Backcountry Conservative draws attention to Straight Pride Week, sponsored by a student group at the University of Central Oklahoma. I noticed that Jeff doesn't comment on it one way or the other, but the trackbacks are trying to make this out to be an issue of fairness. That seems to me to miss too many of the social dynamics. I left a comment, but I want to record here also what disturbs me about this.
I think when you view this in the light of what such things normally are like, then it does seem bigoted or at least insensitive. Normally these pride things are supposed to give a sense of recognizing the importance an value of those in a persecuted, marginalized, or even hated group. When racial minorities do it, they're purportedly identifying themselves as good people and most fundamentally as no more or not the sort of people that anyone should be ashamed of being.
This sort of thing seems a little silly when you see that straight people aren't peresecuted in any important way, and saying so makes it look as if you're just being insensitive to people who have truly been persecuted. There's no way at all that straight people have been marginalized, though I do think there is some bigotry toward straight people who think gay sex and relationships are wrong. It seems insensitive to those who have been the object of negative social attitudes, then, to do this in the way that these things are normally done, using the same sort of language obviously adopted from the kinds of events I've been talking about. It becomes the kind of victimology conservatives loathe, emphasizing victimhood where it barely or doesn't at all exist, purely for the benefit of feeling like it gives the one made out to be an opppressor some sense of guilt.