This just in: Today is #HeterosexualPrideDay.
We mistakenly thought every day was Heterosexual Pride Day, but apparently June 29 is the official date. At least according to a group of Twitter trolls.
It all began when someone decided to mock Gay Pride by creating the hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay. Pretty soon, straight men (and a few straight women) joined the chorus by tweeting about just how secure they are in their heterosexuality.
Check out some of the things they’ve been saying…
— Sam. (@_JackNForTweets) June 29, 2016
I'll be celebrating #HeterosexualPrideDay with my husband, four kids, three dogs and two cats.
— Space Bunnyopoulos (@Spacebunnyday) June 29, 2016
Thank god for my heterosexual parents for allowing me the opportunity to be alive.#HeterosexualPrideDay
— ædonis | hotep (@lordaedonis) June 29, 2016
I'm straight and I'm proud
I will not hide who I am
I shall overcome pic.twitter.com/LCcszS0x3M
— Melanin Papí (@OMG_ItsKhairy) June 29, 2016
Mad about a hashtag. Again. Another day in SJW victim land. #HeterosexualPrideDay
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 29, 2016
— james (@jamieNoitsJaime) June 29, 2016
Naturally, not everyone was pleased about the hashtag or the things these trolls were saying, especially in the wake of the Orlando massacre.
Here are some of the responses…
Remembering all the heterosexuals, who were bullied, beaten, fired from their jobs or killed just for being straight#HeterosexualPrideDay
— Robert Stribley (@stribs) June 29, 2016
#HeterosexualPrideDay because 364 days weren't good enough.
— Kick (@MatthewKick) June 29, 2016
Really looking forward to the #HeterosexualPrideDay Parade. I can't wait to see all the helmet haircuts, polo shirts and dissatisfied wives.
— ?. – K – .? (@WasntThereAgain) June 29, 2016
#heterosexualprideday Let's celebrate the privilege of higher pay, better treatment in society & never being oppressed for your sexuality
— Miki Minach (@MADBLACKTWINK) June 29, 2016
When you're used to privilege, equality can feel a lot like oppression. #HeterosexualPrideDay
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) June 29, 2016
#heterosexualprideday? what y'all got to be proud about? dodge caravans? "the notebook?"
— hari nef (@harinef) June 29, 2016
Let's be real here, the #HeterosexualPrideDay trend is mocking communities that actually face oppression and fear on a daily basis
— PINNED IF UNF (@mishbuddy) June 29, 2016
Of course, this is hardly the first time a gaggle of straight people have thought they were the first ones come up with the idea of “heterosexual pride.” A group of high school students did the same thing last year, and someone else did it the year before that, and someone else did it two years before that.