A group called Super Happy Fun America is planning some counterprogramming in reaction to Boston’s annual gay pride parade, and it doth have the liberals in a frenzy. A group of trollish jokesters have come up with a “straight pride” parade for the end of August, and they are having a lot of fun getting under the skin of the LGBT community and its most fervent activists. The group says its mission is to advocate “on behalf of the straight community in order the foster respect and awareness with people from all walks of life.”
“We will have the streets closed and be allowed floats and vehicles,” Super Happy Fun America’s Mark Sahady wrote. “This is our chance to have a patriotic parade in Boston as we celebrate straight pride.”
The parade apparently evolved as a reaction to an earlier incident in April. After Boston Mayor Marty Walsh agreed to fly a gay pride flag from City Hall, the folks at Super Happy Fun America requested that they be allowed to hoist a “straight pride flag” as well. They were denied that request.
“We are disappointed that the Walsh administration has chosen hate and discrimination,” the group wrote. “Therefore, we have decided to launch a campaign to educate the public, politicians, and civil servants about the straight community and the unique problems we face. We have determined that a parade would be the best way to promote our community and its diverse history, culture, and identity. We anticipate that the city will eventually choose to embrace tolerance and inclusivity.”
Here are some of the Twitter twits and their angry responses to this stunt:
“Almost threw up a little in my mouth,” wrote George Takei.
“Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose??” wrote Captain Projection, Chris Evans.
“The Straight Pride Parade exists for the same reason as Men’s Rights and White Pride: to denigrate and belittle the progress made by the marginalized. It’s nothing less than the mockery of the oppressed and should be treated as such,” wrote the humorless Kall Kylegren.
Get a life.
To prove just how self-aware the parade’s organizers are, they have just named conservative gay legend Milo Yiannopoulos as their Grand Marshall.
“I might technically be a sequined and perfectly coiffed friend of Dorothy’s, but I’ve spent my entire career advocating for the rights of America’s most brutally repressed identity — straight people — so I know a thing or two about discrimination,” Yiannopoulos said in a statement.
No doubt, Milo’s participation will only further enrage the rainbow crowd.
The parade does not yet have a permit from the city, but remarks from Mayor Walsh indicate that they will soon enough.
“This ‘Straight Pride Parade’ doesn’t yet have a permit, but is working to amend their application for permits to host a public event,” Walsh wrote. “Whatever outside groups may try do, our values won’t change. I invite each and every person to stand with us, and show that love will always prevail.”
We fail to see what’s unloving about a Straight Pride Parade, but we are getting a kick out of the liberal rage it has inspired.