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What Happens When a Homo Wears a ‘Straight Pride’ Tee In Public

It’s not an official Tea Party t-shirt, but Jay Leffew, father of Queerty‘s unofficial family, whipped up his own “Straight Pride” apparel for a little social experiment: seeing what happens when he wears it out in public. Obviously, complete strangers won’t know Jay is A Gay, and that there’s some sense of irony here — and even he doesn’t have a problem with straight folks wearing pride tees.

So the argument goes: If the gays can wear pride tees, and blacks can wear pride tees, and Jews can wear pride tees, and the Irish can wear pride tees, why not folks in the majority? Like heterosexuals?

(And who says gays can’t claim straight pride as their own? We’re gonna ring up Bryan Safi and demand a That So Straight series.)

By:           editor editor
On:           Apr 13, 2010
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  • 16 Comments
    • Mike L.
      Mike L.

      I agree with what he said, if they are doing it to Put Down gay ppl it’s very distasteful and biggoted. But if say, in a pride parade a Traight Gay alliance group wears them it would be cool, the gay ones w the gay pride tee, and the sraight ones with the straight pride tees with “Straight and Gay Alliance” on the back just so our straight allies can claim that in a glbt-positive way.

      Apr 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james p. p.
      james p. p.

      I don’t want those freaks flaunting their perverse sexual nature in my face. I would like to go throughout my day without thinking of a penis being inserted into a vagina repeatedly, and wiggled about until ejaculation. Horrible.

      (Technically speaking, the headline’s question was not answered in this article… just… saying…)

      Apr 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • conrad
      conrad

      everyday is straight pride day. this guy is stupid.

      Apr 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeremy
      Jeremy

      Don’t we have enough straight’s PDA every single fucking day? Every TV channels, newspapers, websites, streets, etc. I am having “Straight-love-display-overdosed”

      Apr 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wyatt
      Wyatt

      Yeah, sort of like how empowered whites should wear “White Power!” t-shirts. How about we try that and see what happens? Same deal.

      Apr 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChicagoJimmy
      ChicagoJimmy

      This is about as logical as having a White History Month or a Male History Month. I’m reminded of Christians who insist they’re being persecuted in this country, even though a huge percentage of Americans are Christians. Dumb.

      Apr 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edgyguy1426
      edgyguy1426

      If they were wearing it out of actual pride it’s one thing but obviously they’re just wearing it as a ‘come back’ however lame. And it might just as well read White Power – how many of those tea party members are of color?

      Apr 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adman
      adman

      I think of Jay as the confused partner, and Brayan as the thoughtful “gay” one. I know that underscores the drama I feel watching Depfox videos, but what the hey? Jay was raised in a fundy household and it shows.

      He’s a well meaning but not very educated gay man, and to him that means giving nonsense the same credence as truth. Too bad, but I disagree with his analysis. Oh well, I much prefer Bryan’s blog to the YouTube channel, since Bryan is the one who has the voice there.

      Apr 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ricky
      Ricky

      i see nothing wrong with wearing a straight pride shirt, even if it is meant to be a negative retort to gay pride shirts. Why? Free speech. I want equal rights… so, best believe I’ll wear my gay pride shirt proudly while they don their straight pride shirt as well. It’s so whatever… and should be the very least of our concerns. Have a sense of humor about it… don’t make it into a big deal… (in other words, mellow out on the drama-queen antics) and the shirt’s impact will be minimal at best.

      Apr 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gayfamilyvalues
      gayfamilyvalues

      @Ricky you got what I was trying to say perfectly. The shirt only has power over us as a community if we let it have power. Think how pissed they would be if this shirt became the newest fashion trend of the gay community? We need to take back our voice and stop trying to exsplain how upset we are over every little T’Shirt.

      @Adman you are correct Bryan is the smart one in the relationship, I tend to shoot from my hip.

      Jay

      Apr 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brown Gay Al
      Brown Gay Al

      Christians can be discriminated against too. So can whites, straights ( ahem in the modeling industry its more common than you would think)

      Just because someone is in the majority doesn’t mean he/she can’t be discriminated against.

      So there is nothing wrong in someone wearing straight pride or white pride.

      PS: I am not white, straight or Christian

      Apr 13, 2010 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan
      Dan

      I have two ideas for Straight Pride T-Shirts.

      1) STRAIGHT PRIDE (front)

      THANK GOD I ONLY HAVE TO WEAR THIS ONCE A YEAR (back)

      2) STRAIGHT PRIDE (front)

      PROCEEDS FROM THIS SHIRT FUND MARRIAGE EQUALITY (back)

      Apr 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james p. p.
      james p. p.

      ok, i’m trying to find one of these to purchase (this logo specifically) and all i’m finding is ones on ebay. ehhhhh….

      Apr 14, 2010 at 8:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • @_@
      @_@

      “Christians can be discriminated against too. So can whites, straights ( ahem in the modeling industry its more common than you would think)”

      That last part is utter crap.

      Apr 14, 2010 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TVS
      TVS

      ‘Gay pride’ can only last while homophobia lasts. The more homophobia dies, the more Gay Pride becomes irrelevant. ‘Straight Pride’ would be meaningful only if there is a non-trivial amount of hetero-phobia.

      Apr 19, 2010 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qwik-e
      Qwik-e

      Where’s the crowd footage? 6 minutes of a homo talking into a camera what an awful waste of time

      Jul 6, 2010 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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