Fair warning in advance... this post may trigger some due to the nature of the topic, but no insult of any kind is directed at anyone. Just a question I've been meaning to ask for about a week or so now.
Recently, a friend of mine posted a similar meme on his Facebook page, and he was consequently put in Farcebook jail over it, not to mention the barrage of verbal assaults that came his way shortly after. Funny thing is, he is a registered Democrat who vehemently supports LGBT rights, and was only expressing his pride. So my question is, has anyone else faced a similar situation for expressing pride in something that mainstream society considers taboo or irrelevant? As of yet, I have not, then again can't say I care for any pride-based movements to begin with, I think most of them are absurd and not worth the time or energy to dwell on. Pride movements are yet another way to keep us divided. With that said, in a supposedly understanding and accepting society I do find it unfortunate that some individuals end up getting harassed for expressing/supporting certain point of views.