Straight people hijacked the National Coming Out Day hashtag because of course they did
National Coming Day is a wonderful annual celebration of the LGBT community.
Yesterday, during its 30th edition, we heard from teenagers all over the world who have bravely come out to those around them.
But of course, straight cisgender people tried to disrupt the Twitter hashtag which was cataloguing the joy and courage of people’s coming out stories.
Because LGBT people can’t have nice things without entitled cishet people trying to barge their way in.
God forbid they don’t have as much privilege as physically possible.
To be fair, there were some who saw this ridiculous phenomenon coming.
There was even this beautiful poem, composed by the writers of one of our favourite shows, Will & Grace.
But no matter what warnings were given, no matter how obviously ridiculously pointless it is to come out as straight and cis – it still happened.
Because terrible, privileged people exist, and they’re mad that there’s a day which isn’t meant for them.
You’d think that some of them would at least be original – but nope.
So, so whiny.
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And, of course, there were calls for a Straight Pride Day.
If you’re struggling with the urge to throw your phone or laptop out the window, I get it.
Especially as it follows #HeterosexualPrideDay trending worldwide earlier this year – during Pride Month.
This brought LGBT people out to observe, rightly, that LGBT people have been persecuted and oppressed for not being cishet, whereas it doesn’t really happen the other way round.