June is Pride month, which means LGBTQ communities around the world will be organizing parades and events to celebrate their identities and continue the fight for equal rights under the law. However, three straight men in Boston seem to misunderstand the point of the festivities, and have applied for a permit to hold a "Straight Pride" parade.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasn't about to let the inane idea pass without giving it the take-down it deserves.
She responded to the news on Twitter with a burn felt by straight guys everywhere:
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the parade business!
Twitter was cracking up at AOC's zingers.
Many joined in the fun to throw some shade at the straight Pride organizers.
Of course, the idea that straight people need a dedicated Pride event is a ridiculous one once you know the history of the occasion.
The straight community doesn't face many of the struggles LGBTQ people do on a daily basis.
And yet, whenever privileged men see a marginalized group of people with a moment dedicated to them, their first thought always seems to be "We deserve recognition too! Why don't WE have a parade in our honor?"
Who would even want to go to Straight Pride?
Many Twitter were glad AOC called out the Bostonian men for their selfish behavior.
Happy Pride month, everybody! LGBTQ people have come a long way since the movement began at Stonewall, but there's still lots of work to do before the world achieved true equality under the law.