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Students advertise “Straight Pride” day in Indiana to “take back the rainbow”

Straight white male privilege is under attack in America. Luckily, a high school student from Indiana is doing his part to ensure his future place in society remains undisturbed.

Last week, signs promoting “Straight Pride” began circulating around Jasper High School in which heterosexual students boasted they were “taking back the rainbow.”

“Celebrate being straight at JHS by not annoying the heck out of everyone about your sexual orientation!” the flier broadcasted. “Brought to you by all the students that are sick of hearing about your LGBT pride. Nobody cares about what you think you are. If you want equality, stop shoving your ideas down our throats! We have nothing against your sexual orientation. We just don’t care!”

Naturally, people weren’t happy about the fliers. School officials promptly removed them and several students responded by decorating the sidewalks outside the school with uplifting messages written in chalk.

Related: Teen’s antigay rant shows the bigotry LGBTQ youth face every day

One of the misguided students responsible for the fliers responded to his local newspaper about why he did it:

“The purpose of my flier was to not only recognize the straight community, but to also give a message to the LGBT community that equality is not effectively found in granting special privileges to minorities,” the 16-year-old said in a statement.

It went on to say that if everyone wants to be truly equal, “then nobody should differentiate themselves from society by means of protective isolation and stating that they are not like others.”

The student concluded by saying that “if everyone is equal and should be treated as such, it should not be necessary to state that certain individuals are different or special.”

We agree, kid. And when LGBTQ people are finally treated equally, we’ll be more than happy to stop “differentiating” ourselves. But until then we’re going to keep “annoying” you.

Related: These Students In Ohio Don’t Care About Gay People, Advertise Eight Day “Straight Pride Week”

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  • Jack Meoff

    Kids! What are you going to do?

  • DCguy

    Nobody but self hating closet cases care enough about the issue to do this. Actual straight people are out there doing straight things.

  • ivanw222

    Wow, straight white guys forget they have privilege? We have never wanted “special rights” just the same rights as everyone else! That would include making it illegal to attack up physically for being gay, because no one has attacked you for being straight! The right to fair and equal housing and job security, because you were never evicted or fired for being straight, in 24 states you can be! Because until very recently we couldn’t marry who we love, and their families could, and usually did take everything a gay couple had from the surviving partner. I speak from personal experience on this.

  • Gina

    I’m going to break ranks with the rest of the LGBTQ community and reveal the entire, “gay agenda,” from A to Z. Okay, here goes. We in the LGBTQ community want to stop living under an anti-gay agenda. We want you folks to stop calling our basic civil rights, “special privileges,” and stop trying to take them away from us. And the only reason we ever mention our sexual orientations or gender identities is because you people constantly try to use those characteristics to ostracize us from society.

    (Oh, and as far as, “taking back the rainbow,” how would you like it if we started a campaign to reclaim the word, “straight,” and started calling you people what you are – hatersexuals? You good Christian guys and gals okay with that?)

    • DMRX

      What makes you think you’re breaking ranks for saying that?

  • QJ201

    You can begin with all the hetero PDA…

  • Low Country Boy

    All good observations.

  • Brian

    “equality is not effectively found in granting special privileges to minorities,” the 16-year-old said.

    Special privileges! So special that he can’t name a single one. LOL. I love how anyone doing anything can make the news now.

    I recently convinced my 4-year old niece that “bippity boppity boo” is a real spell. Go interview her and pretend she’s an expert on reality. She’s got as much to offer as this guy.

  • Heywood Jablowme

    “If you want equality, stop shoving your ideas down our throats!”

    They’re always so obsessed that we’re going to shove something “down their throats”!

    • Sluggo2007

      Actually, they’re HOPING that we’re going to shove something “down their throats”!

    • Heywood Jablowme

      @Sluggo: Well… let’s wait on that theory since the kid who’s quoted is only 16. But check back in 2 years! Bwa-ha-ha.

