#HeterosexualPrideDay, #MissingThePoint

The straights are at it again, with #HeterosexualPrideDay trending on Facebook and Twatter:

The social media universe is buzzing with the recent pronouncement, and as you’d expect, it’s inspired a sea of vehemently passionate responses.

Unlike LGBT Pride Month, which President Barack Obama publicly proclaimed official earlier this year, this one appears to have originated as a case of irony from Twitter user @_JackNForTweets a couple of weeks ago.

I, too, would like to celebrate the victories for straights, and the rights they have recently attained. I found this map, detailing in which countries heterosexuality is criminalized (red), in which countries it’s still legal to put straights in aversion torture (orange), in which countries straights can’t marry (blue), in which countries straights are executed for being straight (dark red). Countries in white have full heterosexual equality under the law:


Devastating. Truly, devastating.



  1. Anton Mates says

    Somehow I suspect that “heterosexual pride” actually means “pride at being better than non-heterosexuals” in this context. Just a hunch.

  2. Johnny Vector says

    So here I was thinking, “Whoa, this is right in my wheelhouse!” The problem being that it takes me a very long time to craft a snark good enough to not be misinterpreted, and a 140 character limit just makes it that much harder. But okay, I figured I might give it a try.

    Aaaaand, no. There’s no competing with your map! I bow to your weapons grade snark. Voltaire, Wilde, and Twain are all giving you an imaginary thumbs-ups from their imaginary respective heavens. I’m gonna be giggling about this all morning.

  3. says

    *Snort* I almost did my opening post this morning on the idiocy of hetpride, then thought, “No, I’ll bet Shiv has this one.” The Advocate has a good article on the deeper issues involved.

  4. Raucous Indignation says

    That is some sweet, sweet snark. I wish we lived in a world where it wasn’t necessary.

  5. Siobhan says

    A couple SJW accusations are languishing in moderation forever, but I have to issue a reminder:

    I’m a Social Justice Rogue, god dammit.