#HeterosexualPrideDay trended on Twitter & everyone had all kinds of jokes

#HeterosexualPrideDay trended on Twitter & everyone had all kinds of jokes
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Last year on June 29, a Twitter user named Sam (@_JackNForTweets) suggested we all celebrate “Heterosexual Pride Day.”

This year, he’s at it again.

#HeterosexualPrideDay was trending on Twitter yesterday, but mostly because of the people making fun of it.

Still, some people did take the opportunity to write in support of the idea. For example, this image of a straight couple with the colors of the transgender flag superimposed made the rounds.

While the capitalization is nonsensical, the message is clear: Straight people are superior and homophobia isn’t bias because it’s justified.

Others took the message further and made it about partisanship, like this person who used the hashtag #MAGA for “Make America Great Again,” Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.

The party that Heterosexual Pride Day supporters all assumed agreed with their position was the Republican Party. While gay Republicans tell us that the GOP is coming around on LGBTQ issues, homophobes don’t seem concerned that Republicans are not on their side.

And since the GOP is full of white supremacists, some actual white supremacists supported Heterosexual Pride Day.

Pepe the Frog, a meme used by the alt-right and white supremacists, also made an appearance.

Most messages of support for Heterosexual Pride Day, though, were rather banal. This one would be pretty boring, too, if this Twitter user didn’t post a picture of Home Depot as an example of a really straight place to go, seemingly unaware of the jokes about Home Depot and lesbians.

Still, opposition to the idea dominated the discussion of Heterosexual Pride Day. Because…

And as Wil Wheaton points out:

There was mockery too.

Well, at least Donald Trump, who failed to make a pride month proclamation, didn’t proclaim June 29 Heterosexual Pride Day.

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