Pride Month 2022 has kicked off, and the LGBTQ+ communities are celebrating the freedom to be themselves. Which, even though it's the 21st century, is still apparently threatening to some people.

I know it sounds absurd, but take the subreddit "Are the Straights OK?" for example. Its members regularly discover posts that discriminate against minorities, and often do so in a way that resembles all those toxic cliches from 25, 75, and even a few hundred years ago.

Continue scrolling to check out what statements have recently appeared on the subreddit and fire up Bored Panda's older publication on it for more similar jibberish if you want to go down the rabbit hole even deeper.

#1

What

What

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Kristy Nelson
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL!

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#2

Ugh. Just, Ugh

Ugh. Just, Ugh

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Milady Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

Touche, James Fell!

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Given all the problems they have, you might be surprised that wealth creation, according to new research from Merrill Lynch, is actually happening at a faster pace among diverse communities, including the black, Latino, and specifically, the LGBTQ+.

The study focused on "affluent households," which, according to the three reports from Merrill Lynch, means US households earning more than $125,000. Affluent gay, lesbian, and transgender households saw their net worth skyrocket by a whopping 76% since 2015. (For comparison, the average "affluent" home saw its wealth grow by 53% during this time frame.)

#3

Double Standards

Double Standards

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Sasha
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Forget the boys, half the reason cited for those rules are the teachers. We apparently trust men less than i do my dog with a sandwich on my coffee table, but women are too emotional for presidency

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#4

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

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Wilko Lunenburg
Community Member
2 months ago

It's going to be hard, but I'm going to wank over them!

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#5

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

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Tilfeldig Forbipasserende
Community Member
2 months ago

That's good, old biblical an-eye-for-an-eye moral. Just what we need to... No, wait a minute! We don't need that at all.

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"As a gay financial planner, I have seen the difference in family dynamics between my hetero clients and LGBTQ+ clients," David Rae wrote in Forbes. "About one-third of LGBTQ+ respondents said family members did not support them. While I believe acceptance is improving, it is not a given."

"LGBTQ+ Americans tend to get married later, and if they have children, they tend to have them later in life. Additionally, the cost of starting a family for LGBTQ+ individuals is usually much more expensive on average. That being said, for same-sex couples who don't have children, there is a lot more money to go around, which can make it easier to live a fabulous gay lifestyle while at the same time still building wealth."

#6

Better To Be Silent And Assumed A Fool Than To Speak Up And Remove All Doubt

Better To Be Silent And Assumed A Fool Than To Speak Up And Remove All Doubt

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K- THULU
Community Member
2 months ago

Look in the mirror, brad...

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#7

Swimsuits

Swimsuits

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Reminds me of how nipples are censored, only if they are female... even though they are anatomically identical to male ones.

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#8

*gasp* Women Have... Veins?! Impossible!!

*gasp* Women Have... Veins?! Impossible!!

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

Women with veins, how unnatural... next thing you're gonna tell me women can poop. It's crazy!

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#9

Matt Walsh Is A Controlling A**hole And Jeffrey Combs Is An Absolute Gem

Matt Walsh Is A Controlling A**hole And Jeffrey Combs Is An Absolute Gem

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Jacqueline Pie Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

Matt Walsh is THE WOOOORST

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It's also important to point out that the LGBTQ+ community is still highly diverse, with members at the top and bottom of the income and wealth spectrums.

Merrill conducted an in-depth study to help understand the financial planning needs of the LGBTQ+ community. The study also explored the financial challenges that members of the LGBTQ+ community overcame. 'Diverse Viewpoints: Exploring Wealth in the LGBTQ+ Community' is just one in a series of studies that Merrill has commissioned.

#10

Holy Cr*p

Holy Cr*p

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

This made me tear up. The poor boy. I'm glad the mother stood up for her son and left the mother-effer!

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#11

Hmmm

Hmmm

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Queen fhk
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow 😲.. this people are freaking dumb

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#12

What Is Wrong With People

What Is Wrong With People

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BoredBirb
Community Member
2 months ago

Thats disappointing of the company.

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#13

Nope, Definitely Not Ok, It's A Freaking Blanket!

Nope, Definitely Not Ok, It's A Freaking Blanket!

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Helen Witten
Community Member
2 months ago

Ouch that would have seriously hurt. That's a lovely blanket and beautiful colours. Sorry you went through that. :(

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"There is fear throughout the LGBTQ+ community about growing old alone," Rae said. "I could easily make a joke here about the fear of looking old, but this is a serious issue for many in the LGBTQ+ community. As a group, we face many challenges as we age."

