Gay pride: Is it wrong to be proud of being straight?

Posted by: SegBeg

  • Yes (and why?)

  • No (and why?)

26% 10 votes
74% 28 votes
  • There isn't anything proud about being straight (straight person) straight people have never had to keep their sexuality secret out of fear of persecution or the stigma. I am in no way religious, but even in the "Holy books" Homosexuality is seen a sin and should be punished by death so Homosexuality has been a target of hate for thousands of years. We haven't had to fight for rights to marriage, we haven't been discriminated because of our sexuality. We haven't been targeted by mobs for being straight it makes no sense. Gay people are still being hung by law in my many countries today tell where that happens to straight people because of their sexuality?

  • Straights have NEVER faced any sort of discrimination. It's that simple. Therefore, there's no reason to take pride in it, other than the fact that it's who you are.

    Posted by: benhos
  • I just don't see the point. You're gay. Cool. You're straight. Cool. You are proud of your achievements and accomplishments. Having said that though coming out is a difficult thing for many people and I in no way mean to undermine that I suppose I just wished it weren't a thing anyone cared about, as simple as liking pizza or not liking pizza. I think I just changed my own mind. Being gay is now socially acceptable and celebrating it and how far we have come is a lovely thing. What is special about being straight? What hardship have you suffered due to your sexuality? Sorry if I confused you I confused myself :)

  • What’s to be proud of, whoop look at me I’m straight like 95% of the world, so exciting.

  • Having pride in yourself isn’t limited to only those who are/have been oppressed or are a minority group. Everyone literally exists because of straight persons procreating. Is that not a source of pride?

  • It's not wrong to be proud to be straight for the same reason it is wrong to be proud to be homosexual. Straight is good and homosexual is an evil.

  • It's odd in either case. It would be like me taking pride in the fact that I have two arms and someone else taking pride in the fact that he has only one arm. Neither really make sense, but they aren't "wrong", whatever that means in this context.

  • What Heterodox said fits my opinion about this perfectly.

  • As what Heterodox said, I would find it strange to have pride in your sexuality, as one could compare it to having pride in having having brown eyes. None the less, I don't see how it's really wrong. It is quite hypocritical to imply Gays should be allowed to have pride in their sexuality, but say it's wrong for straight people not to.

  • I don't think it's wrong to be proud of being straight. Sure straights have not been persecuted because of their sexuality but that does not mean they can't take pride in their sexuality as gays do. As far as the straight pride parade, I don't think there's any need for it, but I believe in freedom of speech so if people want to participate in it, let them have it.

    Posted by: SegBeg
  • This is a big.....WHO CARES? Americans are so fixated on sex, I really think the whole nation is dysfunctional in some way or another. It is private. Between two ADULTS, who by the way get pregnant can afford the child as a result of that fateful union. Not just say ooopppss and get a check , an apartment, and WIC and Food Stamps and so on and take no responsibility for that child. And all you so called Christian don' have any problem with that..but birth control....awwwwwww hell is coming on a dark horse!

  • Absolutely not. I am very proud to be straight.

  • Heterosexuality is the only natural sex orientation, so the answer is no.

  • Who the fuck even cares, be proud of yourself it doesn't fucking matter if you're straight or gay.

  • Homosexuality and heterosexuality are both just lifestyles, so there is no reason why you can't be proud of being straight.

  • Being proud of your sexuality is awesome, but heterosexual people don't need a pride day. They haven't been oppressed or denied of their basic human rights. As of the pride parade, the gay pride parades involve other sexualities so I don't see why heterosexual people need a whole other parade when they can just participate in the gay parades.

  • It's not wrong. If certain communities are able to have gay pride parades and such, I feel that people who are straight should be able to act so in an appropriate manner and be proud of it. If it were up to me, sexual orientation wouldn't matter. If you were gay, straight, bi, or whatever else there is, it doesn't matter. Who cares anyway?

  • Ive seen people saying "straights have never had to hide their sexuality" which is true, but with the growing acceptance of gays, its seems to me that now if youre straight, and proud of it, people call you homophobic, or other names. I'm straight, perfectly proud of it, but i also fully, 100% support gay rights. Being proud of being straight doesnt mean youre putting down other people who arent. Also, you should be able to be proud of whatever you want. Im proud that i just ate a bowl of soup without hurting my teeth too much. (i just got my braces tightened) And no one can tell me that i cant be proud of it.

