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  1. Standard membervivify
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    28 Oct '18 03:32
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/straight-pride-flag-1.4872572

    Residents in a central New Brunswick village are seeking an apology from officials who allowed a "straight pride" flag to be raised in the centre of town.

    The appearance of the flag, which was taken down after almost a full day, was met with outrage from some residents, but the man who helped raise it says it wasn't meant to hurt the LBGT community of Chipman, a village of some 1,100 people, about 60 kilometres east of Fredericton.

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    Chipman resident Glenn Bishop and 11 others met over the past few months to find ways to show support for straight people.

    "We are not against the gay pride people at all," Bishop said. "I'm not against gay people; anybody's sexual preference is their choice."

    Bishop told CBC News he went to the mayor about two months ago and asked to fly the flag.

    "He said, 'Sure we represent all groups of people,' and I agree with that," said Bishop.

    The flag — which depicts interlinked male and female symbols on a background of black and white horizontal lines — has been raised by some conservative groups in the U.S. in response to gay pride events.
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    28 Oct '18 06:09
    If all groups within the community deserve some amount of representation by flyign their flag and celebrating their unique aspects... Then it makes sense.

    But surely, on some level, we all know this to be absurd.

    I think part of it is that the right recognizes teh flying of the "LGBTQ" flag and other gestures as highly political in nature, and thus they want to use their own power to display their own symbols, not necessarily because they feel "marginalized" as straight people, but because they feel marginalized as conservatives and it is a direct way to counter it.

    Is that legitimate?

    If it is a highly political, and victorious gesture to fly the gay flag... and the Left relishes the opportunity to fly it... Why should not the right relish the opportunity to counter it?

    IDK, interesting topic.
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    28 Oct '18 09:02
    @vivify said
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/straight-pride-flag-1.4872572

    Residents in a central New Brunswick village are seeking an apology from officials who allowed a "straight pride" flag to be raised in the centre of town.

    The appearance of the flag, which was taken down after almost a full day, was met with outrage from some residents, but the man who help ...[text shortened]... s — has been raised by some conservative groups in the U.S. in response to gay pride events.
    “Met with outrage”

    😆
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    28 Oct '18 18:33
    Personally, I do not see anything wrong with a "straight pride" flag. While I suppose it is somewhat redundant, to say that it is hateful or offensive is silly. People are acting like "straight pride" is somehow mutually exclusive with (or against) "gay pride". Actually, I find all all these terms to be cringeworthy. I can't even bring myself to write them outside of quotation marks.
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    28 Oct '18 19:00
    @ashiitaka said
    Personally, I do not see anything wrong with a "straight pride" flag. While I suppose it is somewhat redundant, to say that it is hateful or offensive is silly. People are acting like "straight pride" is somehow mutually exclusive with (or against) "gay pride". Actually, I find all all these terms to be cringeworthy. I can't even bring myself to write them outside of quotation marks.
    At Donald Trump's rallies, the television cameras should focus upon the signs of
    'Whites for Trump' or "Men for Trump' rather than of 'Blacks for Trump' or 'Women for Trump'.
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    28 Oct '18 19:03
    One would have to be absurdly naïve to think that a straight-pride
    flag was anything other than a dig at the LGBT community.

    It is like celebrating a lack of disability at the paralympics.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    One would have to be absurdly naïve to think that a straight-pride
    flag was anything other than a dig at the LGBT community.

    It is like celebrating a lack of disability at the paralympics.
    The point is that it shouldn't be offensive. Of course it's a dig, but you have to be quite fragile to be offended by it or take the bait... "Straight pride" isn't offensive. In fact, by reacting, the LGBT community only gives them the satisfaction of knowing that they hit a sore point. If there was no reaction, it would be an embarrassing flop.

    It's just a flag that says "straight pride" (male and female symbols interlocked). There are bigger fish to fry.
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    28 Oct '18 20:001 edit
    @wolfgang59 said
    It is like celebrating a lack of disability at the paralympics.
    Lol. So being gay is like a disability?
  9. Zugzwang
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    28 Oct '18 20:12
    @divegeester said
    Lol. So being gay is like a disability?
    (Divegeester replied to Wolfgang59.)

    The sneering Divegeester misses the point that, like disabled people, gay people encounter adverse discrimination.
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    @duchess64 said
    (Divegeester replied to Wolfgang59.)

    The sneering Divegeester misses the point that, like disabled people, gay people encounter adverse discrimination.
    And straight people never do encounter discrimination?

    Interesting.
  11. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    28 Oct '18 21:251 edit
    @whodey said
    And straight people never do encounter discrimination?

    Interesting.
    especially straight white males like myself ... 🙁
  12. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @whodey said
    And straight people never do encounter discrimination?

    Interesting.
    A false conclusion and obviously NOT INTERESTING.
  13. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    29 Oct '18 05:10
    @wolfgang59 said
    A false conclusion and obviously NOT INTERESTING.
    false?
    it may be uninteresting but I gotta tell ya right now , white males get the hell discriminated out of them.
    Haters can always find other grounds to discriminate ...age .. financial situation... toothlessness... haircut... good clothes ... bad clothes.
    If you really want to understand discrimination I suggest you steer away from the basic 'white male privilige' type discrimination that duchess goes on about. Its so much deeper than that.
  14. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    @duchess64 said
    (Divegeester replied to Wolfgang59.)

    The sneering Divegeester misses the point that, like disabled people, gay people encounter adverse discrimination.
    you discriminate against me all the time but I dont hound you at every turn...
  15. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @karoly-aczel said
    false?
    it may be uninteresting but I gotta tell ya right now , white males get the hell discriminated out of them.
    Haters can always find other grounds to discriminate ...age .. financial situation... toothlessness... haircut... good clothes ... bad clothes.
    If you really want to understand discrimination I suggest you steer away from the basic 'white male privilige' type discrimination that duchess goes on about. Its so much deeper than that.
    Suggest you read the posts again.
    I agree that anyone can face some form of discrimination.
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