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 is a non discriminatory hashtag. Any non supporter you see saying that is a fucking liar.
— Sam. (@_JackN4Tweets) June 29, 2017
#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.
— R¹ (@Iwobiesque) June 29, 2017
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.
— M A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) June 29, 2017
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.
Wanna piss off a liberal?
✅Be proud to be white
✅Marry a white spouse
✅Have lots of babies
✅Fight for their future#HeteroSexualPrideDay
— Based White Goy (@BasedWhiteGoy3) June 29, 2017
Pepe the Frog, a meme used by the alt-right and white supremacists, also made an appearance.
— Ember Wolf (@EmberWolfTMNM) June 29, 2017
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.
— jordanras (@thiccaryduff) June 30, 2017
Still, opposition to the idea dominated the discussion of Heterosexual Pride Day. Because…
Here are the names of all the victims of anti-straight hate:
Know their names, never forget. #HeterosexualPrideDay
— Alex Morash (@AlexMorash) June 29, 2017
— Trevor Tomlinson (@TrevTomlinson) June 29, 2017
And as Wil Wheaton points out:
Oh crap I just realized I didn’t plan any #HeterosexualPrideDay parties! I guess I’ll have to do it one of the other 364 days it happens.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) June 29, 2017
There was mockery too.
— T (@ughtobin) June 30, 2017
Well, at least Donald Trump, who failed to make a pride month proclamation, didn’t proclaim June 29 Heterosexual Pride Day.