Thursday, June 6, 2019

A Matter Of Pride

Via the Washington Post:

Pride Month kicks off in Boston on Tuesday with a lights event, a paint night — and preparations for a possible “Straight Pride Parade” this summer.

The event to celebrate heterosexuality in one of the nation’s most gay-friendly cities is meant to poke fun at the “identity politics” of the political left, organizer Mark Sahady wrote in a Facebook comment.

The parade organizers have designed a flag and designated actor Brad Pitt as their “mascot.”

“For them everything is based upon identity and whether or not one is categorized as a victim or an oppressor,” Sahady wrote on Facebook. “If you get victim status then you are entitled to celebrate yourself and expect those with oppressor status to defer to your feelings.”

Apparently this poor shlub feels that being white and straight is now a “suppressed minority” and he’s entitled — yes, really — to his own pity party.

LGBTQ pride isn’t about flaunting being LGBTQ.  It’s about rising above the oppression, both physical and societal, that we face every day in every venue, and achieving equality in things most straight people take for granted.  So, pal, instead of whining about other people working to get to where you are, you should be grateful that you didn’t have to.