Is It Okay for Straight People to Wear Rainbow Stuff?

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Long story short:
I want to wear some ****, but idk if it’s right to wear since I’m not apart of the LGBTQ community. It’s better if you read the passage for better context.


Long story long:
I’ve wondered this for quite sometime and the question effected me personally when came across a pair of sneakers w/ rainbows on them that I liked & even went as far as to buying them. They were a pair of Eytys. I ultimately returned them b/c I almost wasn’t sure if it would be considered I guess appropriation of Pride Culture, & I didn’t want to do that. I asked friends, and they were like “it’s cool”, but friends are friends, so sometimes they give passes to **** like blacks volunteering their “other” friends an "n-word pass".

Anyway, I’m facing this dilemma again. Came across some fire overalls I liked last month w/ rainbows on them, and brought. As dope as I think they are, idk if I’m generally “allowed” to wear them. Supreme did a Dead Prez collab last year or so & w/o context seeing “other” walk around w/ Pan-African flags is a bit of head tilter w/o context... I guess?

May the LGBTQ bro’s & cho’s of this sight give ya boy a lil insight here. In a way I’m being selfish b/c I want to wear a garment, but then again, more than style, the moment I brought the thing I made a political statement.

Here are the shoes I mentioned earlier:
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Also, I have Finn Balor pride shirt that I don’t question wearing b/c it’s kinda blatant in show of support & it’s associated w/ fairly known message from a fairly known person,“For Everyone”.
 
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I don't see any issue with it, unless you don't want people assuming you are LGBTQ. I would say it is akin to someone who is not African-American wearing BLM gear. You are showing that you are an ally if anything and I don't think people have a problem with that, but it is 2021 so who knows.
 
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Info: is the rainbow on the shoes supposed to be representative of the LGBTQ+ community or is it just a rainbow on a pair of shoes?
 
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I suppose I need to be educated too cause I have no clue what's offensive about wearing something with a rainbow on it(pride related or not) if you don't identify as lgbtq?

I tried to cop the pride air max 90's a couple years ago but took an L and eventually lost interest. Would there have been people that felt some kind of way if I had them?
 

calibeebee

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Nothing wrong with it. Never even thought twice about it really. BUT, we about to leave for Jamaica vacation and I copped this the other day.
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she was like “babe you can’t wear that. They are really homophobic in this country.”
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oh word? That comment caught me off guard. Was thinking it’s homophobic to think that way. And would now be homophobic to NOT wear that
 
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I just asked my M-I-L her thoughts (she's a lesbian) and she said it's all good for straight people to wear things that support her lifestyle/culture..

I've got 2 pieces from adidas PRIDE selection that I wear in support and I've never had anyone ever question me or my intentions..So wear what you like brother Rosie..
 
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No matter what, there's always somebody that will be negative/territorial about anything like that. There is no right answer bc people like to play victim.
 
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I own pride accessories, hats, etc which adds some contrast to my dressing style. I rarely wear colorful clothing.
 

aepps20

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This thread really speaks to your social awareness and I'm very proud. Old NT would never be this aware to ask. I'm not in the LGTBQ community but I consider myself an ally and I would rock whatever I like so long as it wasn't offensive to members of the community that I personally know.
 

Nereyda Vuelve Por Dios

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You want to wear those ugly *** shoes, go right ahead.

some may think you are a homosexual but that doesnt mean anything if you dont want it to.
 
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