"One pertinent question is, 'Who will look after us as we age.' LGBTQ+ folks are a third more likely to be concerned about paying for long-term care costs when compared to the general public. For one thing, long-term care is extremely expensive. Also, there is pervasive discrimination within many elder care facilities, both from residents and staff. These issues can be even more problematic for the transgender community and those living with HIV. I've spoken with many gay and lesbian seniors who have essentially gone back into the closet in their retirement communities."

#14

Why Can't Women Just Enjoy Their Boobies? Their Super Stuffed Up Milkies? Their Honker Wonker Doinky Bonkies?

Why Can't Women Just Enjoy Their Boobies? Their Super Stuffed Up Milkies? Their Honker Wonker Doinky Bonkies?

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Argle Bargle
Community Member
2 months ago

Ask him to strap two pumpkins to his chest for a day and see what he thinks by 5pm.

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#15

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Sebastian Richter
Community Member
2 months ago

So If you're walking around with a big booger hanging out your nose... Wear it like a man!

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#16

Ah Yes, Misogynistic Christmas Cards For All!

Ah Yes, Misogynistic Christmas Cards For All!

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K- THULU
Community Member
2 months ago

Gotta stop them from running away and screaming for help....what a fkn piece of sht!

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#17

Ladies…?

Ladies…?

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

*takes off pants*..

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The US Department of the Treasury says that gay married couples make more money than lesbian couples, and both gay and lesbian couples make more than opposite-sex married couples.

"It is pretty easy to explain how gay and lesbian married couples can make more money per year and at the same time be paid less for equal work," Rae said. "The proportion of dual-income households among gay and lesbian couples is higher than that of opposite-sex couples. You may have two lesbians earning less both because they are female and lesbian, but if both work full-time, they, on average, make more than the so-called nuclear family where the husband works and the wife stays home (don't shoot the messenger, I'm just pointing this out)."

#18

Cait Doesn't Get It, And Neither Do I Mate...

Cait Doesn't Get It, And Neither Do I Mate...

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Trillian
Community Member
2 months ago

Ok and I don‘t get that a grown woman wouldn‘t know „what to do with herself“ just bc her man is away for 2 (!) days?? Are you a toddler?

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#19

The Delusions Of Some Of These Guys

The Delusions Of Some Of These Guys

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D Battle II
Community Member
2 months ago

Spot on!

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#20

This Does Not Seem Okay

This Does Not Seem Okay

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Mayra Silva
Community Member
2 months ago

Cleanest house on the block I bet

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#21

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Stardust she/her
Community Member
2 months ago

*gulp* I’d better stay sevral light years away from this dude

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However, in many places around the world people from the LGBTQ+ community still have to hide and even flee persecution for simply being who they are.

"Among 84 million people who are currently forcibly displaced worldwide, LGBTQ+ persons are particularly vulnerable and marginalized," the UN said in a statement in May. "Fleeing persecution and socio-economic exclusion, they often reside in countries that do not provide strong human rights protections or actively discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity."

#22

Pretty Much

Pretty Much

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Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

These are also the incels that tell women they will treat them like princesses, not like those Alpha Chads.

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#23

Hmmmm

Hmmmm

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BoredBirb
Community Member
2 months ago

I love the comic they made. And their pfp! So cool! <3

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#24

Found On An Article

Found On An Article

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Wilko Lunenburg
Community Member
2 months ago

Two incels....

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#25

I Genuinely Find This Hilarious Especially Knowing The Original Creator Was Being 100% Serious

I Genuinely Find This Hilarious Especially Knowing The Original Creator Was Being 100% Serious

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Troux
Community Member
2 months ago

Millennials are killing Etc!

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"The structural vulnerabilities that LGBTQ+ persons face are intensified by their situation as migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, or internally displaced persons," the statement continued.

"Persecution from State and non-State actors, as well as socio-economic exclusion fueled by stigma, discrimination, armed conflict, natural disasters, and climate change force many persons of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to flee their homes in search of a safe environment, where they can live authentically and fully exercise their rights."

#26

Women Are Such Mysterious Creatures, They Never Say What They Want

Women Are Such Mysterious Creatures, They Never Say What They Want

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Stardust she/her
Community Member
2 months ago

This happened several months ago so I blocked him after he kept trying to get me to date him. Now he somehow reached out to me on Skype and offline school will start in 2 days so now I have no choice but to see him in person

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#27

That- That's Not What Loyal Is-

That- That's Not What Loyal Is-

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K- THULU
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't lose him by remembering where he is buried....

