I get sick of listening to straight people complain about, “Well, hey, we don’t have a heterosexual-pride day, why do you need a gay-pride day?” I remember when I was a kid I’d always ask my mom: “Why don’t we have a Kid’s Day? We have a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, but why don’t we have a Kid’s Day?” My mom would always say, “Every day is Kid’s Day.” To all those heterosexuals that bitch about gay pride, I say the same thing: Every day is heterosexual-pride day! Can’t you people enjoy your banquet and not piss on those of us enjoying our crumbs over here in the corner?
I’ve seen and heard it said, especially lately, why we feel the ‘need’ to be so vocal about who and what we are. For example, the bumper stickers on my van, the quotes on my site, and the fact we feel the need to ‘announce’ it to everyone.
If we could just ‘live and let live’ ‘be who we are’ and the like, we wouldn’t have discrimination, we wouldn’t have people voting to keep us ‘separate’ from them, if it wasn’t an issue then it wouldn’t BE an issue, no one would have to worry about gay marriage rights, or getting fired from a job because you’re gay, because it wouldn’t be an issue.
No, you don’t have to tell everyone you’re straight. Hell, if I didn’t say anything most people from looking at me would probably assume I was!! I can’t tell you how many times I get hit on at work, sometimes even after they know! :lol That is why I do the things I do, I’m not ashamed to be who I am. and btw, I have seen a lot of bumper stickers allude to people being straight for that matter.
In my mind, I guess what it boils down to is this…we want to be visible, we want people to know we’re here and we’re not going away, and if you look at us, get to know us, then perhaps you’ll see we’re really not that different from you! Perhaps someday, people won’t think anything more about seeing two women kissing than they think about seeing a man and woman kissing. Maybe someday they’ll just take it for what it is, two people who care about each other and want to show that.
Enjoy the other quotes I found below…
No matter how far in or out of the closet you are, you still have a next step. ~Author Unknown
Straight Americans need… an education of the heart and soul. They must understand – to begin with – how it can feel to spend years denying your own deepest truths, to sit silently through classes, meals, and church services while people you love toss off remarks that brutalize your soul. ~Bruce Bawer, The Advocate, 28 April 1998
What are you trying to protect heterosexual marriages from? There isn’t a limited amount of love in Iowa. It isn’t a non-renewable resource. If Amy and Barbara or Mike and Steve love each other, it doesn’t mean that John and Mary can’t. ~Ed Fallon