Sunday, 11 August 2013

Straight Pride: Dumbness

There has never been a better time to be gay in this country. LGBTI people will soon enjoy full marriage equality,public acceptance of homosexuality is at an all time high, and generally a consensus has developed that it’s really not that big of a deal what consenting adults do in the privacy of their bedrooms. The debate on Gay Marriage in the House of Commons was marred by a few old reactionaries, true, but generally it’s become accepted that full rights for LGBTI people is inevitable and desirable. Thank God.
But some are deeply troubled by this unfaltering march toward common decency, and they call themselves the Straight Pride movement.
Determined to raise awareness of the “heterosexual part of our society”, Straight Pride believe that a militant gay lobby has hijacked the debate on sexuality in this country, and encourage their members, among other things, to “come out” as straight, posting on their Facebook page that:
“Coming out as Straight or heterosexual in todays politically correct world is an extremely challenging experience. It is often distressing and evokes emotions of fear, relief, pride and embarrassment.”
I asked them some questions...

Blogger Oliver Hotham takes on the right-wing loonbags from Straight Pride.
The blogpost was taken down by
You can read it here.
And here Oliver writes on this explosion of nonsense.
Great stuff Oliver! x

PS If you really want to question stupidity that harms gay men you could ask Stephen Fry about his counter-productive statements about Russia.

PPS I'm still not convinced Straight Pride isn't a satire.

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