Why we get a whole month (icon Independent Weekly News, June 4-10, 1998)

As June begins with its plethora of events focused around Pride Month for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people (GLBT), many of you might be asking, why do “they” get a whole month to celebrate their sexual orientation? What happened to heterosexual pride month? What can’t there be heterosexual evens, such as bowling, fishing trips, “straight socials,” and stock car racing instead of art shows, “queer mingles,” dances, gay garden tours, and parades?