People Are Straight-Up Bashing the Mere Idea of Heterosexual Pride Day

On Wednesday morning, the hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay was trending on Twitter — a response by those annoyed that June is gay pride month and who believe heterosexuals need their own recognition. (FYI, heterosexual pride parades are a real thing.)

Liberals need to stop hating people for being normal (aka straight). #HeterosexualPrideDay

— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) June 29, 2016

To all the homosexuals basing us for celebrating our identity... remember, you wouldn't be here if not for us #HeterosexualPrideDay

— OUTKA$T (@OUTKAST211) June 29, 2016

Haters will say liking chicks is way too mainstream #HeterosexualPrideDay

— Zach Kirksey (@ZachKirksey11) June 29, 2016

Wtf? I have nothing against the LGBTQ community but b/c I'm not a part of it, I'm not supposed to take pride in my own sexuality? GIRL..BYE!

— Kiyoncé♡ (@Sinflowerblues) June 29, 2016

Not before long, the hashtag was taken over by people furious that such a movement even exists given the plight of gay people (see: the Orlando, FL, nightclub massacre earlier this month). Check out some of the tweets that not only mock #HeterosexualPrideDay but also explain why it's such a problem to begin with.

Really? #HeterosexualPrideDay What's next, #BreathingAirDay ?

— Snapchat: Dapper29 (@dapperlaughs) June 29, 2016

If you genuinely feel you need a #HeterosexualPrideDay, read this:

— Blaine Stewart (@BlaineStewart) June 29, 2016

#heterosexualprideday must have been created by the kid that cries when he doesn't get a present during someone else's birthday party

— The Awkward Yeti (@theawkwardyeti) June 29, 2016

In red are all the countries where it is illegal to be heterosexual. Heartbreaking. 😔💔🙏🏻#HeterosexualPrideDay

— Lady Gaga (@KingLadyGaga) June 29, 2016

I think #heterosexualprideday is a great idea and they should have the parade on the surface of the moon.

— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) June 29, 2016

#HeterosexualPrideDay don't worry if you miss today , it's happening tomorrow. and the next day , and the next day

— jacqueline (@pliffs_) June 29, 2016

Congrats on risking absolutely nothing to be yourself!!! #HeterosexualPrideDay

— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) June 29, 2016

Every day is #heterosexualprideday, so what is the point of this ridiculous hashtag? You dont have enough privilege? You need a little more?

— Kyle Scatliffe (@KyleScatliffe) June 29, 2016

you DON'T need #HeterosexualPrideDay because

-nobody thinks your sexuality is invalid or 'abnormal'
-nobody is taking your rights away

— pukwudgie! laura (@rmusIupin) June 29, 2016

My feelings on #HeterosexualPrideDay.

— Philip Ellis (@Philip_Ellis) June 29, 2016

The dates for #HeterosexualPrideDay 2017 have been announced!

It starts on Jan 1st and runs until December 31st.

— Richard Harris (@cigarboyrick82) June 29, 2016