on Twitter couldn't help but joke after #HeterosexualPrideDay began trending. (Twitter / @itzzkait.)Source: Twitter / @itzzkait.
"Please tweet me your struggles coming out as straight to your family. If they disowned you for it know we support you. #HeterosexualPrideDay"
By
Chloe Sargeant

30 Jun 2017 - 3:47 PM  UPDATED 30 Jun 2017 - 3:49 PM

Every single year without fail, the concept of 'Heterosexual Pride Day' comes up as a reaction to June's Pride Month in the USA. 

Pride Month exists as a way to acknowledge the LGBTQIA+ community, who have been marginalised and ostracised throughout history, and fought for basic civil rights around the globe. As a mark of respect for those who fought and lost their lives to make progress towards equality, as well as to raise up the LGBTQIA people who are struggling with discrimination that still exists today, Pride parades and marches are held all over the world. 

'Heterosexual pride day', hypothetically a day to raise heterosexuals up in order to create equal ground, has been pretty much every day since the dawn of time. So, a 'heterosexual pride' celebration isn't necessary, because heterosexual people already have a life free of sexuality-related discrimination.

Naturally, the LGBTQ+ community can't help but laugh when the concept of 'Straight Pride' is annually brought up. 

So, when the hashtag began trending again this year, the queer community was already armed with a plethora of jokes to respond with. 

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