A so-called “straight pride parade” is scheduled to take place in Boston later this summer, reports New York Times’s Carolyn Ryan.
Ryan shared a screenshot of a message posted by one of the parade’s organizers, Mark Sahady.
“Straight Pride” parade planned in Boston. With floats. pic.twitter.com/JcTsGRjNPn
— carolynryan (@carolynryan) June 4, 2019
It looks like the Boston Straight Pride Parade will happen. We filed a discrimination complaint and it appears the City of Boston understands they would lose in litigation. The city is now working with us on the parade. We will have the streets closed and be allowed floats and vehicles. The tentative date is 8/31 but will be finalized in the next few weeks. The proposed parade route is below. If you would like to come as an individual, march as a group, or bring a float or vehicle, then get in touch. This is our chance to have a patriotic parade in Boston as we celebrate straight pride.
He also shared a link to the parade’s official website, superhappyfunamerica.com.
According to the website:
Super Happy Fun America advocates on behalf of the straight community in order to build respect, inclusivity, equality, diversity, unity, solidarity, dignity, social mobility, empowerment, sustainability, justice, awareness, intersectionality, human rights, education, access, participation, dialogue, visibility, tolerance, and alliances with people from all walks of life. We encourage everyone to embrace our community’s diverse history, culture, and identity regardless of sexual orientation.
The site proudly proclaims that the Boston Straight Pride Parade will finally allow straight people to have their voices heard:
FINALLY STRAIGHT PEOPLE WILL HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD
Super Happy Fun America invites you to celebrate the diverse history, culture, and contributions of the straight community!
The Straight Pride Event will be held to achieve inclusivity and spread awareness of issues impacting straights in Greater Boston and beyond. It will be a one-day event consisting of a parade followed by a flag raising ceremony.
The site also features a quote by John Hugo, the President of Super Happy Fun America:
“Straight people are an oppressed majority. We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate. The day will come when straights will finally be included as equals among all of the other orientations.”
The announcement was immediately mocked on Twitter:
are the straights ok? https://t.co/qlq1WUJ1Cf
— Mario (@mtehuitz) June 4, 2019
That's just called traffic, my dude….
— See Endgame Again (@bamfingbob) June 4, 2019
Not coincidentally, the guy organizing the "Straight Pride" parade has a rich history:https://t.co/S3wT6g9S2h
— Jon Zal (@OfficialJonZal) June 4, 2019
I'm hetero, and this is hilarious.
— Jen is jaded (@j8thegr8) June 4, 2019
I came looking for this response. Thank you.
— Clair WN (@TamarValleyGirl) June 4, 2019
May I add this one as well? pic.twitter.com/HzkWJ9TV6I
— Trinity, The Otter (@ZayalaAshira) June 4, 2019
a look at everyone attending pic.twitter.com/8k6XjxHIbF
— (@alexaa_speed) June 4, 2019
Boston already has Straight Pride; it’s called St. Patrick’s Day and there’s even a parade.
— Doug Dodson (@DougDodsonENews) June 4, 2019
Total sausage party pic.twitter.com/YtZJ1JAQx3
— ✨Meg (@Megastarrr3) June 4, 2019
The other half will be pickup trucks with flags… like these pic.twitter.com/p42xoTPEeR
— Cold Hands, Cold Feet. (@rustystubbs) June 4, 2019
I think it was at the battle of bowling green where people were rounded up and beaten for being straight. Also forced out of their fuglies and into pose-worthy attire…?
— Mysti Berry (@MystiBerry) June 4, 2019