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Throwback says2016-08-21T16:45:50.7600068Z
I would agree with heterodox that it is strange to be proud to be straight, except that society has decayed to the point where normality is being marginalized in deference to the perverse.
Heterodox says2016-08-21T16:53:01.9935711Z
@Throwback, It's possible (that it is as bad as you say and/or I am not aware). I don't get out much. And avoid social media for the most part. And I don't live on a coast, I live in "flyover country".
triangle.128k says2016-08-21T17:49:37.0745343Z
@kpwm I don't get it, why does oppression mean straights can not have pride in their sexuality, while homosexuals can?
karlmarx59 says2016-08-21T21:35:52.9265465Z
Again triangle 128k, who cares? Be proud you are a big ole Hetero. Whoopty doo. You want a cookie? Really are you serious? Gay pride is because these people have been ostracized from society and demoralized so they are taking a stand to show they are human and deserve to be treated accordingly. But I really don't care about Gay Pride parades either, big deal. It isn't any of my business to insinuate MY sexual preference on others, now is it? It is called FREEDOM.
triangle.128k says2016-08-21T21:42:48.9433626Z
@karlmarx So they can have pride in their sexuality just because of oppression? How does that work? You can feel great for being gay, but you must never feel anything for being straight and that's only because of past oppression.
karlmarx59 says2016-08-21T22:38:45.4690940Z
Triangle128k: No you missed the point, you can feel pride for being a hetero...What is stopping you? Are you jealous you don't have a hetero pride parade? Then form one. The point being, no one has ever marginalized you for being straight, so you haven't had the feeling of being bullied, ostracized, ridiculed, fired from a job, kept from buying a house, and a myriad of "normal" things like gays...That is why now that they are acknowledged as just regular tax paying folks, they are happy. Where do you get this idea you can't be prideful of being a hetero? You have the same, if not still MORE rights to flaunt your sexuality than gays do without fear of having shit kicked out of you. I find it really interesting from a psycho social view that like an adolescent you people are angry that all your lives you have had a fine normal lifestyle that is accepted by everyone and when a group gets acknowledged, finally, you feel slighted? You feel like somebody took away something from you? And why , just why does it matter? If you are not gay and you are happy with your mate and lifestyle choices, then what the hell is the problem? You know I put up with a lot of people I find repulsive in my line of work but, I simply do my job, I do not judge, and alas I am better for it. So throw on a "I am a Happy Hetero t shirt and grab some buddies and go down main street. Problem solved. RME.
Throwback says2016-08-21T22:52:50.1629378Z
@karlmarx59: This is not intended to be an argument; I simply want to explain a moral perspective. I can't speak for other faiths, but Catholics believe, we know, that homosexuality is one of the greatest of evils. We also know we do not live in a private bubble, but we are accountable for those evils we condone in others. Looking at it for a moment from the perspective we have, that it is not like choosing between two day last good things, but choosing between good and evil, and that we must answer for our choices, including how they influence others, I'm sure you can see the other side. This Country was once free. The loss of virtue, societal decay, is responsible for losing what we had when I was young. Our founders knew loss of morality, when it came, would be our downfall.
Throwback says2016-08-21T22:55:21.0178388Z
I don't know why equally good things translated to day last things..Lol
karlmarx59 says2016-08-21T23:04:58.9465526Z
@Throwback...I am not arguing either. As you recall I was brought up Catholic so I have some knowledge of which you speak. However, I was never taught to dislike gays In German Catholic Church so It must be an American thing. Nevertheless, there have been gays since the so called bible was written and they did not decay the culture then and they do not now. And if you are concerned, you should work on being an example for your children and yourself. It is not your right to tell other people what to do just because your "religion" believes this and that. You should be embracing them like Jesus would. Your function as a Catholic is to be kind, loving and spiritual. The Pope even spoke about embracing the gays. Do you not honor the Pope? Anyway Morality is ambiguous at best.Moral ambiguity is a lack of clarity in ethical decision-making. That is, when an issue, situation, or question has moral dimensions or implications, but the decidedly "moral" action to take is unclear, either due to conflicting principles, ethical systems, or situational perspectives. Does that make sense?
