Queers for the Climate Want to 'Save the Straights'

6.24.2014

By Dennis Hinzmann

Oh, and the rest of the planet, too

It’s Pride Week, so of course everyone’s in a good mood. Right?

But does that gnawing worry about climate change every really go away? Queers for the Climate want you to remember, as we march for our HIV/AIDS treatments and marriage equality, that climate change is still a threat. 

Their campaign, “Save the Straights,” is essentially the LGBT community saving the heterosexuals from themselves and their CO2-emitting ways. The organization admits that LGBT people do it too, but there just aren’t as many of us. 

“Let’s face it; straight people have treated this planet like a port-a-potty at Lollapalooza. They’ve poured so much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere that the climate is spiraling out of control,” said Jose Humberto, one of Queers for the Climate’s founders. “When our community sets our mind to it, we change the world. SO it’s time we use our talents give the straights a helping hand, because Lord knows they need it.” 

Queers for the Climate will have their own contingent in this Sunday’s Pride March in New York, assembling on East 37th Street between Park and Madison. They say they will have other “interventions” leading up to the People’s Climate March in September. 

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