You’ve never been ostracized and excluded from mainstream society. Your basic human rights were never stripped of you, and you’ve likely enjoyed a life free of death threats. Still, you believe you’ve been ignored for far too long, and now your time has come. Here is your moment to look back at the people who have not rebuked your way of life and say, “I’m still here; I’m not queer; get used to it.”
This is the opener for my piece on the upcoming Straight Pride Parade scheduled in Brooklyn this weekend. Yes, I’m serious. There’s really a display of hetero pride set for Labor Day. If you want to read more (ahh, c’mon nah, don’t you?), click me.
Edit: Based on some of the comments I think some people are basing their entire opinion of the article on one paragraph. I went ahead and bolded the link that way if people are going to comment on what I’m saying, they’ve actually read what I said. No shade, but based on some of what I’ve read there seems to be some confusion.
As always, thanks for reading.