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Would a heterosexual aromantic person be shunned from Pride? watch

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    Honestly I spent a long time feeling **** about being aromantic so my friend (who is NB) suggested I go to pride with her. I was really excited about it until my other friend said that straight cis people shouldn't go to pride except as allies. And I am straight because I'm heterosexual but aromanticism is part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum so doesn't that mean pride is for me too? I mean, when you see a list of LGBTQ+ flags the aro flag is usually there so it's not like I'm just inserting myself into the community.

    I guess that I just want somewhere where people aren't going to judge me about who I am but at the same time I don't want to jump in on pride (when there are queer or trans people who face way bigger hardships than I do) if I don't belong. I know it's fairly niche but have any straight aro people on here been to pride?
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    You could go with the first friend.

    A chunk of people there will be aromantic - they're not interested in a relationship with anyone, they just want to shag lots of people...

    Nobody is shunned from pride, or at least I don't think they should be. If you want to go to pride, then by all means go! There will undoubtedly be those who may not understand why you're there because you're heterosexual. But you identify as aromantic. You have as much right to be there as I do.
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