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The Straight Pride Parade
He nailed it apart from the last seven words. There are many straight white people who somehow get offended when minorities are protected, which is silly, but I'm not sure they are necessarily homophobic.
Many people get upset when a group of people that they do not identify with gets something seemingly extra, even if it’s to balance things out. Their argument is that everyone should be equal and that no one should get special anything, be it a parade, or affirmative action, or whatever. While the basis of their argument is correct, that everyone should be equal, regardless of whatever, that’s not the case yet and if we truly believe in equality, then we must make the effort to ensure that everyone is equal, even if that means that some of the efforts are not equal.
People’s attention needs to be focused on the inequality in order to identify and rectify that inequality. That’s why Pride Parades and Black Lives Matter and the Feminist movement and many others are important. If you don’t call attention to it, people assume everything’s okay even when it’s not... Bob