The members of LGBTQ+ have to deal with a lot of hate. Whether it's in real life or online, as a group, they're constantly under attack by spiteful people who question their very own existence. So in an attempt to create a safe space for venting, they started a subreddit called "Are the Straights OK?"
Even though the sub is relatively new — its birthday is October 2019 — it already has 329K subscribers, tackling difficult social issues like sexism and homophobia. Here are some of the most-upvoted posts from "Are the Straights OK?"
This Made Me Go Like
Bored Panda contacted the moderators of r/AreTheStraightsOK and one of them was kind enough to answer a few questions about the subreddit and what goes on in it. "The most popular theme across this subreddit is the lack of self-awareness when it comes to certain couples and their toxic relationships," the mod said.
"It's like that one guy at work who comes in every day complaining about his wife and you constantly ask yourself 'Why are they even still married?!'"
The mod thinks the community of the subreddit is really great. "We have a bunch of genuine users who share a lot of personal moments as well as laughs and friendly jokes. We do get trolls, and they sometimes are subtle, but for the most part, we really like the community that posts here," they explained.
Is It Gay To Love Your Son?
Some critics of this subreddit can be heard saying it is simply putting labels on people and pitting them against each other which only widens the gap between the LGBTQ+ and straight cisgender folks but the mod of r/AreTheStraightsOK believes they misunderstand what this subreddit is actually about.
"First and foremost, it was created by a straight cis woman, and second, it includes straight people (both cis and trans) within the mod team and the community. Critics seem to be missing the information that's provided right in the sidebar on how this subreddit is not aimed at straight people in particular — it's aimed at bad relationships and sometimes sexist/LGBT+phobic people. Now, if critics fell into one of those areas themselves, I could at least understand why they think it's widening some sort of 'gap.'"
The Great American Sitcom
Better To Be Silent And Assumed A Fool Than To Speak Up And Remove All Doubt
Found On Technically The Truth, The One Bothered By The First Cartoon...
Yeah, My Homophobic Uncle Watches This 24/7 And I'm Sitting There Like "¿¿¿???"
Posting This Again Cos I'm A Dummy And Forgot To Cover Names
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They Don't Know
Hell Naw To The Naw Naw Naw Naw
Men Can Wear Make Up, But *only* If Extreme Conflict Ensues...
This Is Some 19th Century Sexism
I Don’t Know If This Has Been Posted Here But....
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