Gay conservative epically schooled after saying he doesn’t know why Pride Month is a ‘thing’
A gay conservative has been absolutely schooled in a now-viral video after he claimed he never understood why Pride Month is a “thing”.
John S Blake, who has more than 362,000 followers on their TikTok account @blackfluidpoet, posted an immaculate and educational response to another creator on the platform. The video begins with the other TikToker, who describes himself as a “gay conservative”, saying he “never understood why Pride Month is a thing”.
Blake iconically began their response by lighting a cigarette, taking a deep puff and showcasing a host of LGBT+ literature. The stack included Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde; Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene A Carruthers; Transgender History by Susan Striker and more.
Then, in a mic drop moment, Blake declared: “It’s because you don’t know the history or choose to ignore it.”
They explained that they were “alive in the 80s” when “our government was dragging their asses about AIDS” because there “weren’t that many gay people to be worried about”. Blake continued: “Many Americans had to come out in order for the country to recognise just how many people in this country were actually queer.
“They came out and lost their jobs. They came out and lost their families. They came out and lost their homes.
“You weren’t here for the bashings and the beatings. You wouldn’t even be making a video if it wasn’t for them.”
The powerful video quickly went viral, garnering more than 80,000 views and 24,000 likes on TikTok. It quickly spread to Twitter where it’s been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. One person on Twitter wrote that as soon as Blake “lit that cigarette I knew [they were] about to school his ass”.
Soon as he lit that cigarette I knew he was about to school his ass. 😂 pic.twitter.com/S9XI0AT6BZ
— Thurl Ravenscroft’s voice (@latortuga78) June 7, 2021
The video attracted hundreds of comments responding to the epic takedown and sharing in the collective confusion as to why someone would question the necessity of Pride Month.
Our elders didn’t die for the queer babies of today to become patsies for those that want to kill us.
— Bi-lesbian Trashkitten Dumpsterfire Deluxe Edition (@trashkitten4202) June 7, 2021
How… How can you not understand why we need Pride month? It’s not like you need to go far to see examples of bigotry still being codified into law.
They’re attacking trans kids rights as recently as *checks notes* LAST FKING WEEK.
— Silvara 🏳️🌈🧷💜🏒🐈 (@Silvara75) June 7, 2021
They stand on our shoulders while they tell us that we’re doing it wrong.
You think this isn’t about you, because you feel safe.
We’re the only reason you feel safe . we fought for your safety.
How dare you.
— Rich Wanket (@RichWanket) June 7, 2021
Their response made me tear up. Just as soon as they said “See I was alive in the 80s…” Thank you for sharing this.
— Niall Padraig Chonghaile (@NonPlyblCharctr) June 7, 2021
Another person wrote that they were “not even surprised” to see the gay conservative TikToker had “MAGA” tags in his original video.
Checked it out and not even surprised to see the MAGAA # tags loooool pic.twitter.com/YcqLBF90pO
— soup (@gonetoosoup) June 8, 2021