  • natekerchel

    These people are not ‘kids’ – they are adults. Calling them kids makes it all sound a bit cutsie. They are just the next generation of hate-filled homophobes, racists and sexists. Yes Lgbt people get ‘special treatment’ – that treatment consists of having their civil and human rights denied for hundreds of years, having their brains dissected in order to ‘cure’ them, being denied equal protection under the law in employment, denied access to state or federal services despite being tax payers and being constantly told that ‘hell’ awaits them. That’s the only special treatment I see. Oh and the ‘rainbow’ is not theirs to ‘take back’.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      The lad’s frontal lobes are not yet fully developed. He’s just sporting wood in public. This pill will likely be remembered for this stunt. Embarrassed? Perhaps a guy shot him a glance that triggered his confrontational posture. Mike Pence can relate. Most homophobes want it so badly, even in Indiana. Being latent changes the musculature around a pretender’s mouth. This young man’s face may contort over the years, revealing the hypocrite knotted beneath his skin. Desperately overcompensating, living a lie, and berating those for whom attraction is unabating. Ham biscuits, ham biscuits.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      @natekerchel: Wrong. The only kid who’s actually quoted – not by name because he’s a MINOR – is 16 years old.

      In a typical high school only a minority of the seniors are older than 18, but in this case there’s no indication that any 18 year olds were involved at all. (Of course, it may be an atypical high school full of dummy 18 and 19 y-o’s who were held back at some point. But that’s merely speculation!)

  • Sluggo2007

    It’s Indiana! What do you expect?

  • natekerchel

    I take your point Sluggo – the land of the brain dead. But we who are part of minorities and are under attack have to develop a zero tolerance attitude. Why is Stonewall so famous – because it was the first time we said ‘stop’. Since then we have been making steady progress towards equality. Yet I read things on here from gay men and women who want to be conciliatory and ‘not rude’. I say no to that. Our oppressors have no problem in using any method to achieve their vile goals. We have to be more realistic in how we defend ourselves and our rights. This ‘kid’ is tomorrows right wing oppressor.

  • Herman75

    If this was projected on themselves (looking in the mirror as they read it) it would became a powerful statement and a way to help them grow, something an ally would promote.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      ??? – ever hear of Frederick the Great? (king of Prussia 1740-1786) – he was a very out homosexual (for the time, or any time!) and his homophobic father had his boyfriend killed.

  • natekerchel

    Hans Hermann von Katte – alleged lover of Prince Frederick of Prussia was executed for treason – he and the Prince, among others, had plotted to defect to Britain and serve at the British Royal Court. The ‘fact’ that they were lovers had nothing to do with it – the Prince himself barely escaped having his head removed. I am not saying that they were not lovers – I am saying no one knows for sure. Katte was dead for 10 years before the Prince became King so he could never have been the ‘King’s lover’. The Prince went on to have a very long reign and 14 children.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      Recent biographies such as T.C.W. Blanning (2016) document Frederick’s homosexual life very well, especially after he became king and could be more open in his activities. That stuff is no longer conjecture (or wishful thinking!). Regarding Katte, obviously Frederick’s father was still king at the time, but Katte is also well documented as is another boyhood affair.

      I’m unable to find a reference to any children – never mind 14? – and I wonder if maybe you’re thinking of some other ruler? Like any homosexually-inclined monarch, Frederick had every incentive to father a legitimate heir, but he didn’t, & doesn’t seem to have tried very hard — left the throne to his much-disliked nephew.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      Frederick had many BAD qualities, too, sure! – I just didn’t get why “robert eckert” dragged the Prussian flag into this? – seemed like an odd comment.

  • LoneGemini

    “Gay Pride was not born out of a need to celebrate being Gay, but instead
    our right to exist without persecution. So maybe instead of wondering why
    there isn’t a Straight Pride month or movement, straight people should be
    thankful they don’t need one.” — Anonymous

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