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#28

About Ice Cream

About Ice Cream

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N Gregory
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, if she bites it it means a) she's got teeth of titanium and b) she's a frickin animal - I mean, who bites ice cream? (I... may have missed the point)

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#29

This Is Just Creepy

This Is Just Creepy

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APL
Community Member
2 months ago

*vomits profusely*

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#30

When You Think It Can’t Get Worse You Notice The Glove…

When You Think It Can’t Get Worse You Notice The Glove…

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JC
Community Member
2 months ago

Two cattle ranchers, who are both obviously in on it, making a joke, what's the big deal?

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#31

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

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Sonja
Community Member
2 months ago

*facepalm*

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#32

Oh... My God

Oh... My God

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Andrew Pugg
Community Member
2 months ago

I am not often lost for words but.... . . ..but what a cockwomble, twatbadger of a person I cannot call him a man

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#33

At Least He End It There

At Least He End It There

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Kathi Schäffer
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, please end it! Good riddance. My God, I'm getting more disgusted by the minute reading this list 🤬🤬🤬

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#34

Found Some Vintage Anti-Suffrage Posters That Show How Afraid People Were Of Women Voting

Found Some Vintage Anti-Suffrage Posters That Show How Afraid People Were Of Women Voting

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dee dee
Community Member
2 months ago

So basically they were afraid of ending up in women's shoes. Aha.

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#35

Not Only Did People Get Mad About The Trailer, This Post Got Reported A Lot

Not Only Did People Get Mad About The Trailer, This Post Got Reported A Lot

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Nyx
Community Member
2 months ago

Can't really tell from the poststamp sized picture, but I take it the long haired groom is a woman, too?

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#36

Ah, Poor Babies…

Ah, Poor Babies…

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K- THULU
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't think I can type " for fks sake.." for every post in this list....

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#37

How Do You Even... What

How Do You Even... What

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K- THULU
Community Member
2 months ago

What exactly does a lesbian look like?

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#38

Yeah, Don't Have Sex Before Marriage

Yeah, Don't Have Sex Before Marriage

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K- THULU
Community Member
2 months ago

MY FKN GOD!!! WHAT THE FK IS THIS?

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#39

This Sign Above A Children's Toilet

This Sign Above A Children's Toilet

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

If the old "boys will be boys" excuse were a picture...

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#40

What Poor Woman Made This?

What Poor Woman Made This?

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
2 months ago

LMFAOOAOAOA

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#41

Are They Serious?

Are They Serious?

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
2 months ago

Hard and Hard, because life ain't easy for anyone, my dudes.

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#42

Definitely Not Ok

Definitely Not Ok

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BoredBirb
Community Member
2 months ago

You're a bit more than weird buddy. A bit more than weird.

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#43

I've Lost So Much Respect For This Elon Musk Guy

I've Lost So Much Respect For This Elon Musk Guy

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Trillian
Community Member
2 months ago

Elon Musk and Putin have a lot in common. Like how could anyone have ever believed they were halfways decent? Y‘all need to have your a*****e radar checked.

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#44

Honey,that Sounds Like A You Problem

Honey,that Sounds Like A You Problem

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Nyx
Community Member
2 months ago

It's sad that men are brought up to be so homophobic, that they don't even dare marry a guy in a video game. Meanwhile they go out with the boys, get drunk, f*ck each other on a dare and don't consider it gay at all.

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#45

... What

... What

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JiminKimLip7
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Racist and Sexist all in one! And Homophobic! That has to be a new record!

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#46

I Don’t Think They Are

I Don’t Think They Are

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
2 months ago

Ankle bracelets?

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#47

This Is At A Kid’s Stationary Shop

This Is At A Kid’s Stationary Shop

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Troux
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope he at least uses a washer.

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#48

A Friend Sent This Screenshot To Me On Instagram…

A Friend Sent This Screenshot To Me On Instagram…

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BoredBirb
Community Member
2 months ago

ok

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#49

I May Be A Sex Repulsed Ace But Once A Week Seems A Bit Much When Your Partner Dosn't Feel Sexual Attraction

I May Be A Sex Repulsed Ace But Once A Week Seems A Bit Much When Your Partner Dosn't Feel Sexual Attraction

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Stardust she/her
Community Member
2 months ago

No no nooo

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#50

Instagram Explore Page Memes = Misogynist Memes

Instagram Explore Page Memes = Misogynist Memes

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K- THULU
Community Member
2 months ago

What?

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