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I saw a journal today regarding this subject, and I'm curious for your opinions. Do you think it's wrong to have "straight pride" flags and signs, to fit in with the gay, bi, pan, ace, ... ones? 

72%
121 deviants said No, there's nothing wrong with it
28%
46 deviants said Yes, it's wrong

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zooIogy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope.

There's not much of a reason to have one for heterosexuals, but it's not offensive or anything to be happy about your sexuality and display it is a flag. We should all be able to embrace our sexualities and be proud. I understand there's a reason why queer people really need pride/flags and why it makes sense, but let everyone have fun. It's OK. As long as they're not like, having straight pride parades, since that... THAT's excessive and kinda mean since WE have them for an actual reason.... but flags are chill.

Plus now everyone gets to just use tiny flags on their pages for their orientations instead of just us non-straight peeps. O: It's fun!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see :) Understandable!
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KittyKatWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think straight pride is needed since it is most of the populations sexuality but I think straight pride kind of makes it like equal. 
Say there is gay pride, bi pride, etc, if there is straight involved in those it kind of makes it seem like it is equal to others and it makes it like seem like there is no right sexuality, which there isn't.

Someone once over this site asked if I was "one of the prides" or just straight. So basically they called prides their own little thing and straight was normal. If straight was considered a pride I would say that people are saying that every sexuality is equal.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I'm not sure about the pride thing though. I'm all for the flag, but for it to be a pride thing, I don't know.
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KittyKatWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand that
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Affian-the-Fennec Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I agree with you.

Oh, you're proud to be straight? Good for you.
Oh, you're proud to be gay? Good for you.
Oh, you're proud to be trans? Good for you.

It shouldn't matter. You have pride in who you are. I would only say it's not okay, is if straight pride tried to dominate and take over the other pride's.
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KittyKatWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd be against any "pride" parades, no matter the sexuality.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Understandable!
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xXmimic-wolfXx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Why not? I mean if every other sexuality get a flag, why not straight people? I mean are we gonna just leave a sexuality out just because its more widely accepted, that seems a bit hypocritical to me. If you preach equality and want something for your group(sexuality, ect) then you have to do the same for the others. It only makes sense, or at least to me it does. owo
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, this is how I think about it!
Flags for everyone :D *throws confetti everywhere*
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, from an equalist point of view it sounds so logical xD
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Hawkieface Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well personally I think it's fine; really it's a way for people to express their opinions, values, beliefs etc. (I guess??) so as long as there's nothing upon any sexual-orientated flag stating that "we are better than (insert sexuality)" all's good.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I think so too.
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toorus Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014
i don't think, like, straight pride stuff is needed. the majority of people are straight, and think being straight is normal, while being anything else is different and odd and wrong. so,,
(but flags are fine! any sexuality flag is cool :0)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, the flags are fine I guess. I don't think straight pride is needed either :XD:
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Talarik Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014
I don't think it's needed at all because the world is already so heteronormative and catering to heterosexuals, why do they even need a flag? It's like they're trying to belittle other minorities by saying "WE HAVE A FLAG TOO!" idk, to me the point of having a pride flag is for recognition of other sexualities that aren't considered the "norm", and it's important to become aware of those. By having a straight pride flag they're basically just rubbing in the fact they're percieved as "normal" as we already know :/

Although its good to be proud of your identity, regardless of how you identify! 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, makes sense. I just think that at least part of the people who want a straight flag want it to make the orientation spectrum complete, you know? Like, it would feel weird to them to not add it in the options.
And in another way, to bring heterosexuality on the same level as other orientations. By leaving out the straight flag you set them apart from the other orientations - and it's understandable that people do that, with heterosexuality being the only universally accepted one and all - but on the other hand, keeping it apart doesn't bring them on the same level either, you know? When you want equality for all it's kind of weird to deny one thing to one group, because that empasizes that they are "normal" and the rest is "special". And keeping the normal versus special view alive doesn't bring us either.
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Fluffeh-Kat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I find that straight pride is perfectly fine, but is it REALLY needed? No ones really reported being bullied because they are straight? I guess it doesnt really matter to me that much? Im glad they're proud cause I do get why they would want one, everyone being proud of they're sexuality and getting their own flag, why shouldnt straight people? I find it unnecessary but fine by me?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's mostly to have all sexualities covered by flags, it would be weird to leave straight ones out xD
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Fluffeh-Kat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Yea thats true! XD
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Creature-of-Chaos Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe the people who have them are just trying to escape awkward-one-sided-crush moments??? XD
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Fluffeh-Kat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Maybe yea XD
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Skkon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
I think it's okay ,,,,,, sorta ,,,,, eh ,,,, n o t really ,,, Like, it's cool to be proud of your sexuality, but doing that kind of recreates the A-is-for-allies situation, y'know??? It kinda gets rid of the whole purpose of the pride, y'know? LGBTQA+ people are looked down on and discouraged, and they often feel the need to "closet" their sexuality to avoid ridicule. Pride days and flags are meant to encourage them to be themselves. Straight people don't have need for encouraging; they're already at the top of the food chain. 
I suppose while I don't think the straight pride stuff is the most evil thing in the world, it's definitely not helpful either ,,,,, If anything, it's harmful. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, makes sense. I just think that at least part of the people who want a straight flag want it to make the orientation spectrum complete, you know? Like, it would feel weird to them to not add it in the options.
And in another way, to bring heterosexuality on the same level as other orientations. By leaving out the straight flag you set them apart from the other orientations - and it's understandable that people do that, with heterosexuality being the only universally accepted one and all - but on the other hand, keeping it apart doesn't bring them on the same level either, you know? When you want equality for all it's kind of weird to deny one thing to one group, because that empasizes that they are "normal" and the rest is "special". And keeping the normal versus special view alive doesn't bring us either.
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Skkon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Yeah, that's a great point !! That's a great perspective on it... Makes lots more sense !! |D I see the whole "normal" and "special" thing being a problem on both sides. I hadn't thought of it that way, thanks !! ovo
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Always interesting to see other points of view :)
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pussrik Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind a flag, but I do mind straight pride.
As a straight person, even I know having an official straight pride day is pretty silly, since every day is straight pride day :// Plus, you don't really see a straight couple being frowned upon or oppressed by society. 

