I’m so proud of him.
profoundstatement-bufferingsaid: details please? that sounds reallly awesome!
Person we went to High School with: “If the LGBT community can have pride festivals, why can’t the straight community?”
My Brother: “LGBT pride rallies serve the purpose of pushing for rights that the LGBT community has been deprived of. Straight people aren’t deprived of any rights because of their sexual orientation. It’s kind of like a white pride rally during the civil rights movement. It’s an attempt to organize against a group of people seeking the same rights as everybody else gets.”
Person from high school: “They are PRIDE rallies. So saying that just because I’m straight, I can’t have pride, nor share that pride in the form of a gathering or rally because it would be sharing an opposite opinion of another person or persons? And because straight people are not deprived of any rights, they can’t gather and be PROUD of their sexual orientation? That does not make sense.”
My Brother: “I don’t believe anyone should be proud of their sexual orientation at all. It’s not something to be proud of, it’s a basic human urge that everyone has. I’m all for celebrating sexuality but calling it a “pride rally” is a bad idea. Pride comes from accomplishments; it denotes a feeling of superiority. However, gay pride rallies serve the cause of gay rights. Also straight pride is pretty obviously a response against gay pride, which kinda pisses off people who are fighting for basic human freedoms.”