Throwback says2016-08-21T23:10:43.6803748Z
I think now we are talking about the difference between condoning and giving a nod to homosexuality, and hating the individual (which is strictly anti Catholic). That is the Muslims' area of expertise.
karlmarx59 says2016-08-21T23:25:17.8291922Z
Throwback: I do not get your meaning? And what do Muslims have to do with this. I believe their ideology is the same on not accepting gays, I really don't know I am not Muslim, nor will I ever be any religion. Religion is the bane of society. As my man said, "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people". Karl Marx. Well, anyhow, if you guys have a hetero pride parade please video it! LOL. :)
Throwback says2016-08-22T00:34:36.5571662Z
I was just pointing out Catholics don't hate the homosexual, and juxtaposing that with Islamists murdering people for it. We get accused of acting as they do when they are nothing like us.
Throwback says2016-08-22T01:25:30.2886117Z
I must agree Karl Marx is the full realization of atheism.
triangle.128k says2016-08-22T01:40:19.3539108Z
@karlmarx I don't know what you're complaining about, especially given that I find pride in your sexuality to be stupid. My issue here is that I find it stupid how many gays feel the need to flaunt their sexuality in public and go on a bunch of stupid rallies. Sure, they have the right to marry now, whatever. I don't find it justified to flaunt your sexuality everywhere you go just because you can.
karlmarx59 says2016-08-22T04:41:31.8082258Z
Triangle128k: Then we agree: I don't care to celebrate my heterosexuality. It is a big Yawn. And It is between me and my partner only. I am not complaining. I just feel like if gays want a gay pride pa trade, then more power to them they don't bother me. I understand your last point, but a lot of sports people and actors and famous people do things that are outlandish and ludicrous for the mere fact they can. Some people crave constant attention even if it is not flattering...It is still attention. These people have an external locust of control. They feel conceptualized as either internal, those people who believe they can control their life, or external, meaning they believe their decisions and life are controlled by environmental factors which they cannot influence, or that chance or fate ...Make more sense now?
karlmarx59 says2016-08-22T04:42:27.5324974Z
Throwback: You would be correct on that score, good buddy.:)
karlmarx59 says2016-08-22T04:45:51.7716250Z
Throwback: I wouldn't compare Islam with Catholicism of the 21st century? I think the Dark ages are long gone for the Church whereas Islam is "stuck" for lack of better terms..However...I'm not painting this with an all inclusive brush mind you. Hey do me a favor and light a candle Sunday and say a "Hail Mary " for me:)
triangle.128k says2016-08-22T04:47:32.0187146Z
@karlmarx59 Fair enough dumb marxist.
karlmarx59 says2016-08-22T04:51:58.7062813Z
Triangle128k: What was the reason for calling me a dumb Marxist? I answered you comment with integrity and information as best as I could and I get a spoonful of snarky back? I am curious why the insipid remark that was unremarkable? You know sometimes there is just no limits to the immaturity ..............
Throwback says2016-08-22T07:03:54.0800971Z
If you know Catholicism, then you know how unappreciated a sarcastic request for a 'Hail Mary' is. I thought perhaps that was beneath you.
foxxhajti says2016-08-22T19:18:01.5363808Z
I only agree with karlmarx about the fact that the US seems to really be obsessed with sex. Funnily enough, most think that us Europeans are that obsessed with it. Anyways, I don't believe anyone should be proud of something as futile as sexuality. I mean, you'd literally be boasting about who you have sex with in the privacy of your home, and in my opinion, that's just stupid. I don't see how gay people's past persecution should mean that they get to be proud of their sexuality. I don't think gay parades should even be a thing. It's so weird just making a parade because you have sex with certain types of people, in this case people of the same sex.
Danimal4NU says2016-08-30T08:41:46.1572270Z
I'll get annoyed when it comes to SJW's spewing the evils of "heteronormativity" but I wouldn't say I otherwise have "straight pride". I didn't earn or do anything, I just happen to share a characteristic with most of the planet. As far as the sexuality of others goes as long as it's between consenting adult humans I don't see how it's any of my business, you be you.
DiEgO123100 says2016-09-27T21:31:05.4067739Z
As LGBT always says: love is love
yepsia says2019-06-11T10:22:41.8044315Z
I agree with Castiel

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