But a flag as in representing their sexuality and nothing else....I don't really see why not ;/ 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I wouldn't say they need a pride, just a flag is fine though.
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MinisculeHeartBeat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well if one group is going to claim equality then I don't see why another group can't. That'd be the opposite of equality and very hypocritical.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds logical, yes!
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Piratelock Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Straight people day is every day, it's wrong to give them a flag when they're not oppressed for their orientation like others are.
They should be happy that they don't need a "straight awareness day" or a special flag to make them recognized.

LGBT is not for straight allies to shove their opinions upon everyone else, it's a safe place for those not straight and cis.

If I wanted to be around straight people, I could go literally anywhere else.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, makes sense. I just think that at least part of the people who want a straight flag want it to make the orientation spectrum complete, you know? Like, it would feel weird to them to not add it in the options.
And in another way, to bring heterosexuality on the same level as other orientations. By leaving out the straight flag you set them apart from the other orientations - and it's understandable that people do that, with heterosexuality being the only universally accepted one and all - but on the other hand, keeping it apart doesn't bring them on the same level either, you know? When you want equality for all it's kind of weird to deny one thing to one group, because that empasizes that they are "normal" and the rest is "special". And keeping the normal versus special view alive doesn't bring us either.
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TAKEaSECONDandSMILE Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as the flags arent putting eachother down or pitting the people against eachother, thats fine. Its exactly the same.

I did not explain that very well xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, in that case it's fine.
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TAKEaSECONDandSMILE Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.
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the-ugliest-sweater Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's perfectly fine. If the other sexualities have flags, I don't think it would matter.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think so either, as long as it's just meant to show your sexuality and not to say it's better than any other.
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icefirewolfie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not against it but I think it's kind of like,
"Wow you're the same sexual as most living things on earth, congrats!" :XD:
Idk, it's silly I guess, but no real point getting mad over it I guess.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't get mad over it, either :XD:
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xiao-mao2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Artist
I'm bisexual and I think it's a bit like saying "Haha. We have our own flag now, bitch. Eat our dirt." However, being straight is A-OK with me :D! But my own very personal opinion deep down is just "I don't CARE. So long as the OTHER sexualities get flags, I'm good."
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, it depends, I really don't think all straight people mean it like that.
Yea xD
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xiao-mao2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Artist
Hopefully not xD
And besides, straight people have never actually done anything to me personally :I
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, same :XD: At least, it had nothing to do with the fact that they were straight :P
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xiao-mao2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Artist
Mmm.
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Sorrelheart Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
I think if any other sexuality gets a pride flag, straight people should have one too, though I don't plan on pasting it all over my page. Being someone who isn't minority in almost every category (I'm straight, white, middle class) I feel that being in the most accepted category is something some people are born with. They can't help it as much as a homosexual can't help being gay. Sure, many, many people are oppressed daily because of their being lesbian, gay, bi, etc. but a few extremists oppress straight people, too. I'm not saying it's something I see very often, but it's there and some people don't believe that it's a problem to anyone. Long story short, I'm completely A-OK with gays, bis, etc. and I'm even friends with some, but the goal is to make everyone equal, not overcorrect and end up making the majority currently the oppressed in the future. By all means, I hope no one somehow gets offended by this, I'm just trying to convey it from my point of view.(wow, I really made this longer than I intended to 0.0)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I agree on the overcorrecting thing. It's not right to be an ass to someone "So they know how it feels to be oppressed" because it just wouldn't help anyone at all.
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Nekomira Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would not say it is wrong, but it is kinda pointless..Since being straight is the norm, so to speak. But I see nothing wrong about it, if it is not like..straight activists against everyone else, because that would be wrong.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, makes sense!
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larvesta Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
straight ppl dont need a straight pride flag in my opinion because the point of various lgbt pride flags are to express that youre not afraid to be something that isnt considered 'normal', and the flags are there as a mutual way to show them

straight ppl can have a flag, but i dont think they need it to be a pride flag, since straight people are not considered 'lesser' or 'abnormal', and ___ pride is the way of showing that youre ok with you being something thats not considered 'normal'
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