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Straight Pride Parade

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Published on Jun 5, 2014

Let's talk about straight pride parades shall we?

I feel there's a common criticism of any form of pride events or nationals days or any attempt to bring minorities into the light or be represented and that criticism is from a member of an oppressive majority that selfishly goes "but what about US? Where's OUR day/parade? That's not equality! I call reverse-ism/phobia!" thus completely missing the point. Pride parades and other events are to break into the hegemony of a single group being the default, to bring the minority into any tiny space they can try and grab in society to allow discussions and exposure that will benefit them by decreasing stigmas and stereotypes surrounding that minority. It helps members of that community not feel so alone and thus help combat issues like increased depression and suicide rates due to negativity surrounding them simply for who they are. It doesn't take away from the space in society that that majority has, it just creates a new one for the minority so they can try and belong too and create a more harmonious society. The majority does have these events simply because they don't NEED them. They don't need exposure as they have enforced on the rest of society that they are the default. They don't need awareness because it's impossible not to know that they're there. It's like complaining a poor person is having a tiny party that they've saved up for ages just to have and demanding you get a giant party too, even though you're still unwrapping presents from the last one you had. You don't get a new thing every time someone else wants to have something for themselves. You don't lose acceptance by letting someone else gain a place in society.

Cue the hateful comments from people who completely don't understand this and also most likely did not read this description...

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