July 9th, 2014

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I've not posted on here for a while, so here's a nice LGBT-themed question (or is it?).

I've been seeing a lot of pages on Facebook for 'Straight/Heterosexual Pride', sparked of course by last month being LGBT Pride Month. They're each a little bit different, but they all seem to agree on one thing: They encourage 'male-female unions (doing it right since the beginning of mankind!)', and really discourage 'heterophobia'.

So, these are the main questions:
Why do people want a Straight Pride Month?
Should they have one?
Is heterophobia real/legitimate? Is cisphobia real/legitimate? (cis - to have a gender identity that agrees with one's assigned gender/sex, as opposed to trans).

For the sake of general decency, try to keep the discussions even and fair-minded, and don't stoop to the level of threats and derogatory language. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, and if that opinion is harmful/hateful, try not to resort to that in turn. Meanwhile, do your best not to bring religion into this, or insult someone's religious beliefs. I know we're not as heavily regulated as other comms, and we can be fairly fast and loose, but try not to step over any decency lines. Just discuss.

DK;DC?: Summer seems to be well and truly here! So, what's your favourite ice cream flavour right now?

EDIT: Attention Everyone: Harmful/hateful opinions can be posted, but at the poster's own risk. If you (and by you I mean anyone) says something hateful/harmful, that's your freedom of speech to do so, but there is no freedom from the consequences of doing so. If anyone posts anything hateful/harmful directed towards you, you can give them the consequences for doing so. Don't sit and 'just deal with it'.