Hey, you want straight pride?

Aria Stevens
Jun 18 · 2 min read

Every time you go to a sports event, that’s straight pride.

Every time you go to church, that’s straight pride.

Every time you hold the hand of your heterosexually appropriate significant other, that’s straight pride.

Every time you pose for a public photo with a group of your friends who present in a socially accepted cisgendered form, that’s straight pride.

Every time you are gendered correctly on the phone, that’s straight pride.

Every time you make comments about your socially acceptable body without an awkward response, that’s straight pride.

Every time you don’t get an eyeroll or a forced sigh as a result of giving your cisgendered, heterosexually appropriate SO a peck on the cheek, that’s straight pride.

Every time you hear people laughing nearby and don’t wonder if it’s about you, that’s straight pride.

Every time you walk into a room and you don’t feel judgement and condemnation, that’s straight pride.

EVERY TIME YOU INTERACT WITH SOMEONE AT A STORE REGISTER AND AREN’T AGGRESSIVELY MISGENDERED, THAT’S STRAIGHT PRIDE.

EVERY TIME YOU CALL YOUR MOM TO SAY HI AND DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HER CRYING, THAT’S STRAIGHT PRIDE.

EVERY TIME YOU WAKE UP AND DON’T NEED TO THINK ABOUT YOUR RIGHT TO EXIST, THAT’S STRAIGHT PRIDE.

Straight pride is everything, everywhere, and everyone who isn’t in a sexual or gender minority.

So let your hands that people don’t recoil from be your flags. Let the clothes that people don’t bat an eye at when they see you wearing them be your banners. Let the shoes that you and you alone have walked in be your floats.

Because literally every time you walk, that is a straight pride march. Every. Damn. Time.

The Transition Transmission

The place to embrace the Triumphs and Tribulations of those who Transitioned and risked everything to live authentically.

Aria Stevens

Written by

The Transition Transmission

The place to embrace the Triumphs and Tribulations of those who Transitioned and risked everything to live authentically.

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade