From June 1 t0 30, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) communities all over the world celebrate Pride Month. In some places, the LGBTQ community gather together by having various events to show their pride in being LGBTQ.
A Twitter user named Hendrix posted his message that as a Human Rights advocate, he chooses to support Pride Month even if he is a straight guy. He also said that supporting the LGBTQ annual celebration doesn’t mean you have to be one.
Straight ka pero push na push ka sa Pride Month, hmm. — Di mo naman kailangan maging one of them to support equality. As a Human Rights advocate, it is upon the choice of a person who to love. When you love, you see no boundaries… https://t.co/uDU5TxHYKz
— Hendrix (@TheHendrixWay) June 2, 2019
An anonymous netizen reacted to Hendrix’s tweet via curious cat and said, “Straight ka pero push na push ka sa Pride Month, hmm.”
Hendrix replied that straight people can support LGBTQs. “Di mo naman kailangan maging one of them to support equality. As a Human Rights advocate, it is upon the choice of a person who to love. When you love, you see no boundaries to pursue. Let people love freely 💖🌈”
Netizens also showed their support for how Hendrix replied to the anonymous comments.
I smell toxic masculinity and irrelevant gender roles from anon.. kudos to you kuya Hendrix for handling it well!!!
— Ross Saldaña (@rpbs_17) June 2, 2019
respect and support doesn't need a gender anon, i swear people puts a gender on everything
— Cher Noble (@KQueeNgmesff) June 2, 2019
I'm straight, but I also support them. I'm so happy that my relatives are slowly opening their minds to my 7 year old cousin who's gay. We support my cousin by accepting what he wants to be!
— Listen boy! My first love story (@yoonaena1) June 2, 2019
Pride Month is a month-long celebration to raise political awareness of the current issues the LGBTQ community are facing.
Events like parades, wearing rainbow color costumes and attire, street parties, community events, poetry reading, public speaking, street festivals, and educational sessions are all covered by mainstream media and attracting millions of participants.